GLIMPSE OF CYBER SECURITY FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
Recently concluded Cyber Security for Financial Services Conference which took place on 10th-11th July 2018 in Colombo attracted the top influential people from the BFSI industry of Sri Lanka who were responsible in managing information security in their respective organizations. Overall the program was attended by 110 key professionals with 20+ national and international speakers from the leading brands of the BFSI sector.In this conference all the participants joined hands to learn about the new approaches of technology in cybersecurity through keynotes, network gatherings, expert sessions, panels and round table discussions. The objective of the conference was to enhance cyber security education in the BFSI sector of Sri Lanka and reinforce new technologies to combat cyber threats and create a resilient workspace. Under the theme “Transforming Nation’s Vision with Cyber Security” the program was chaired by Mr. Satyanandan Atyam from Bharti Axa General Insurance and witnessed key people like Mr. Dileepa Lathsara from TechCERT who enlightened the audience with real time cyber incidents that affected the Sri Lankan Financial Sector. Addition to this, the audience got a chance to experience a live hacking session conducted by Mr. Athula R. Samarasinghe from Allied Finance Company PLC. As national cybersecurity is becoming a global concern, the summit mainly focused on national cybersecurity architecture, investments in cyber security, ensuring a safer use of cloud, securing your IoT infrastructure and skill set scarcity. The summit organized dialogue between the key government stake holders and businesses to answer recent cybercrime threats. This summit was also enlightened the ongoing relationship with the business to provide a continuing contribution to company’s profitability and success.
The outcome of the program proved very fruitful to the participating BFSI industry of Sri Lanka as some of their key challenges has been addressed by our solution providers - Kaspersky Lab, Tenable, Fortinet, Sophos, Winmagic, Juniper Networks &Arcon. We are also grateful to Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) for putting their trust in us and supporting the initiative as our “Supporting Association”.
In a nutshell – The program was designed based on the industry requirement and has been very successful in meeting the objective of the conference.
Explore Exhibitions & Conference would like to thank all the participants who were the pillar to a successful conference and we look forward to meeting you once again in our 2nd edition of this highly successful initiative.
KEY TOPICS FACILITATED BY OUR SPEAKERS:
· Understanding the Importance of Privacy & Data Security in the Financial Sector
· Integrating Social Media in the Banking Websites
· Mitigating the Risk of Increasing Cyber Attacks in Sri Lankan Financial Services Sector
· Identity Crisis
· Understanding of the Cyber Security Implications in Digital Transformation Journey
ATTENDEE’S EXPERIENCE AT THE CONCLAVE
It was indeed a very informative conference, the round table sessions with peers were very useful and enlightening.
Mr. Sam Siriwardene, Head of Systems and Processes ,John Keells Stock Brokers
"I enjoyed the presentations conducted by my colleagues and found them relevant. The programme was well organized with the programme coordinator staying constantly in touch and being very supportive in coordinating the presentation which was very helpful."
Mr. Janaka N Serasinghe, CIO, Standard Chartered Bank
“I would like to thanks given this opportunity for attending the Cyber Security for Financial Services conference and I had an unforgettable experience and had a great opportunity to gain knowledge.”
AnushkaBandara, Network Administrator, Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
"It was great being a part of the event. I would say It was a great event with the promised target audience. All the best for the future event, do keep us posted on upcoming events."
Poonam Yadav, Business Development Consultant, ARCON TechSolutions
"It was great attending the event. I must say it was organised pretty well. Hopefully we will cross paths in future."
AnujLalchandani, Manager – Client Relationship, Arcon Tech Solutions
“It was a very informative and knowledge sharing event that I have ever participated. Very well organized”
Priyanga Perera, Head of IT, Lanka Securities (Pvt) Ltd.
"Thanks for the invitation. It’s a great event"
HemalC.Lokugeegana,- Deputy General Manager/Chief Risk Officer, SANASA Development Bank PLC
"I must say, that is a wonderful conference I learnt lot of things"
Dileepa Wijerathne, Senior Executive IT, Sarvodaya Development Finance