The Cybertech Dubai conference came to an end after two consecutive days of fascinating lectures, an exhibition of a variety of cyber solutions, and business meetings between companies and individuals from dozens of countries. The conference drew a large number of senior officials from Israel, Dubai and other countries, and served as a meeting point for all those dealing with the question of how to make cybersecurity of organizations and countries more effective.
On Tuesday, the event was visited by Sheikh Mana bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, nephew of the ruler of Dubai and cousin of the Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who visited the previous day.
Cooperation between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in the field of cybersecurity started in August 2020, with the signing of the Abraham Accords and the establishment of formal relations between the two countries, but quickly became especially close. It was revealed during the conference that the UAE and Israel plan to hold joint cyber exercises.
As part of his visit, Sheikh Mana bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Mactoum toured the booths and spoke with senior Israeli figures including Esti Peshin, General Manager of the Cyber Division of IAI, Yigal Unna, Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate, and others.
It was the first time for the Cybertech conference to be held in one of the Gulf countries, and the Crown Prince declared that he is looking forward to another conference in the year 2022. We intend to meet this expectation.