Cyber Security Summit 2015

yberattacks and cybercrimes hit at businesses across the world and no one sees an end to it. Therefore, cyber security becomes a day-to-day topic in the present context of countries, public institutions, business community, charity works and even in the black market.

It is obvious that there is no one-time solution to this horrendous threat. Being alive, attentive and reactive are a must. The only way forward is that not only IT professionals but also the managements and non-IT staff are well aware of present challenges, possible solutions and more importantly best practices against possible attacks.

In 2013 CICRA and Daily FT launched Cyber Security Summit to increase public awareness thus helping to strengthen the IT security domain in Sri Lanka and the region.

EC-Council – International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), USA – is the world’s largest vendor neutral cyber security education provider and host of Global Cyberlympics – Olympic styled annual international hacking competition that promotes world peace and online child safety through ethical hacking.

The EC-Council 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.

These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various governments including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill. Most recently, EC-Council has been approved and listed as a National Recognized Vendor by the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS), and also been certified to have attained the NSA/CNSS 4011 training standard, a requirement for Infuse professionals working for the US Federal Government.

The Pentagon in US has also selected the EC Council as their training partner for Cyber Security.

With tremendous success in 2013 and 2014, we are now ready to extend the discussion to a new height at the Cyber Security Summit 2015.

Similar to the past two years, the 2015 edition will have three events, the Leadership Forum for CEOs and CIOs of the Corporates (on invitation only), Day Conference and the Night Hack – an informative evening with live demonstrations.

The Day Conference and the Night Hack will be held on 29th September 2015 at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo.



Cabinet Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure

Sameer Sharma

ITU Regional Office Asia-Pacific, Senior Advisor

Pierre Noel

Chief Security Officer and Adviser for Microsoft in Asia

Srikanta Prasad


Krishnan Rajagopal

Master Trainer, CICRA Consultancies (Pvt) Ltd and CEO – Akati Consulting, Malaysia

Muhunthan Canagey

Managing Director/CEO, ICTA

Vivek Srivastava

Commercial India & SAARC CISCO, Security Lead

Speaker Profiles

Guest of Honour

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva

WWV, RWP, RSP, USP, psc, Commander of Army

Sri Lanka Army

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sam Bowne


InfoSec Decoded, Inc. - Defcon (USA & China) Speaker

Vipin Surelia

Head of Risk for India and South Asia


Bhairav Acharya

Public Policy Manager


Ashraf Ali

Technical Solutions Architect, Cyber Security


Guest Speakers

Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe

Senior Deputy Governor

Central Bank Sri Lanka

Arthur Veinstein

Managing Director

Cellebrite APAC

Tuan Tong


Kela Group

Udi Shaked

Chief Executive Officer

UDC Pte Ltd