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The American University in Dubai organizes the 11th ISSAF Conference

Live Demos on hacking and bullet-proofing Executive Emails were presented

Dubai, October 26th 2008.
The 11th Information Systems Security Assessment Framework (ISSAF) conference was held on Thursday, the 23rd of October, at The American University in Dubai (AUD) in the presence of the University’s faculty and student bodies, along with prominent dignitaries and local and international company representatives from within the Information Technology sector.

Dr. Ghassan Kbar, Associate Professor of Information Technology at AUD and ISSAF Security Conference Chair, organized this year’s security conference with Open Information Systems Security Group (OISSG) to demonstrate a real security hacking scenario. The ISSAF conference highlighted the critical issues for hacking email and wireless network by presenting a live demo on hacking executive email, hacking a wireless network, and hacking competition, as well as identifying fraud in System Application Product (SAP) Environment. Those live demos were presented by key note speakers
Balwant Rathore, Vice President of Research at the OISSG (United Kingdom) and Jagadeesh Palanivelu, IT Manager at The Emirates Trading Agency (ETA).

On the indispensability of such conferences Dr. Kbar commented, “Personal and business email application running on wired and wireless network becomes a prime target for hackers. Protecting these network applications against attacks and preserving the integrity of your information and business information would require a proper network security setup. Attending the security conference organized this year with the OSSIG at AUD, along with observing the live demos on how to hack email and wireless networks, would make the security awareness program for users and organization very fruitful.” 

It is important to note that the awareness program first commenced at AUD in 2006 and has been triggered since then by a running series of security conferences and seminars held at the University on a regular basis.

Notes to Editors:

The American University in Dubai is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995; it serves UAE nationals and international students who seek world-class career-oriented education. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges (COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award Bachelor's and Master's degrees. 

AUD is officially licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates. The Ministry has accredited the university’s programs in Business Administration (both undergraduate

and graduate), Communication and Information Studies, Engineering, Information Technology, Interior Design and Visual Communication.

AUD holds an Agent's License issued by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission (Washington, DC, USA). AUD is approved to operate by the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC).  

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Rim Ibrahim, External Affairs Coordinator, Tel (04 3183139), Fax (04 3998899)



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