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IDC IT Security Summit 2018

Delivering Pervasive Security for the Digital Era

Port Louis, November 20, 2018


Digital transformation is becoming increasingly mainstream, with the majority of organizations in the region either planning or already starting their journey. To assist this process, they have started using innovative technologies such as cognitive systems, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, and the Internet of Things to streamline their operations and improve their customer experience. Running alongside 3rd Platform solutions like cloud, mobile, social, and big data, these new innovation-accelerating technologies are creating a complex ecosystem that is introducing a new series of IT security challenges.

As such, security incidents are becoming far more complex and persistent than ever before. Recent high-profile breaches showcase that a new breed of stealthy attackers are using vulnerabilities in systems and even the Internet of Things to bring down services. With digital transformation, security needs to become more pervasive; it needs to be embedded into the vision of the organization and treated as a core metric. Organizations can no longer settle for standard security solutions; they must move forward by embracing a proactive approach to the issues of defense, protection, mitigation, compliance, trust, and risk.

Against this backdrop, IDC’s IT Security Summit 2018 will equip you with expert insights into the security metrics, threat vectors, and solutions that you should keep in mind as you work to develop a sustainable security roadmap for your organization.


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Welcome Tea / Coffee


Welcome Address

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services

Security Metrics for the Digital Era

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services
The following presentation will provide an overview on the complexity of the security landscape in the region. It will cover the uptake of digital transformation and the rising security risks. It will cover the security metrics organizations need to consider as a part of the security strategy.


Data Protection - A Journey, not a Final Destination

Karien Bornheim
CEO / MD, Footprint Africa Business Solutions
Data is the life blood of any organisation. This session will focus on how to make the data protection journey more about identifying the value of the data and less about the expense while still fulfilling the various data protection compliance requirements.


Cyber Security For The Borderless Enterprise

Fady Iskander
Enterprise Security Regional Director for East Europe, Turkey, Levant & Africa, Symantec
Integrated Cyber Defense unifies cloud and on-premises security to provide threat protection, information protection and compliance across all endpoints, networks, email, and cloud applications. The Integrated Cyber Defense Platform is powered by the largest civilian threat intelligence network, deep security research and operations expertise, and a broad technology ecosystem – working together to enhance security controls, improve visibility, and reduce cost and complexity for businesses worldwide.


Tea & Coffee Break


Information Security and Data Leakage Prevention

Kevin Sumputh
Head IT Security & Information Risk Management, Barclays Bank

Panel Discussion: Collaboration of Security and Risk: Why Business and IT Need to be Aligned

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services
Ali Gopal
Group Cybersecurity Manager, Eclosia Corporate Services
Sanjay Poonyth
Head of Information Technology, Tropic Knits
Ashwin Ramphul
Head of IT Applications, SBM Bank

For the longest time, there has been a disconnect between business and IT. However, this situation is changing as the need to improve ROI and optimize cost has prompted IT departments to align their projects with business goals. In this presentation, discussions will revolve around why companies need to consider their risk portfolios and ensure that security is well aligned in order to protect their operations without impeding progress.


Roadmap for 2018

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services

IDC Summary & Close


Raffle Draw!!


Lunch & Networking

General Information

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 20, 2018



Registration Fee

  • Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)
  • USD 500 Per Participant : For IT vendors, and IT consultant companies


For More Information, contact:

Ronita Bhattacharjee - +971 4 3912747 /


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Why sponsor the IT Security 2018?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers, and Influencers via the extensive promotional campaign pre- and post-event
  • Position your company as one of the leading Security Solutions players in the Region
  • Meet face-to-face and build connections with a targeted group of qualified end users and decision makers
  • Hold meaningful conversations with potential customers – generous time set aside for networking
  • Secure post show appointments by collecting leads & conducting surveys through the exhibition


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