‘LankaPay’ the national payment network operated by LankaClear yesterday announced its partnership with EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014 as the Official Electronic Payments Partner.

The summit, which is held for the second consecutive year on 5 August 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 2014’, the event is co-organised by CICRA Holdings – Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy provider and the Daily FT.

LankaClear General Manager/CEO Sunimal Weerasooriya speaking at the ceremony to announce LankaPay’s partnership with the summit added; “We are happy to be the Official Electronic Payments Partner sponsoring the Cyber Security Summit 2014. The digital world empowers each of us with seamless connectivity enabling us to connect, communicate and carry out business wherever, whenever. Though advance technology brings about many advantages, it also brings in the risks of information security and electronic fraud. As a company that promotes electronic payments, we have constantly focused our efforts in creating much needed awareness on information security risks and have been instrumental in introducing many security products & services in combatting same. I believe the summit will be a perfect platform in sharing knowledge and creating awareness, and invite both individuals and enterprises to make best use of the event.”

Speaking at the ceremony, CICRA Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said that Cyber Security Summit 2013 was 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 LankaPay has joined hands with ‘EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014’ in Sri Lanka,” Dayaratne said.

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.

LankaClear Ltd., one of the country’s most successful public-private partnerships, is Sri Lanka’s national payment infrastructure provider. The company is jointly owned by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and all Commercial Banks. LankaClear’s product offering include the Cheque Imaging and Truncation System (CITS), ‘LankaPay’ – Common Payment Network: Common ATM Service/SLIPS Electronic Money Transfer Service, ‘LankaSign’ Certification Service Provider & ‘Bank CSIRT’ – Banking & Finance sector-specific CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team), among several other critical payment system infrastructure offerings.

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