“The cyber pandemic is here to stay. Cybersecurity is not the responsibility of the government, but of every individual.” This, according to the UAE Government’s Head of Cybersecurity, Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, who spoke last week in Dubai during a press conference, in which the return of Cybertech Global to the UAE was announced.
Cybertech Dubai, scheduled to take place on June 13-14, 2022, is part of the well-established Cybertech Global network – one of the largest in-person gathering for the cyber industry, which takes places several times a year in Tel Aviv, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Kigali and other avant-garde cities around the world.
With a grand exhibition hall and a cutting-edge conference, Cybertech Global serves to highlight the latest technological innovations, challenges and solutions to combat threats within the global cyber arena. It brings together thousands of government entities, C-level executives, academia members, startup founders, investors and cyber enthusiasts, who also make lasting personal and business connections.
The Dubai version was birthed as a result of the 2020 Abraham Accords, which normalized relations between Israel and the UAE, and led to extensive cyber and technology collaboration between the two innovative nations – which also share similar security challenges and concerns, as well as hopes for the future.
The 2021 Cybertech Dubai conference represented a historical milestone: for the first time, Emirati and Israeli cyber experts shared a stage to discuss this complex and fascinating world. Major announcements, such as plans for bilateral cyber drills, were also made. His Highness, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum, honored the conference with his presence.
Amir Rapaport, founder and CEO of Cybertech and Israel Defense, joined Al-Kuwaiti on stage in Dubai. Rapaport highlighted the experience of bringing Cybertech Global to Dubai in 2022, the vision for this event, the significance of innovation in the cyber domain and the uniqueness of this event as compared to Cybertech in other cities. The speakers also discussed the biggest cyber threats and opportunities in 2022 for the UAE, the region and the world, as well as the latest trends in the cyber security sector.