Most of all, can governments cope with instant information verification by citizens and businesses?
In a strongest warning to date by any Government Official, the US Defence Secretary Mr. Leon Panetta at a conference, described the dangers of cyber threats by likening a cyber attack to a “Cyber Pearl Harbour”. His comments highlighted the growing complications and scale of the threats faced by the governments worldwide.
The Middle East region has witnessed a rise in cyber attacks, more focused on Government IT assets. Middle East oil and gas companies have been targeted in massive attacks on their computer networks, these attacks were also engineered against financial organizations and critical infrastructure.
Governments all over the globe are trying their best to cope up with these new cleverly engineered attacks. The 2nd Annual IT for Government will provide the Government officials with a better understanding of the current situation and arm them with methods to re engineer their information and cyber security efforts to successfully confront these threats. The summit scheduled for the 19th – 20th November 2012, will be held at Habtoor Grand Resort and Beach, Dubai, UAE. Sessions like ‘Auditing the Hacker’s mind: the Hacker’s Profiling Project 2.0 ‘ will provide a close view and analysis of hacker’s way of functioning through the findings of the immensely successful Hacker Profiling Project. 2.0.