[ISN] Gitex to focus on computer security

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 03:40:50 -0700 (MST)

By Staff Report
July 10, 2011

Dubai: This year's Gitex exhibition will focus on hacking and computer 
security in the wake of cyber attacks on a host of global companies and 
governments, organisers say.

They say that with the number of infected computers across the Middle 
East on the rise -- a 44 per cent increase from 2009 to 2010 -- and the 
recent spate of hacking incidents, addressing issues of security and 
protection is paramount.

Gitex 2011, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 9 
to 13, will feature an education section specifically targeting 
companies that want to make sure their systems are more secure.

It will tackle issues such as web phishing, mobile phones and credit 
card scanning and cloning, and identity theft. Live demonstrations will 
give visitors advice on how to defend against attacks.


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