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November 17, 2013

Global Experts Discuss Cybercrime Pandemic At Annual Research Conference

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC ’13) will bring together distinguished researchers and experts to discuss the growing dependence on computing and networking technologies by the world’s economies, and the unprecedented security concerns and risk this has to a nation’s cyber infrastructure.

For the first time at the annual conference, organized by Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), cyber security as a large-scale research challenge will be addressed in-depth through discussions and debates on risks, emerging threats and opportunities.

Dr Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the US National Science Foundation (NSF), will deliver the keynote cybersecurity lecture on day two of the conference. Dr Jahanian is co-founder of Arbor Networks, an internet security services company whose technology protects 70 per cent of internet backbone transit traffic.

Christopher Rouland, an independent expert known for his work in discovering security vulnerabilities, will take part in a ‘Cyber Security – Emerging Threats’ panel discussion. In addition, Dr Richard J Lipton, Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, will moderate a debate that will address ‘Rights, Responsibility and Cost to Privacy, Security and Anonymity: Individuals, Enterprises and Governments’.

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a principal constituent of QF R&D, will lead these cybersecurity discussions at the conference and will have local experts, such as Chief Scientist Dr Richard De Millo, present findings and moderate panel discussions.

The Annual Research Conference will be held at Qatar National Convention Centre, between 24-25 November.

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