The national payment infrastructure provider, LankaClear Ltd. has announced its partnership with EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2015. This is the second consecutive year that the operator has come in as the Official Electronic Payments Partner for the event.
The summit, which will be held in Colombo for the third consecutive year on 29 September, will comprise a Leadership Forum with CEOs of top corporates, Cyber Security Summit for IT professionals targeting senior officials from the corporate and government sectors, and a ‘Night Hack’ – an informative evening.
The summit will feature high profiled international IT security experts including those who have worked with the Interpol and Fortune 500 companies.
Titled ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2015’, the event is co-organised by CICRA Consultancies Ltd. – Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy provider – and the Daily FT.
LankaClear General Manager/CEO Sunimal Weerasooriya speaking at the ceremony to announce LankaPay’s partnership with the summit said that they were happy to be the Official Electronic Payments Partner for the Cyber Security Summit 2015.
“As a company that promotes electronic payments, we understand the significance and importance of information security and are committed in creating the much needed awareness on information security risks. In fact, LankaClear operates its own Certification Authority under the brand name LankaSign and a sector specific Bank Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), both of which, help our customers in combating cyber threats,” Weerasooriya said.
“As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, businesses must pay more attention to the security of their organisations. Every week there are new headlines about hackers bringing an organisation down. The stolen funds, bad publicity and embarrassing revelations are front page news. How can you protect your organisation from these issues? I believe the summit will be the perfect platform in getting the answers to this question and I invite both individuals and enterprises to make best use of it,” he said.
Speaking at the ceremony, CICRA Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said that Cyber Security Summits in 2013 and 2014 were a tremendous success and he expected that this year’s summit to create more awareness amongst the corporates on cyber security risks and how to mitigate those perils.
“As cyber security threats skyrocket and not even a day passes by without a cyber-security breach on a corporate or a government entity on its IT infrastructure, we are pleased to see that LankaPay has joined hands with ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2015’ in Sri Lanka,” Dayaratne said.
The main objective of the summit is to create awareness on the importance of Cyber Security and to provide top officials in the government, top private sector leaders, IT professionals with the best practices in acquiring, implementing, managing and measuring information security postures of their organisations and countermeasures.
The summit will also highlight 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.
EC-Council stands for International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants.
“EC-Council is the world’s largest vendor neutral cyber security education provider based in USA. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker course (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator program (C|HFI), License Penetration Tester (L|PT) program and various other programs offered worldwide,” Dayaratne said.
More details on the summit including registration process can be obtained at www.cybersecuritysummit.lk.