DarkMatter Governance Expert to Highlight Smart City Cyber Security as Part of Dubai Future Accelerators Programme

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Harshul Joshi to join other technology firm panellists in Innovation Series discussion

Harshul Joshi - Senior Vice President of Cyber Governance Risk and Compliance (PRNewsFoto/DarkMatter)
Harshul Joshi – Senior Vice President of Cyber Governance Risk and Compliance (PRNewsFoto/DarkMatter)

ABU DHABI and DUBAI, UAE: PRNewswire: DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces that its cyber governance and risk expert, Harshul Joshi, will participate in a Dubai Future Accelerators panel discussion entitled, “Cybersecurity in a Smart City”.

The session will take place from 7-8pm on October 12, 2016 at the Dubai Future Accelerators auditorium in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers offices.

Joshi, DarkMatter’s Senior Vice President for Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance, will speak as part of the Dubai Future Accelerators’ Innovation Series. DarkMatter was one of only 30 technology companies from around the world recently selected to participate in the Accelerators programme.

Drawing on DarkMatter’s expertise in cyber risk mitigation and advisory, Joshi will also reference his own experience having consulted to governments on matters such as the development of critical regulations and standards in areas such as data security, authentication, encryption and secure protocols.

As an architect of a cutting-edge assessment model that aggregates smart city risks through a key performance indicator-based approach, he also will discuss how risk mitigation can be used as a lever to enhance smart city deployments.

A thought leader and participant in several smart city and cyber security working groups in North AmericaEuropeAsia and the Middle East, Joshi also will address key technologies to enable smart cities. Public key infrastructure (PKI), blockchain and cryptography have the potential to help deliver the security required to unlock the full benefits that smart cities offer. DarkMatter has deep domain expertise in all three technologies.

Commenting on the company’s participation in the Innovation Series, Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer of DarkMatter said, We have recruited some of the most experienced, talented and innovative experts in cyber security globally. We are committed to bringing our knowledge and forward-looking vision to our clients and tocollaborative local platforms such as the Dubai Future Accelerators programme.

Building on DarkMatters inclusion in the Dubai Future Accelerators programme, weare pleased that Harshul will contribute to the exchange of information and ideas on such an important topic, alongside such esteemed panellists.

Dubai Future Accelerators is the world’s largest government-supported accelerator, launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince ofDubai and Chairman of the Dubai Future Foundation. The programme is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and identifies ground breaking companies from around the world, offering them the opportunity to find and test new solutions to real-life challenges.

Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, is demonstrating big data analytics as a tool toDubai Police to help solve crime. Dubai Police is looking to integrate behavioural, genetic and biological systems to identify, track and share information on criminals more accurately and efficiently.

Harshul Joshi commented, There is arguably no better place in the world thanDubai to be addressing the requirements for the creation of a resilient smart city. The nations and citys leadership must be commended for their vision for building connected, intelligent environments, and as private sector partners, it is our responsibility to add our expertise in ensuring the digital eco-system thrives.

About DarkMatter:

DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to government and enterprise. Our end-to-end expertise extends to:

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.

Cyber Network Defence

Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.

Managed Security Services

We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.

Public Key Infrastructure

DarkMatter’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provides consulting to governments on the establishment of national root certificates of trust for countries. This places us in a unique position to understand not only the regulatory environment, but also the broader PKI environment, local players and Certification Authority entities. We also are the only full-service Certification Authority and PKI consultant to be headquartered in the region, and one of only a few to be located outside of North America.

Secure Communications

DarkMatter’s Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.

Infrastructure and System Integration

This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.

Smart Solutions

We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.

Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to governments and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security. DarkMatter’s vision is to secure the future by protecting its technologies.

Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.

About Dubai Future Accelerators:

Dubai Future Accelerators is the world’s largest government-supported accelerator, launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince ofDubai and Chairman of the Dubai Future Foundation. The programme is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and identifies ground breaking companies from around the world, offering them the opportunity to find and test new solutions to real-life challenges.