Cisco announces Strategic Partnership for Cyber Security Summit 2014

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For the second consecutive year, Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT has joined the ‘Cyber Security Summit 2014’ as the Strategic Partner. The summit on 5 August in Colombo, held for the second consecutive year, will comprise a Breakfast Meeting with CEOs of top corporations, Cyber Security Summit for IT professions 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 2014’, the event is co-organised by CICRA Consultancies Ltd. – Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy provider – and the Daily FT. Circumventing challenges “We strongly believe that the ‘Cyber Security Summit 2014’ platform is a much-needed undertaking, which will help organisations in Sri Lanka truly comprehend the scope of risks at bay, and also enable them to assess the right technologies to circumvent the challenges that are prevalent in the industry,” said Rajat Ganguly, Lead Commercial Segment, Sri Lanka and Maldives. “Sri Lanka has been exceedingly emphatic about its appetite to embrace the internet, and rightly so, since it ensures seamless information procuring capabilities and delivery, with the proposition of ensuring growth for businesses in an increasingly global economy. While there are a multitude of benefits which can undoubtedly be derived from the internet boom in the region, it’s essential for organisations to fully understand, analyse and devise measures that safeguard them from the plethora of risks that are constantly taking shape online,” Ganguly said. “The rise in sophistication of threats that IT environments face today, need to be addressed by innovations which cut across business divisions through a holistic policy framework, that encompasses all business functions while addressing the entire cyber ‘attack continuum’,” he  said. “Cisco is a global leader in the network security space and we have been extremely active around the evolution of security best practices worldwide. We are working alongside a plethora of organisations and technologies, across geographies to ensure shared intelligence is derived from the technologies we offer and appropriately delivered to our customers, to enable companies to not only defend, but also seamlessly detect and remediate against constantly evolving cyber-attacks, without restricting business innovation and growth,” he said. Ganguly was speaking at the ceremony to announce Cisco’s s partnership with the summit recently in Colombo. "The ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014’, co-organised by CICRA Consultancies Ltd. and the Daily FT, will be held on 5 August in Colombo" Creating awareness Speaking at the ceremony, CICRA Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said last year’s Cyber Security Summit was a tremendous success and he expected this year’s summit to create more awareness amongst the corporates on cyber security risks and how to mitigate those perils. The main objective of the summit is to create awareness on the importance of Cyber Security and to provide top officers 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. Information security flaws 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. CICRA is an accredited training center of the EC-Council. “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