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ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 closes on high note
By a staff reporter March 09, 2018
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ABU DHABI: The eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018) has concluded in Abu Dhabi, consolidating its status as the leading regional forum dedicated to homeland security.

The exhibition’s success is evident from the figures indicating a significant increase in participation by public and private sector entities over the previous edition in 2016:

The event recorded 30 per cent growth in government buyers and 20 per cent increase in participating international companies.· Exhibiting companies from five new countries – Denmark, Korea, Russia, Switzerland and Turkey participtated at the event. 50 per cent increase in information security exhibition space· Around 37 exhibitors specialising in artificial intelligence (AI).

Responding to evolving threats in the region and beyond, and reflecting the priorities of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and Dubai Cyber Security Strategy, ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 placed special emphasis on current and emerging cyber threats and the high-tech security potential of AI.

Speaking on the success of this year’s event, Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector-General of the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018, said: “The extremely positive outcomes achieved by ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 validate the success of the UAE leadership’s vision for pioneering the latest sophisticated AI, as well as national and cyber security capabilities. Through its unwavering commitment to advancing technological progress in the security field, this landmark event enables government agencies and private solutions providers to develop and implement next-generation innovations that will help security practitioners combat the threats faced by nations across the globe.”

Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi announced the winners of the five-category Innovation Awards. The following companies were recognised for their ground-breaking technologies:

Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi also honoured the participants of the UAE Firefighter Challenge 2018 and officials from the Government Buyers Programme.

Spanning the entire scope of homeland security activities, ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 featured the Critical Infrastructure Protection, Future of Policing, and InfoSecurity Exchange forums, as well as the second editions of two co-located events – Infosecurity Middle East and Major Events Safety and Security Summit (ME3S).

The event has drawn the participation of government delegations from friendly countries and prominent national security firms from the US, the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Turkey and South Korea. UAE-based international cyber security firm DarkMatter supported the exhibition as its strategic partner.

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