Police continue to invest in innovative technology as they look to fight crime more effectively
As part of the 7th edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi) taking place 15 – 17 March 2016, a dedicated “Future of Policing” pavilion will be unveiled, to highlight new trends and developments in equipment and technology being deployed worldwide, and how these are being applied regionally. Read more
Regional police services are increasingly utilising technology such as wearable devices, analytics and social media as they look to fight crime more effectively, engage more closely with citizens and deliver better services.
Next-generation solutions can help police on the ground provide better levels of service, be better equipped to tackle criminals and to respond to emergency situations, as well as engage more closely with the citizens they are trying to protect.
According to a recent report from Accenture, rising citizen expectations for more responsive services, along with higher levels of organized, digital crime are driving forces to deploy innovative technology.
The potential for technology to reduce crime and make crime-fighting more cost-effective is real and proven, and regional governments are already looking at leading the way in embracing these new trends in policing as they look to ensure our future.
Key trends expected to feature include wearable technology, advanced video analytics software, biometric and facial recognition software, and increased citizen outreach platforms.
Under the guidance and direction of the UAE Ministry of Interior, ISNR Abu Dhabi will showcase the real improvement we are seeing here in the Middle East and provide a roadmap for development of the Future of Policing.
Group Exhibition Director – ISNR Abu Dhabi www.isnrabudhabi.com
Governments in the MENA region are ramping up efforts to enhance emergency response and disaster prevention services
An increasing threat from natural disasters, rapid growth in urban populations and visitor numbers, and the development of new technologies are all creating greater awareness of the need for comprehensive emergency response and disaster management services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Read more
In the past three decades, natural disasters in the region have affected more than 40 million people and have cost their economies about USD 20 billion, according to a World Bank report. The average number of natural disasters in MENA has almost tripled since the 1980s, compared to almost doubling globally. Globally, the emergency response market will climb to USD 131.6 billion by 2019 as interoperable communications systems that can provide real-time situational awareness to first-time responders are developed to help counter the increasing rise in incidents, according to research by Frost & Sullivan. As such, governments in the region are taking the lead in developing effective services to protect citizens and infrastructure, and ensure economic growth.
Next year’s International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi) event in Abu Dhabi will feature the Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention (EMDI) exhibition, the first dedicated event in the Gulf for emergency response and disaster prevention across land, sea and air.
Bringing together governments, NGOs and the world’s leading specialist innovators and suppliers, EMDI 2016 will provide a platform for exchanging best practice, inspiring innovation and sourcing effective solutions to ensure business continuity and smooth recovery from disaster on a local, regional and global basis.
Running alongside ISNR 2016, EMDI will showcase the latest solutions in disaster monitoring and disaster relief, control station and signalling technology, and emergency engineering rescue.
EMDI is a must-attend event for anybody working in this vital field, as it will allow you to keep abreast of the latest regional and international trends, and help develop knowledge and understanding in the industry.
I look forward to welcoming you at the first EMDI in 2016.
Group Exhibition Director – ISNR Abu Dhabi
Cyber Security is Becoming a Growing Threat - Regional Governments To Make Major Investments Over The Next Four Years
Regional governments see cyber-crime as a growing threat and together are set to invest heavily on cyber security over the next four years, according to experts.
An industry on the rise, a recent report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers indicated a staggering 42.8 million information security incidents reported globally in 2014, up 48% from the previous year. Read more
According to a Cisco Annual Security Report, the Middle East faces increasing malware threats from cyber-attacks, particularly in the energy sector which was in the global top five most-at-risk industries for malware in 2014. The global energy sector was subject to a 300% higher malware encounter rate than the median industry. And, with the Middle East home to more than 60% of OPEC’s oil reserves, investment in cyber security is a critical issue for governments and corporations alike.
We must remember the world of cyber space is constantly evolving, and was a key issue addressed during this year’s World Economoc Forum. Continuous attacks globally and in the region on governments and businesses demand the constant development and progression of solutions and technology which are growing at staggering speed. As a result, government and enterprise are continuing to closely collaborate to implement strict laws and regulations for securing networks.
Next year marks the regional debut for Infosecurity Middle East, which will launch during the seventh edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi) running from 15 – 17 March, 2016. The leading international event is an offshoot event from Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s number one information security exhibition and conference for over 20 years.
The launch of Infosecurity Middle East brings a proven authority within the global information security industry, with more than 20 years of experience in Europe, to the rapidly growing regional market.
Under the guidance and direction of the UAE’s Ministry of Interior, ISNR was established as a platform for countries from around the world to see and source the world’s very latest homeland security solutions in one place, at one time.
Infosecurity is a highly respected international brand in the information security industry and in 2016 will be a co-located exhibition with ISNR Abu Dhabi to serve regional governments, critical infrastructure, major public institutions and IT security officers with the latest trends and innovative solutions to ensure the security of business information and IT infrastructure.
See you at the show next March!
Group Exhibition Director – ISNR Abu Dhabi
The Middle East’s Homeland Security Market Will Hit USD 34 Billion per Year by 2020
The homeland security industry across the globe is growing faster than ever before, and we are seeing this growth reflected in the region.
The Middle East’s homeland security market will see a compound annual growth rate of 18.7 percent, and hit USD 34 billion per year by 2020, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan report. That is, essentially, a growth rate that is three times the global average, and it is driven primarily by good news: economic diversification and mega-events, such as the Dubai Expo 2020 in the UAE, and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Read more
These regional mega-events alone are driving infrastructure investment of up to USD 700 billion between now and 2020 – residential and commercial construction, transportation infrastructure, and public utilities – and those investments must be protected with advanced security systems and solutions.
Now in its seventh edition, the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR) Abu Dhabi is the hub for three dedicated platforms including the newly launched Infosecurity Middle East and Emergency Response & Disaster Prevention as well as hosting two co-located events under the same roof: Fire Fighting Middle East and Occupational Safety and Health Middle East.
With ever-changing threats on the horizon – natural as well as man-made – and fresh challenges facing the Middle East, new solutions are constantly being developed to enhance homeland security, minimize the possibility of disasters, and improve emergency response rates. ISNR Abu Dhabi is the number one platform to discover the latest trends and technologies related to these sectors, all under one roof. ISNR Abu Dhabi will take place 15 – 17 March, 2016 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, and is expected see more than 500 exhibiting companies from 45 countries showing solutions to nearly 20,000 attendees from more than 90 countries.
I look forward to welcoming you in March next year.
Group Exhibition Director – ISNR Abu Dhabi