Abu Dhabi: The UAE Cybersecurity Council is set to host Regional Cybersecurity Week 2023 from October 8 to 12, under the title ‘Cybersecurity Innovation and Industry Development.’ The event is held in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center (ARCC) at the Rixos Saadiyat Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
2023 Week is the largest cyber event in Arab and Islamic countries, sponsored by the United Arab Emirates. The event will be attended by over 100 experts and speakers from 70 countries, including the 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as 10 international organizations, to explore the best international strategies and experiences in the field of cybersecurity.
Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity of the UAE Government, emphasized the importance of the conference as it contributes to creating a cybersecurity culture, reading challenges, putting forward solutions, and exchanging visions to face any emergency.
The week will feature a new virtual infrastructure model of the state, which will allow participants to experience the impact of cyber attacks in a realistic way.
Furthermore, the week includes about 50 events that cover a wide range of cybersecurity topics, including the latest trends and developments in cybersecurity, challenges and threats facing cybersecurity, and strategies and best practices for cybersecurity.
The events also include the 11th Regional Cyber Security Conference “Innovation in Cybersecurity,” the 11th Regional Cyber Security Exercise, the FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) workshop, the 15th Annual Conference of the Cybersecurity Centers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-CERT), and the Arab Meeting of Heads and Representatives of the National Cybersecurity Centers in the Arab Region.