Lanka Clear Ltd., the operator of LankaPay – The National Payment Network, yesterday announced its partnership with the EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2016 as the Payments Security Partner.

Organised for the fourth consecutive year, this year’s summit is scheduled to be held on 9 August in Colombo and will comprise a Cyber Security Summit for IT professionals targeting senior officials from the corporate and government sectors and a Night Hack, an innovative and informative evening showcasing the immediate and potential threats and dangers posed by cybercriminals today. There will also be a separate evening meeting for CEOs of the top corporations on cyber security on 8 August.

The summit will feature high-profile international IT security experts including those who have worked with Interpol and Fortune 500 companies.

The event is co-organised by CICRA Holdings – Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy provider – and the Daily FT.

DFT-14-07LankaClear Ltd General Manager and CEO Channa de Silva (right) hands over the sponsorship to CICRA Holdings Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne.  LankaClear DGM IT & Operations Harsha Wanigatunge and IT Security Solutions Manager Duleep Liyanage are also present

Expressing his views on the sponsorship, Lanka Clear General Manager/CEO Channa de Silva said: “We are indeed delighted to have partnered this year’s Cyber Security Summit as the Payments Security Partner. As the National Payment Network of Sri Lanka, we consider payments security to be of utmost importance to our member banks and financial institutes as well as the general public. In the wake of the rising tide of security incidents the world over and their increasing impact on payment networks, we consider it is absolutely critical to raise awareness on cyber security.”

“Via LankaPay Network and the Certificate Authority (CA) that we operate, we are providing a vital service to the country’s financial sector by facilitating interbank transactions in a faster, convenient, affordable and, moreover, secure manner. Information security is at the heart of our operations and we continuously invest in security to make certain that we are on par with international standards providing the necessary impetus to the country’s financial sector to remain resilient. It is in this light that we find great synergy in partnering this year’s conference,” he said.

Speaking at the ceremony, CICRA Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said that the last three Cyber Security Summits were 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 and IT professionals with best practices in acquiring, implementing, managing and measuring information security postures of their organisations and countermeasures.

The summit will also highlight the latest flaws in information security that affects the global community including corporations and governments. Discussions and presentations will revolve around some of the most malicious attacks and potential threats surrounding the security field.

More details on the summit including registration process can be obtained atwww.cybersecuritysummit.lk