Key events on 24 and 25 June organised by Daily FT in partnership with CICRA Consultancies

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Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking has joined the ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2013’ on June 25 in Sri Lanka as the Principal Sponsor.

The summit will comprise a Breakfast meeting with CEOs of top corporations and senior officials of the government, Cyber Security Summit for IT professions targeting senior officials from the corporate and government sectors, and a ‘Night Hack’ – Evening informative session.

The summit will feature top international IT security experts including EC-Council President Jay Bavisi and Vice President Sean Lim, and agents who have worked with the Interpol and Fortune 500 companies.

Titled ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2013’, the event is co-organised by CICRA Consultancies Ltd. – Sri Lanka’s premier cyber security education provider – and the Daily FT.

“The role of the network has undergone a major transformation with the advent of mobility, cloud and virtualisation. As network becomes the platform, security risks, both internal and external, continues to increase. CIOs, today, need to look at a security framework that is robust, integrated and pervasive” said Rajat Ganguly, Cisco Account Manager, Sales; leading the Partner Business Group at Sri Lanka & Maldives.

Mr. Ganguly was speaking at the ceremony to announce Cisco’s partnership with the summit.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. At Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.

Founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies since the company’s inception. This tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products in the core areas of routing and switching, as well as advanced technologies in areas such as Unified Communications, Network Security, Video, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing.

Innovation is a core part of the Cisco culture and annually $5.5 Billion is invested in R&D; Cisco has more than 20,000 Engineers in more than 10 labs worldwide; more than 4200 patents have been awarded to Cisco inventors. Currently 750+ patents have been filed from India and 450+ issued for innovations across all technologies.

“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 Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking has joined hands with ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2013’ in Sri Lanka,” CICRA Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said.

“The main objective of this 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 organizations and countermeasures,” Mr. Dayaratne said.

“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,” he said.

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,” Mr. Dayaratne said.

“These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various governments including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill. Most recently, EC-Council has been approved and listed as a National Recognized Vendor by the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS), and also been certified to have attained the NSA/CNSS 4011 training standard, a requirement for Infuse professionals working for the US Federal Government,” he said.

“The Pentagon in US has also selected the EC Council as their training partner for Cyber Security,” he said.

More details on the summit including registration process can be obtained at www.cicra.lk/summit.