SECURITY STRATEGIST 2011
Adding a new dimension to enterprise security CPI’s much awaited premier security event – Security Strategist 2011, held on 20th April in Dubai with aeCERT and supported by industry leaders including Injazat Data Systems, RSA, Oracle and Knowledge Partners ISACA, BCS and ITSMF brought together over 150 top decision makers and minds in the field of information security in its second edition from across UAE and GCC. The event was inaugurated by H.E Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim Director General – Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.
n today’s environment where information travels faster than the speed of light, the approach to stand-alone security approach is fast changing to accommodate trust and collaboration amongst many stakeholders. The premise of ’isolation for security’ is fast changing giving way collaboration for security. Our endeavor with Security Strategist 2011 was to harness this power of collaboration by bring together multiple stakeholders on a single platform to discuss the key security challenges faced by their organisation and assist them in tackling the same in the most efficient manner, ” said Kavitha Rajasekar, Director CIO Programmes at CPI IT.
As a curtain raiser to the event, CPI also surveyed over 185 IT decision makers on their security investment roadmap for 2011. As per the survey results, 53% of the respondents said that their main challenge was building a security strategy that connects people, process and technology; while 47% said measuring ROI on security investments was their challenge. Interestingly, the survey also looked at IT spending on security and found that 88% clearly stated that they have a roadmap for investing in 2011, while only 12% said they had cut back on spending. 59% of those surveyed said their spending would be directed towards Business Continuity, while 41% said it would go towards Managed Security Services.
HE Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim Director General – Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Dr Eesa Mohammed Bastaki, CEO, ICT Fund
Tariq Abdulghaffar Mohammad Al Hawi, Director, aeCERT
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