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Sri Lanka Insurance Deputy General Manager – Marketing Niroshini Pethiyagoda hands over the partnership letter for the Cyber Security Summit 2016 to CICRA Holdings Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne as SLIC AGM – Marketing and Corporate Communications Namalee Silva looks on

Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) yesterday announced its partnership with EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2016 as the Official Insurance Partner.

The summit on 9 August in Colombo, held for the fourth consecutive year, will comprise of 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 cyber criminals today. There will also be a separate evening meeting for CEOs of the top corporations on cyber security.

The summit will feature high profiled international IT security experts including those who have worked with the 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.

SLIC Deputy General Manager – Marketing Niroshini Pethiyagodastated that Sri Lanka Insurance considers it an honour to be involved as a partner in such a timely event.

“Cyber security is a vital issue which concerns all in the government and private sectors. Incidents of online security breaches, cybercrime and attacks have been widely reported in the media of late. These risks would increase many-fold in future when everything is communicated over the digital space. We believe that it’s of extreme importance that organizations take measures to safeguard themselves and their clients from any cyber threats which would affect the security and confidentiality of information,” Pethiyagoda said.

“We believe that the Cyber Security Summit 2016 would deal with these issues by creating wide awareness and through the introduction of best practices to tighten the cyber security of organisations,” added Pethiyagoda.

Sri Lanka Insurance has been serving the nation for over five decades and has the most experienced technical knowledge base in the island’s insurance industry. Sri Lanka Insurance is the first insurance company to have been assigned a global rating for financial stability AA (lka) from Fitch Ratings, London and is also the only insurer to have been awarded RAM Ratings’ AAA for its ‘long term claim paying ability’. The company has also been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for correct governing and operational procedures in line with accepted global standards.

Pethiyagoda was speaking at the ceremony to announce SLIC’s partnership with the summit recently in Colombo.

Speaking at the ceremony, CICRA Director/CEO BoshanDayaratne said 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, 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.

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