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HBKU and Naseba will address cyber security talent shortage

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 settembre 2016

hbkuDubai, UAE. Ever since it was first declared one of Qatar’s three “grand challenges”, cyber security has firmly been established as a high priority within the Gulf state – not only for the government, but also for the private sector. Businesses are scrambling to beef up their cyber security in the wake of several recent high-profile cyber attacks, and in order to prevent being hit by a 1.37 million USD fine under Qatar’s new data privacy law.Educational institutions are also heightening their focus on cyber security, with several universities establishing new courses in related subjects, including IT security. Qatar’s youth will soon be on the frontline of the country’s battle against cyber threats, and will be responsible for securing its virtual borders and protecting sensitive information nationwide.In support of these crucial developments, Naseba will be organising the 9th Cyber Defence Summit in Doha from October 10th – 11th, 2016. This year, for the first time, the summit will serve as the setting of CyQ, a youth-oriented cyber security competition hosted by Naseba in partnership with Hamad bin Khalifa University, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.CyQ will gather over 50 carefully selected Qatar-based students and young security enthusiasts to test their skills in a variety of “white hat” hacking areas, including network security, secure programming, and digital forensics. Participants will collaborate, co-innovate and compete to win prizes such as advanced training programs, high-level internships, cyber security mentorship and more.In 2014, Cisco estimated that there were 1 million cyber security jobs unfilled globally. By 2020, this talent shortage is expected to rise sharply to 1.5 million. In Qatar, the shortage is being addressed by initiatives like CyQ, designed to increase youth engagement in cyber security and ensure that Qatar’s digital future will be in safe hands.Commenting on the landmark initiative, Dr. Mounir Hamdi, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad bin Khalifa University, said: “Through our new master’s program in cyber security and through the state-of-the-art cyber security research being carried out across the university, Hamad bin Khalifa University is poised to be at the vanguard of a vital, growing and evolving specialism within the field of ICT. The impact of cyber crime and cyber attacks can be devastating and has the potential to impact all of society, whether at an industrial, governmental or personal level, and at HBKU we are determined to be ready to play a leading role in dealing with future cyber challenges through our human capacity development and research in these areas. We are therefore delighted to be active participants in the 9th Cyber Defence Summit and CyQ.”Naveen Bharadwaj, Production Manager at Naseba and the summit’s director, said “Developing sustainable talent is a key recommendation of the National Cyber Security Strategy and Qatar National Vision 2030, in order to combat the severe shortage of available talent within cyber security. CyQ is a natural evolution of the existing format of the Cyber Defence Summit, which has traditionally been focused on bringing together CIOs, CISOs and other cyber security experts to share knowledge and conduct business with local and global solution providers.” Eng. Ahmad Alkhiary, CEO of IT Security Training and Solutions company ITS2 commented “With interest in IT and cyber security rising among Qatar’s youth, and generally across the GCC region, it is imperative to align their skillset and capabilities to suit the industry’s requirements. It’s not just the academic sector’s responsibility. The government, policy makers, the industry, vendors and the entire IT eco-system needs to come together. We are delighted to be playing a key role in making CyQ happen as part of our efforts to help build talent that matters.”
The 9th Cyber Defence Summit will gather over 120 leading Qatari decision makers, including CIOs, CISOs and Directors of IT, as well as representatives of leading global IT companies like Spire Solutions, Global Security Network (GSN), I(TS)2 and iBusiness International Soultions.(foto: HBKU)

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Naseba and HFTP partner to host 20th edition Hotel Technology Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 settembre 2016

nasebaOn November 16th and 17th, hospitality buyers and experts from around the Middle East will gather in Dubai for the Hotel Technology Summit. At the summit, global solution providers will showcase their products to hoteliers from leading brands like Accor, Marriott, Starwood, Mövenpick, Hyatt, Rotana, Al Hokair Group, Swiss-Belhotel and more – providing an ideal gateway into the lucrative Middle Eastern hospitality market, which will be worth over $40 billion by 2018. The summit is the result of a partnership between Naseba, a business facilitator based in Dubai, and Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP), the world’s leading global hospitality association and organisers of HITEC. Naseba and HFTP have been in the hospitality industry for more than a decade, and the past three editions of the summit have been enhanced by their combined resources. Its unique format includes one-to-one business meetings designed to facilitate deals, as well as interactive panel discussions, informative tech talks, live demonstrations and networking sessions. Day one will focus on technology and digital transformation, while day two will revolve around accounting and financial management in hospitality. The 200 attendees of the Hotel Technology Summit will include Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, IT and Technology Heads, Directors of Procurement and Purchasing, Heads of Finance and other key decision makers from international and regional hospitality brands. The summit’s second day will be moderated by HFTP leaders: Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP Chief Executive Officer; Arlene Ramirez, CHAE, CHE, CHIA, MBA, HFTP Global President and a hospitality finance consultant and educator; and Lyle Worthington, CHTP, HFTP Global Vice-President and a hospitality technology consultant. “Both HFTP and Naseba have wide-ranging resources for providing hospitality education to the industry on an international scale,” said Wolfe. “The combination of expertise from the two organisations is set to provide a thought-provoking and valuable exchange of ideas amongst hoteliers in the Middle East.” The Hotel Technology Summit will also be the setting of the Middle East Smart Hotel Award Ceremony. The awards will recognise the most high-tech hotels in the region, across six categories: Best Booking Experience, Best Online Concierge, Best Mobile App, Best In-Room Automation System, Best Use of Cloud Service and Best Smart Hotel. Ismail AlKamal, CEO of Nawatt, remarked “The Hotel Technology Summit is a vital venue for all industry leaders to get exposed to the latest technological trends in the Hospitality Sector. Naseba does a great job as always in organising and bringing together hoteliers and suppliers.” “The 20th edition of the Hotel Technology Summit marks an important turning point for the hospitality industry – where hotels have accepted the realities of digital transformation and smart technology, and are now beginning to fully explore all the opportunities that they offer. It’s an exciting time to be a hotelier and to be involved in the regional hotel industry, with heightened deal activity throughout the market,” said Nicholas Watson, Managing Director at Naseba. The summit is sponsored by Ateco, Nawatt, Xnprotel Systems, Idiso, Network International, Pagero , Infor and MCOM Media Communications. (photo: naseba)

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