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ICT - Cybersecurity conference marks Computer Security Day 2015

Date: November 30, 2015
Domain:ICT
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen
 

GIS – November 30, 2015:   Computer Security Day 2015, aiming to provide insight into the privacy and security issues surrounding electronically stored information, was marked this morning by a cybersecurity conference at Ebène Cyber Tower 1, in Ebène Cyber city.
The cybersecurity conference is bringing together several Business Executives, Senior Management and Information Security Professionals.  Organised by CERT-MU (Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius), a division of the National Computer Board, the event aims to enable the sharing of experiences between Information Security Professionals as well as favour a better understanding for them to safeguard their organisation’s most valuable asset-information.
 
In his opening address at the conference, the Ag. Director of the Central Informatics Bureau, Dr M. Soobron, elaborated on Computer Security Day’s goal and importance.  While noting that this year’s event is focusing on incident response, Dr Soobron stated that attacks against IT systems and networks are catching the headlines.  In today’s hyper connected world, computer security is not only a technical issue but a social issue, he said.  Every security incident has the potential of impacting socially, financially and emotionally, he pointed out.
 
The conference
 
Local and foreign speakers, from the Information Technology industry, are discussing current challenges and future opportunities in cyber-security.
 
Discussions are focusing on the following: information security trends; breaking the kill chain with advanced threat protection; security in silicon; incident response management; hit by a cyberattack – approach to mitigation; how security operations centre (SOC) helps in incident handling – Symantec experience of setting-up of SOC in Mauritius; and cyber incident response management – helping you plan, monitor and investigate cyber-attacks and intrusions.
 
Other activities being held to mark Computer Security Day include: an exhibition to showcase the latest products on Computer Security and a professional Training programme on Network Forensics (Packet Analysis) in the first week of December 2015.  These two events, as well as the cyber security conference, are being organised in collaboration with Symantec, Secure Services (Mauritius) Limited, Valiant Technologies, Fortinet, Oracle, IBM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
 
Computer Security Day
 
Computer Security Day is an annual event that is observed worldwide since 1988 to help raise awareness of computer related security issues.  It is designed to raise awareness and to promote best practices in Information Security.
 
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website:http://gis.govmu.org
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