Airtel, Sri Lanka’s fastest mobile network, has partnered Sri Lanka’s premier annual Cyber Security Summit 2017 edition as the official secure mobile telecom partner.

The summit, which will be held on 27 and 28 September at the Cinnamon Grand, will consist of three key events: Cyber Security Day Conference and Hangout with Hackers (Night Hack), an innovative and informative evening on 27 September, and the CEO Forum on Cyber Security on 28 September.

The summit is co-organised by CICRA, Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy organisation, and the Daily FT, the country’s only business and finance newspaper.

Speaking at the ceremony to mark the partnership between Airtel and the Cyber Security Summit, Airtel Sri Lanka CEO Jinesh Hedge said that they were indeed delighted to have partnered this year’s Cyber Security Summit as the official secure mobile telecom partner.

“We’re happy to be a part of the Cyber Security Summit 2017. Cybersecurity is a priority for the sustainability of any business. Internet usage is shifting to mobile devices dramatically, hence we hope to share our insights with the business community and wish the participants a fruitful forum,” said Airtel Lanka CEO Jinesh Hegde.

Meanwhile, CICRA Group Executive Director Vasana Wickremasena said that the co-organisers were delighted to have Airtel as a partner of the summit.

“This year’s summit will be a bigger and better experience with a number of international and local resource persons addressing the gathering. The highlight of the event will be two founder members of the world’s toughest hacking groups – LulzSec and Anonymous. They had been convicted and are now engaged in ethical hacking,” Wickremasena said.

“The main objective of the summit is to create awareness on the importance of cyber security among top officers in top corporate management and IT professionals. It also infuses them with best practices in acquiring, implementing, managing and measuring the information security postures of their organisations and countermeasures.

“The summit will also expose 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,” he said.

– Daily FT.

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