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    EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014 held in Colombo

    August 07, 2014

    Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa participated as Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony of the Cyber Security Summit 2014 held at Cinnamon Lakeside on Tuesday (05).

     

    Cyber Security Summit 2014, held for the second consecutive year, was co-organised by CICRA Consultancies Ltd and the Daily FT. A siren call was issued on Tuesday at the EC-Council Cyber Security Summit 2014, rallying the country, government, the public and private sectors, and individuals, to arm themselves against one of the biggest wars being waged globally today – the threat of cyber-terrorism and cyber-attacks, which have firmly established themselves as one of the largest and most elusive risks the world has faced. Delivering the pre-mission briefing, Daily FT Editor Nisthar Cassim noted that although Sri Lanka has emerged from one war, it is now facing another, along with the rest of the world – the war against cyber security.

     

    “Sri Lanka post-war is progressing towards a goal of achieving a $ 1 billion economy within the next few years. For that economy to serve the people of Sri Lanka, the key economic sectors must be protected. We therefore felt it is important to increase the awareness and preparedness of all public and private sector institutions and individuals,” he stated. CISCO and Microsoft were strategic partners for the events, whilst InfoWatch was the technical partner. The events were supported by the Ministry of Telecommunications and the ICT Agency (ICTA).

     

    The Official Telecom Partner was Dialog Axiata, Official Electronic Payments Partner was LankaPay whilst Continental Insurance was the Official Insurer. Creative Partner was Triad and Official Printer was OfficeMax. Electronic Media Partners were TV Derana, FM Derana, and Ada Derana 24×7. The Hospitality Partner was Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, President and Co-Founder, EC-Council USA Jay Bavisi, Boshan Dayaratne CICRA Director/CEO, Nisthar Cassim, Editor of the Daily FT, Executive Director of CICRA Wasala Wickramasena also participated at this occasion. (ST/KH)

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