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The Cyber Zone

About the Cyber Zone

Hosted by UAE Cybersecurity Council, the 24th edition of Intersec with a dedicated area for cybersecurity vendors and technology experts, including a dedicated future defenders hack arena, and a three day comprehensive conference, is driven by UAE government’s vision to keep industry, government and businesses safe and secure.

The UAE ranks 5th in ITU's 2020 Global Cybersecurity Index, while jumping 33 places owing to its advanced awareness about the importance of cyber security. Cybersecurity has increasingly become an imperative of governments and companies as digitisation gathers pace as a result of the pandemic, with digital criminal activity increasing. The UAE has taken various steps to strengthen its cyber security framework, particularly within the government entities.

The 2nd edition of Cyber Zone at Intersec 2023 promises to be bigger and better, driving more engagement among cyber professionals from around the world attending and providing a unique platform for knowledge sharing and valuable key learnings from industry experts.

Our official government supporters UAE Cybersecurity Council, Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) and ITU, play critical roles within the cyber zone encouraging bilateral cooperation and intelligence along with exploring new opportunities and challenges within global cybersecurity.

The Future Defenders Hack Arena is our all new purpose built feature delivering specific tracks for school students, universities and CISOs. Teams and individuals can participate through registration on our website and winners will receive prizes and recognition from industry's leading bodies.

Our dedicated MoU signing area will play host to government and industry, as Intersec provides the platform to officially announce new ground breaking partnerships to kick-start 2023. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Sessions

Considering today’s advancing technology, cybersecurity is an absolute necessity for businesses, especially with remote working culture and digital transformation. A recent analysis show that Cyber fundamentals fail to exist, which can cause major security and financial issues which would have been completely avoidable.

Join us for a quick 30 minute cybersecurity awareness session to learn more about essential cyber security measures, alongside fundamental tips to become more secure, including The 5 Pillars of Cybersecurity Hygiene.

Initiatives Information and key messages:

During the prestigious event, a one-of-a-kind cybersecurity awareness session will be organized under the initiative "Cybernode"- a partnership between DESC and Thales.

Cybernode was launched under DCIPark, which aims to up-skill the cyber workforce in the UAE and beyond, towards achieving a safer cyberspace. DCIPark, however, provides world-class cybersecurity trainings, crash courses, advanced scenarios, in addition to 2 programs: Certified CISO Executive Program (targeted for employees with more than 5 years of managerial experience in the information security field), and the bootcamp (targeted for graduates and entry level employees aiming to enhance their cybersecurity skills).

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ISACA