DarkMatter Takes its Thought Leadership Global, as Dr. Aaraj Keynotes at ICMC in Ottawa

Fourth annual ICMC is set to attract leading cryptographers from around the world

ABU DHABI, DUBAI and OTTAWA, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces the keynote participation of Dr. Najwa Aaraj, Senior Vice President of Special Projects, at the forthcoming International Cryptographic Module Conference 2016 (http://icmconference.org).

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Dr. Aaraj's presentation is titled Modern Crypto Systems and Practical Attacks, and will address modern security protocols and the importance of augmenting today's systems with the right cryptographic primitives.

In her address Dr. Aaraj will discuss practical attacks against cryptographic implementations and required counter measures that are typically not covered by theoretical cryptography and its corresponding security proofs and models. The talk will also address potential software and hardware co-design techniques to harden cryptographic implementations and prevent leakage of secret data.

The International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC) 2016 is taking place in Ottawa, Canada 18-20 May, and is a growing forum for global expertise in commercial cryptography. This is the conference's fourth annual edition, where industry leaders from more than 20 countries will convene to address the unique challenges faced by those who produce, use, and test cryptographic modules, with a strong focus on standards such as FIPS 140-2, ISO/IEC 19790, and common criteria.

The conference helps to foster a focused, organised community of users and covers the technical design problems to meet the standard, with a particular emphasis on the challenges posed as technology advances.

DarkMatter's participation in the event is geared towards showcasing its thought leadership while also assimilating information regarding the latest developments in cryptography and cryptographic implementations.

Commenting on DarkMatter's presence at the event in Ottawa, Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer said, "We are part of a global cyber security community, and it is important to utilise platforms such as the ICMC to exchange pertinent information relating to industry developments. What is particularly encouraging is for DarkMatter, a company headquartered in the UAE, to have a subject matter expert who is considered a source of compelling industry insights, and will be addressing a global audience. I wish Dr. Najwa a successful, informative involvement in the conference."

Part of the agenda at the ICMC will include the review of technical topics underlying the implementation of a cryptographic module including physical security, key management, side-channel analysis, cryptographic algorithm implementation testing, standardisation, validation programmes and more.

Dr. Najwa Aaraj said, "DarkMatter has gained significant traction in the areas of cryptography, cryptographic implementations, and network protocols, and the Secure Voice and Chat application we introduced earlier this year is evidence of that. The ICMC is a great opportunity to interact with industry peers especially in light of one of DarkMatter's R&D centres being located in Canada. We are looking forward to the interaction, and to benchmarking our own efforts against other global cyber security leaders."

Already a trusted partner to the UAE Government and other leading entities, DarkMatter is staffed by tier one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies. Solutions adhere to the company's Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery, and reinforces its secure business solutions.

DarkMatter is leveraging this experience in the wider market as it looks to serve regional and international clients. The company provides a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions and services to organisations that have sophisticated security requirements, from governments and infrastructure operators to large corporations.

About DarkMatter

DarkMatter is a company that is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to governments and commercial clients. Its end-to-end expertise extends to:

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.

Cyber Network Defence

Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.

Managed Security Services

We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.

Secure Communications

DarkMatter's Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.

Infrastructure and System Integration

This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.

Smart Solutions

We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.

Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to governments and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security.

Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.


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