reveals 71% of
Gartner Summit to put focus
he UAE has far higher levels of trust in
IoT technologies, such as smart home
devices and wearables, compared to Europe,
according to research commissioned by Palo
Alto Networks. The research shows that 71%
of respondents surveyed in the UAE believe
that IoT technology is secure, compared to
an EMEA average of just 38%.
In the UAE, just 22% of respondents think
IoT technology is either ‘not very secure’ or
‘not at all secure’. The survey results are likely
to resonate in the UAE, which is keen to utilise
IoT and AI to help drive economic growth.
In March, Dubai published its IoT Strategy
including a bold vision to build the world’s
most advanced IoT ecosystem in a bid to
improve people’s lives. The strategy aims
to achieve the objectives of the Smart
Dubai Plan 2021 to transition to a 100%
Haider Pasha, Regional Chief Security
Officer, Emerging Markets, Palo Alto
Networks, said: “The level of trust in IoT
technology in the UAE appears to be far
ahead of the EMEA average. This is very
encouraging for the UAE, especially in light
of the country’s commitment to harness
the power of technologies including IoT and
AI for economic growth and development.
Continuing to work on maintaining this trust
is vital to help this technology reach its full
he Gartner Security & Risk
Management Summit will be
held in Dubai at the end of October
to encourage organisations to place
sufficient emphasis on cybersecurity.
The event, held on October 28 and 29 at
Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, will
encourage attendees to ‘Make Security
and Risk Matter to Your Organisation’ by
improving their resilience, accelerating
innovation and driving business growth
with their entire organisation behind them.
Participants will be able to find out how
they can shift organisational culture
to improve cybersecurity, privacy and
business. And they will be able to develop
leadership and communication skills to
get business leaders on board making
security and risk enterprise-wide priorities.
A comprehensive update on cybersecurity
threats and solutions will be provided
and there will be a chance to learn new
best practices for cloud security, AI, IoT
and access management. There will be
opportunities to interact with leading
Gartner experts, industry peers and
solution providers to meet critical priorities.
The conference will feature a line-up of
inspirational guest keynote speakers as
well as Gartner-invited end-user case
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