help AG Set to Host Security Spotlight Forum

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Quarterly series of events in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar to feature latest in information security

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 17 April, 2012 –  help AG, a leading information security services and solutions provider in the Middle East, today announced that it will be hosting its flagship Security Spotlight Forum (SSF) in May this year. The quarterly event which is held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, Qatar features presentations by help AG and its vendor partners on the latest developments and innovations in the area of enterprise IT security.

Having hosted 16 SSF events till date, this is the third year that help AG is hosting the forum. Aimed at IT decision markers, the half-day event regularly brings together 25 to 30 top executives from leading enterprises across the region to throw light on the security threats their organizations face and to create awareness about the cutting-edge products and solutions from help AG vendor partners which address these issues.

The standard format of the forum includes a special report by a help AG consultant on a key IT security topic in response to the latest market trends. Some of the topics covered so far included Ipv6, Business Continuity Management, vulnerability assessment & network security audit, Protecting Against Cross Site Forgery Requests and Session Hijacking and more. This is followed by presentations by help AG vendor partners assisted by help AG consultants who provide technical insights and real life examples. Attendees are also offered a unique opportunity to familiarise themselves with the actual demo equipment from participating vendors during the breaks.

Commenting on the event, Stephan Berner, Managing Director at help AG said, “We are very happy to once again host the Security Spotlight Forum. This program has been highly productive as we always receive an overwhelming response from our customers who find the presentations to be highly informative. We have already seen a good number of registrations and expect a healthy turnout.”

“We believe that this initiative is highly beneficial to our customers as it increases awareness about the latest security vulnerabilities and helps them make informed decisions regarding their security infrastructures,” concluded Berner.

This edition of the Security Spotlight Forum will feature a special report on Web Application Audit & Application Code Review Service. The purpose of this report is to generate awareness on how application development and application code can be made more robust and secure since 75 percent of hacks occur at the application layer.

The forum has received an overwhelmingly positive response from help AG customers. Rinaldo Oliveira, Head of IT GRC, Commercial Bank of Dubai said, “help AG Security Spotlight Forum events offer a regular dose of reality about the threat landscape and latest security technologies in our market. Highly recommended.”

Another of help AG’s customers, a Senior Manager in an Abu Dhabi Government Entity commented, “help AG Security Spotlight Forum is a must-attend event for senior staff, providing concise briefings on the latest technologies and discrepancies in critical areas of enterprise and technology security. If you are based in the UAE and serious about technology security you need to be talking to help AG.”

The event will be held in Dubai on the 7th of May 2012, in Abu Dhabi on the 8th of May 2012, and in Doha on the 16th of May 2012. Registration for the forum can be done at

help AG also announced that the third quarter (Q3) edition of the Security Spotlight Forum will be held  in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha on the 3rd, 4th and 10th  of September 2012 respectively . The fourth quarter (Q4) forum will be held on 19th and 20th of November and 3rd of December 2012.


About help AG

help AG is a strategic information security consulting company, founded in Germany in 1995 and has been present in the Middle East since 2004. help AG provides leading enterprise businesses across the region with strategic consultancy combined with tailored information security solutions and services that address their diverse requirements enabling them to evolve securely with a competitive edge.

Each and every vendor solution help AG presents to a Client has been thoroughly researched and evaluated. help AG is constantly identifying new and innovative solutions to offer to the market through its own in-house research & development laboratory. For more information, please visit

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