Expert Australian solutions at webinar on cyber security and data protection

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Udara Dharmadasa


Udara Dharmadasa, cofounder and CEO of Thomas Peer Solutions (Australia), a technology consulting firm that provides IT consulting services to government and enterprise level organisations across the APAC region, will be the main speaker at a webinar on webinar on cyber security and data protection, detailing successful implementation of cyber security systems for large financial institutions in Australia and the region.

With a background in networking, security and computer engineering, Udara has over 25 years’ experience in deploying IT infrastructure, data backup and cyber security technologies encompassing technical, business development and managerial roles.

Through continued success in delivering impactful and innovative projects, Udara is recognised as an insightful thought leader within the IT channel industry, regularly being invited to participate in panels at leading international conferences such as Canalys, VeeamOn, Dell Technologies and RSA Forums.

Globally, threat intelligence systems have reported a near 40% increase in cyber-attacks since the start of COVID-19. The accelerated demand for agile and flexible work systems, with the necessity to ‘work from home’ and the use of Internet-based apps, have provided cyber attackers an excellent environment to exploit financial systems.

The foundation of a financial system is trust. To win the trust of their stakeholders, financial institutions must strictly preserve their confidentiality. Increase in communications and technology interdependence within the Sri Lankan financial systems makes it more vulnerable to cyberattacks. With Sri Lanka rising as a South Asian and a global financial hub, it will attract numerous cyber-attacks due to large volume of financial transactions.

The first line of defence against any attack is to detect and prevent it through continuous security monitoring of your information systems.

However, in the event of an attack, the next step is the immediate recovery and to ensure business continuity by being back online. For this, organisations have to backup and protect data that is essential for business operations.

The other resource persons at this webinar will be Rtd. Air Cdre (Retd.) Jayasiri Amarasena, the new CEO of Sri Lanka CERT and former CITO Sri Lanka Air Force, Jayantha Fernando, Director/Legal Advisor ICTA and Chairman Data Protection Drafting Committee, and Shihan Annon, Principal Consultant, Founder DeltaSpike/Eguardian.

Areas that will be focused on at this webinar will be protection against faceless intruders, cyber vault in modern data centres, an overview of the proposed legislature, and technicalities in cyber investigations.

The seminar is meant for IT professionals of banks, finance and leasing companies, telecommunication companies, stockbrokers and primary dealers, other financial institutions, insurance companies and brokers, accountants, lawyers and regulators.

For Registrations call Jane on 0770715595 or John on 0706420642.