Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE – 13 February, 2017
DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, will debut its capabilities targeting the Defence sector at the upcoming International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi. Taking place from 19-23 February, 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), DarkMatter will launch its RF Jamming solutions, and Command, Control & Monitoring platforms, while for the first time showcasing the extension of its Cyber Network Defence, Big Data & Analytics, and Secure Communications capabilities for the Defence sector.
DarkMatter will also highlight how its Test and Validation Laboratories, Crypto, Managed Security Services, and Infrastructure & Systems Integration capabilities are all working in unison to further heighten national security.
In the modern era, it is becoming abundantly clear that cyber defences are an important facet of nations’ overall national security posture. Thus security is no longer being defined by just the number of infantry or physical weapons a military establishment has, but rather the access to digital information, and the ability to protect that information from others who might look to use it to inflict harm.
Given this paradigm shift in the concept of military and national defence, countries around the world are investing heavily in cyber capabilities in order to keep their national institutions and systems protected from infiltration.
Helping build DarkMatter’s cyber security capabilities in the Defence sector is Hisham Fadel, Yahsat and General Dynamics veteran, who has been appointed as DarkMatter’s Senior Vice President of Special Projects. For over 15 years, Hisham was responsible for leading engineering, strategy, procurement, sales, and business activities to military and governmental entities. He now advises DarkMatter’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer on cyber security related issues, and identifies and progresses new technology and business ideas.
Commenting on the growing importance of the critical role that cyber security plays in the Defence sector, Faisal Al Bannai, Founder and CEO of DarkMatter said, “It is abundantly clear that robust cyber security defences are becoming as important to national security as standing armies and military hardware, if not more so. The expansion of DarkMatter’s capabilities into this strategically significant area builds on our outlook to secure nations, enterprise, and individuals from cyber threats in order to establish an overall standard of national cyber resilience and safety.”
Faisal Al Bannai continued, “We are pleased to welcome Hisham to the team. His extensive experience in the military and telecommunications space both in the Middle East and the US will be highly useful at DarkMatter as we expand our activities in the Defence sector further.”
DarkMatter will continue to rely on its industry-leading international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative and comprehensive range of cyber security technologies, products and services to deliver the requirements of the defence sector.
Hisham Fadel, Senior Vice President of Special Projects at DarkMatter said, “My appointment is a great opportunity to continue developing solutions that protect and enhance the working of critical infrastructure. DarkMatter’s mission to secure nations in order to safeguard peace and security is an important one, and I look forward to actively contributing to achieving it.”
IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technologies across land, sea and air targeted at the Defence sector.
With expenditure on Defence in the Middle East estimated to run at over US$100 billion annually, IDEX offers a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region.