Continental Insurance joins Cyber Security Summit 2015 as Official Insurance Partner

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BUP_DFT_DFT-13-5CILL CEO Gerry Gunadasa (right) handing over the Official Insurance partnership agreement to CICRA Director and CEO Boshan Dayaratne 

– Pic by Lasantha Kumara


Continental Insurance Lanka Ltd. (CILL) for the second consecutive year yesterday announced its partnership with EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2015 as the Official Insurance Partner.

The summit, which is held for the third consecutive year on September 29 in Colombo, will comprise a Leadership Forum 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 2015’, the event is co-organised by CICRA Consultancies Ltd. - Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy provider – and the Daily FT. 

“Cyber-attacks on organisations and Government bodies have caused severe issues in the recent past,” CILL CEO Gerry Gunadasa said.

“Corporations as responsible entities need to realise how vital online security is for business and be prepared for such incidents, which is why we strongly believe that the Cyber Security Summit this year will help give us a foresight on what to expect, and how we can better ourselves in terms of our IT infrastructure,” Gunadasa said.

Gunadasa was speaking at the ceremony to announce CILL’s partnership with the summit.

CILL has been engaged in general insurance business in Sri Lanka since 2010 and the only insurance company in Sri Lanka to be awarded an A- Fitch Rating in such a short span of operation. Continental Insurance is also backed by the strength and stability of the Distilleries Group of Sri Lanka (DCSL Group). DCSL PLC has also been accredited with a Fitch Rating of AAA (lka) which gives Continental Insurance the added edge in insurance business. In addition to this international rating Continental Insurance has also been accredited with ISO 9001-2008 for providing general insurance services. 

CILL has become one of the fastest growing insurance companies in Sri Lanka and is always   instrumental in innovating  insurance products to the market. They offer tailor made insurance products for both personal and business requirements.

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 Continental Insurance has joined hands with ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2015’ in Sri Lanka.”

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.

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.