Cybersecurity Hub features leading innovative technologies and breakthroughs at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024

Cybersecurity Hub features leading innovative technologies and breakthroughs at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024

Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024) saw the launch of the new Cybersecurity Hub by the UAE Cybersecurity Council.

The Cybersecurity Hub was a dedicated feature aimed at educating and showcasing successful cases of cybersecurity, as well as hosting a cybersecurity competition, which reflected the growing importance of cybersecurity in today’s evolving threat landscape.

During ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024, the UAE Cybersecurity Council successfully achieved a Guinness World Record by implementing the largest simulation model for cyberthreats at successfully. This cybersecurity simulation falls in line with the ‘We The UAE 2031’ vision, which aims to build an interconnected and effective society, capable of keeping abreast with global developments in various fields.

Each day of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024, the Cybersecurity Hub hosted activities including the ‘Capture the Flag’ competition, a collaboration between UAE Cybersecurity Council and CTF.ae. This cybersecurity excise is designed to evaluate the cybersecurity skills and knowledge of participants. During the ‘Capture the Flag’ competition, participants performing 10 cyber related tasks, including hacking Artificial Intelligence, cryptography and various other coding challenges. Students and young professionals took part in this challenge, with the youngest participant aged 14 years old.

On day three of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024, Mohammed Aloraimi was named as the ‘Capture the Flag’ winner, followed by Mohamed Almehairbi and Abdel┬áMoumen demonstrating high level understanding of cyber skills. This competition reaffirmed the Councils aim to develop a comprehensive strategy and strong cyber infrastructure in the UAE.

Several memorandums of understanding were signed between the UAE Cybersecurity Council and leading UAE companies and associations throughout ISNR Abu Dhabi 2024, including the United Arab Emirates Football Association. Here the two parties agreed towards spreading awareness of cybersecurity issues in the sports sector and enhancing the protection of the different sectors in the country from the different types of cyberattack.

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