- A wide range of companies specialising in national security and cybersecurity from all over the world are taking part in the event
Under the patronage of Lieutenant General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the seventh edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2022) kicks off at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Organised by ADNEC Group, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, the event was attended by a wide range of companies specialising in national security and cybersecurity from all over the world.
The exhibition, which will continue until 12 October, has seen a large-scale participation by local, regional, and international entities. The number of exhibitors in this year’s edition marked a 121% increase to the previous edition in 2018, while exhibition space increased by 15% to cover more than 8,000 square metres. The percentage of participating companies increased by 120% with 33 countries. Companies participating in the exhibition for the first time reached 8% of the total number of companies, and local companies reached 34% of the participants.
Many high-level official delegations from all over the world attended the first day of the event. 120 regional and international delegations are taking part in the current edition of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2022, marking a 20% increase from the 2018 edition. The event includes delegations from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Singapore, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Italy, and Ethiopia.
The first day included 11 high-level workshops, including the “Abu Dhabi Police Innovation Lab,” during which Professor Martin Spraggon, Section Manager of Research Partnerships at Rabdan Academy, highlighted the efforts of Abu Dhabi Police in the field of police innovation for the future. This was followed by a keynote speech titled “The Pillars of Preventive Systems Implementations” by Engineer Arif Al Janahi, Director of the Security Engineering Department at the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) in Dubai. Brigadier Mariam Ahmed AlQahtani, Deputy Director of the Criminal Evidence Department of Abu Dhabi Police, delivered a keynote speech titled “Application of Next-generation Sequencing Technology in Criminal and Terrorist Cases.”
In addition, Rajat Chowdhary, Consulting Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) presented a workshop titled “Cognitive Command Control Centers for Public Safety. Aside from this, Peter Clemons, Founder and Managing Director of Quixoticity-EU; Ramzi Khouri, Partner at PwC, and Sharang Gupta, Director at PwC conducted a workshop titled “Next-Generation Public Safety Networks”.
The activities of the first day also included a workshop titled “Data Analytics for the Prevention and Detection of Organized Crime” presented by Mohamed Daoud, Director of Territory/Business Development at Moody’s Analytics. A workshop titled “Applying Future Foresight Technology to Envision the Future of Policing” was conducted by Professor Martin Spraggon, Section Manager of Research Partnerships at Rabdan Academy, and a workshop titled “Preventing Crime Through Technology Enabled Community Policing ” presented by Gareth Lee Stubbs, Lecturer of Science in the Policing and Security Program at Rabdan Academy.
Furthermore, “What is the Future of Police Interrogation and Interviewing?” workshop was conducted by Dr. Andy Griffiths, Co-author of Investigative Interviewing, The Conversation Management approach, and “Future of Policing” workshop was presented by Dr. Hossam Elshenraki, Associate Professor at Dubai Police HQ.
The seventh edition of ISNR Abu Dhabi 2022 aims to highlight the latest innovations and pioneering security solutions, and strengthen business, relations, and partnerships between companies operating in four sectors: national security, cybersecurity, policing and law enforcement, and protection of vital facilities. The event also highlights a wide range of technologies related to digital forensics, anti-malware, anti-spam, anti-virus, human factors, governance, compliance, business continuity, incident response, identity and access management, application security, IoT security, cloud security, mobile security, cyberterrorism protection from cyberwar, network security, data security, managed security services (MSS), and cryptography.
On the second day of the event, “The Man in the Middle demo” will kick off with two daily performances at 11 AM and 4 PM. This visual demonstration involves an integrated security scenario through which the authorities showcase their capabilities and efforts in security enforcement and social prevention fields. The demo will highlight the technologies used in these fields, including artificial intelligence and advanced science, which meet the best international criteria and the latest innovations.