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Cyber Security Summit 2018 key session on ‘Mitigating Risks in Financial Services’


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The sixth annual Cyber Security Summit on 20 September will have a dedicated session on ‘Mitigating Cyber Security Risks in Financial Services,’ organisers said yesterday.

Keynote speaker of the session is Visa Director – Risk Services for India and South Asia Lakshmi Ramakrishnan while Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy is the Guest Speaker.

The session also includes a panel discussion where the two speakers will be present along with two industry experts from Sri Lanka, namely Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC Chief Operating Officer/Executive Director Sanath Manatunge and LankaClear DGM – IT and Operations Dinuka Perera.

Visa’s Ramakrishnan will share her experience under the theme ‘Securing Digital Payment’.

Under her present role, Ramakrishnan is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive country and client risk plan that is consistent with local market landscape, country priorities and global risk strategy. In her role, she closely works with issuers, acquirers, merchants, payment processors, service providers and law enforcement.

Ramakrishnan also has over 16 years of experience in fraud risk management and in deployment of risk products and solutions.  Prior to joining Visa, Ramakrishnan was working with SBI cards and was heading the fraud detection and strategy team, where she was instrumental in shaping up the fraud management framework of SBI cards with focus on lowering the fraud loss. Prior to joining SBI Cards, she worked with eServe for the Commercial cards product of Citibank, UK.

Annual Cyber Security Summit – organised by Daily FT, Sri Lanka’s only business and finance newspaper and CICRA Campus, country’s pioneering cyber security training and certification provider – has drawn an audience of over 400 participants in 2017.

The main objective of this summit – under the theme of ‘Towards a Secure Digital Future’ – is to create awareness on the importance of Cyber Security among top officers in the government, corporates, and IT professionals; it also promotes the best practices to participants in acquiring, implementing, managing and measuring information security postures of their organisations and countermeasures.

The summit also exposes latest flaws in information security that affects the global community including the corporations and the governments. Discussions and presentations will revolve around some of the most malicious attacks and potential threats surrounding the security field.

Top speakers from global corporations such as Cisco, Visa and Cellebrite are among the keynote speakers at the summit along with top ethical hackers who have worked closely with the FBI, Interpol and Fortune 500 companies.

The event will comprise the Cyber Security Summit Day Conference for IT professionals targeting senior officials from the corporate and government sectors, and ‘Night Hack’ – Evening informative session for IT professions on 20 September. The summit will also have an invitation only CEOs Forum on Cyber Security on 19 September.


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