Towards a Secure Digital Future

Mesmerized with digital technology, many people are deploying IoT devices today at their living andwork spaces at a rapid pace; but they often pay scant attention to the security of these systems.Unpatched and unmonitored IoT devices present attackers with opportunities to infiltrate networks.

Meanwhile, the advent of network-based ransomware cryptoworms eliminates the needfor the human element in launching ransomware campaigns. And for some adversaries, the prize isn’t ransom, but destruction of systems and data.

Self-propagating malware is dangerous and has the potential to take down the Internet, according to Cisco threat researchers.

Adversaries are also becoming more adept at evasion—and weaponizing cloud services and other technology used for legitimate purposes. Cybercriminals are also adopting C2 channels that rely on legitimate Internet services like Google, Dropbox, and GitHub. The practice makes malware traffic almost impossible to

In this context, securing our future in a fully digitalized atmosphere appears to be an uphill task. In this challenging environment, mitigating cyber risks in financial services and prevention of data leakage are paramount. So, is the holistic look at cyber security in the IOT Era. While preventive measures are utmost important, digital forensic dynamics play a key role in investigating and prosecution of cyber
criminals. Thus, the sixth annual Cyber Security Summit explores our path towards a secure digital future

Day Conference

The conference is a full day event which has four sessions, with each session having a keynote and a guest speaker followed by a panel discussion. There will be a number of international speakers specially flown down for the conference; They will be matched by many local experts as well. All sessions will focus on vendor neutral awareness raising.

Hangout with Hackers (Night Hack)

Evening edutainment meetup where ethical hackers will do demonstrations and engage with the audience to showcase the latest skills. The audience will receive a better understanding on the need for proactive strategies for corporate IT infrastructure through these demonstrations. The demonstrations will also emphasise the need to recognise ethical hackers as a profession and the importance of hiring them for proactive exercises to ensure enterprise IT security.

CEO Forum

Taking the discussion on cyber security to the top corporate boardroom, CEOs’ Forum facilitates proactive engagement of the CEOs to protect the corporate IT infrastructure of their respective organisations. This is crucial as certain significant decisions on corporate IT security could otherwise be delayed until a major incident could even shut down the entire business.


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

Day Conference