FC hacker to share inside track on how cyber criminals think at Intersec 2022

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  • Ethical hacker to disclose secret tactics at Cyber Security Lab held in partnership with UAE Cyber Security Council
  • Forum to focus on investigative and forensic techniques, and alliances to prevent cross-border digital terrorism

Dubai, UAE: Intersec, the world-leading emergency services, security, and safety event, will welcome ethical hacker, Freaky Clown (FC) for the first time in the Middle East as a headline speaker at the event who will give deep insights into the world of cybercrime.

As a well-known ethical hacker and social engineer, FC brings a truly unique perspective to Intersec’s inaugural Cyber Security Lab conference, where he will talk about how cyber criminals circumnavigate access controls, how governments and organizations can identify their cyber weaknesses and what they can do to improve their security.

Intersec’s Cyber Security Lab, under the theme ‘into the unknown’, will focus on cybercrime, building cyber resilience, cyber threats, infrastructure investment, national security and international cooperation. It has been developed through a strategic partnership between Intersec and the UAE Cyber Security Council, which sets out to strengthen cybersecurity in the UAE and improve co-ordination and response times to potential attacks.

Commenting on his participation, FC said: “At a time when governments, individuals and organisations over the world are experiencing a steep increase in cyber security threats, I am in a unique position to be able to share inside information on the very people that they are being attacked by. I can help them become more aware, more secure and more capable of defending themselves and look forward to doing so at Intersect, an event which brings the industry’s most important stakeholders together under one roof.”

The Cyber Security Lab is one of six Intersec conferences being staged from 16-18 January 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Under the theme of ‘Uniting the world’s leading industry specialists for the safety and security of future generations’, the three-day program is packed with hard-hitting discussions featuring global leaders debating, and exchanging perspectives on challenges, strategic initiatives and cooperation to foster safety and security of all. The full programme features over 500 speakers – the largest conference platform for the sector on a world-class stage.

Alex Nicholl, Messe Frankfurt Middle East’s Head of Intersec, said:“Intersec’s commitment to bringing the brightest, most qualified experts to the stage in 2022 is exemplified by the attendance of FC. Perhaps more than most, he understands how cyber criminals think, how they operate and what tools they use to beat security controls. Having worked for major global organizations like Raytheon, the depth and breadth of his insight must be heard – and we are incredibly excited to hear what he has to say at Intersec 2022.”

Demonstrating Intersec’s strategic importance to the UAE, it is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and official Supporters include Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), the UAE Cyber Security Council and Dubai Municipality.

About Intersec:

Intersec is a world-leading emergency services, security and safety event for business and government. The three-day conference and exhibition, taking place from 16-18 January 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has a rich heritage built over 22 years. Intersec is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and supported by leading government entities, including: Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), the UAE Cyber Security Council and Dubai Municipality.

It is an integral event for business, tourism, hotels and restaurants, offering the region’s most comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge products and solutions. Exhibitors include prominent international providers covering critical sectors, such as: Commercial Security; Fire & Rescue; Perimeter & Physical Security; Safety & Health; Homeland Security & Policing; and Cyber Security.

The event is also an essential platform for industry knowledge exhange, bringing together world-class speakers and regional leaders to discuss the industry’s most pressing challenges.

Safety, Security & Fire: cluster competence of Messe Frankfurt

Safety and security are increasingly important basic needs and, therefore, stand for a growing global market. With twelve trade fairs, conferences and forums around the world, Messe Frankfurt brings together demand and supply worldwide with progressive, connected products, applications and services focusing on commercial security and the protection of buildings, spaces and people.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,450 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 29 subsidiaries around the world.

The company generated annual sales of approximately €257 million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €736 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models.

The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

About Messe Frankfurt Middle East:

Messe Frankfurt Middle East’s portfolio of 16 exhibitions includes Automechanika Dubai, Automechanika Riyadh, Beautyworld Middle East, Beautyworld Saudi Arabia, Hardware + Tools Middle East, Hypermotion Dubai, Intersec, Intersec Saudi Arabia, Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East, Light Middle East, Materials Handling Middle East, Materials Handling Saudi Arabia, Middle East Cleaning Technology Week, Paperworld Middle East, Prolight + Sound Middle East, and SPS Automation Middle East. 

The subsidiary also organises a series of conferences and seminars including Digital Next, Think Light, and the International Conference on Future Mobility.