SLASSCOM’s Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence onboards South Asian Technologies as strategic partner

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SLASSCOM CSCx Chair 21/22 Rahal Jayawardena

SLASSCOM CSCx Chair 22/23 Mohan Chathuranga

South Asian Technologies Chief Executive Officer Sanjaya Padmaperuma

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (CSCx) launched with the aim of positioning Sri Lanka as the Global Cybersecurity Hub, onboards South Asian Technologies Ltd. as its exclusive strategic partner in supporting the efforts and projects initiated by the Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence for the year.

In line with the partnership agreement, SLASSCOM and South Asian Technologies will now collaborate to work on creating a highly competent talent pool of cybersecurity experts by laying the groundwork and working closely with government and private universities to offer recognised cybersecurity qualifications in the country. 

SLASSCOM which has been forging ahead as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT/BPM industry, believes CSCx can play a dominant role towards achieving a significant contribution in export revenue for the industry by 2025, while looking at producing more than 10,000 cybersecurity professionals to cater to the global demand for cybersecurity products and services. 

South Asian Technologies Ltd. (SAT) is a premium Value-Added Distributor of ICT products and a provider of ICT services in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, and UAE. SAT’s partner/channel network has over 150 partners from the smaller companies to the largest Systems Integrators/Application providers. With over eight companies in Sri Lanka as well as in Maldives, Singapore and UAE, SAT distributes leading ICT brands like Check Point, McAffee, Commvault, Barracuda, Help Systems, Mimix, CrowdStrike, Juniper, Kaspersky, and many more through its subsidiaries. SAT also has a vast services portfolio ranging from Cybersecurity (Architecture, implementation services, on-going support) IBM (Mimix, Help Systems, WebSphere, Informix, DB2) and has an in-house customer/partner training program.

SLASSCOM’s CSCx together with South Asian Technologies will now roll out a structured plan aimed at achieving this ambitious vision which also includes the creation of a vibrant ecosystem of the Sri Lankan cybersecurity service providers, start-ups, and education service providers to build capacity and to create a globally competitive cybersecurity portfolio. 

Ultimately, SLASSCOM’s CSCx intends to leverage the Sri Lankan talent to set a benchmark in the cybersecurity industry, which will also pave the way to contribute towards policy making at a national level to elevate Sri Lanka’s cybersecurity ranking to be among the top nations in the world.