IDC IT Security Summit 2018

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IDC IT Security Summit 2018

Delivering Pervasive Security for the Digital Era

Port Louis, November 20, 2018

Overview

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.

Agenda

Time Event Speakers
08:00

Registration & Welcome Tea / Coffee

09:20

Early Bird Raffle Draw!!

09:30

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.

09:30

Welcome Address

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services
10:05

Data Protection

Karien Bornheim
CEO / MD, Footprint Africa Business Solutions
10:40

Threat Intelligence

Cyberdefense requires a holistic security approach that includes broader processes and technology strategies. To be better prepared and to decrease the probability of targeted breaches, future and potential threats need to be considered as well. This session will examine how threat intelligence can help organizations identify ongoing security threats and take precautions against future dangers

 

11:00

Tea & Coffee Break

11:30

Enabling an Integrated Security Strategy with Security Services

Fady Iskander
Enterprise Security Regional Director for East Europe, Turkey, Levant & Africa, Symantec
As complexity rises, organizations need to stay ahead of threats by incorporating the use of security services. This session will provide insights into the ways in which security services can help bridge the gaps in organizational security strategies

11:50

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

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services

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.

12:20

Roadmap for 2018

Jonathan Tullett
Research Manager, IT Services
12:25

IDC Summary & Close

12:30

Final Raffle Draw

12:35

Lunch & Networking

General Information

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Language

English

Registration Fee

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

Contact

For More Information, contact:

Ronita Bhattacharjee - +971 4 3912747 / rbhattacharjee@idc.com

Partners

Platinum Partner(s)

Gold Partner(s)

Partnership Opportunities

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

Location

Le Meridien Mauritius is a luxurious resort located on the sheltered bay of Pointe-aux-Piments on the north-west coast of Mauritius, with a beach of white sand and turquoise blue water.

Contacts

Ronita Bhattacharjee

Vice President, Conferences

+971 50 7872436

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