RSA hosts IT security summit in Dubai
Dubai, February 4, 2014
A one-day security conference aimed at helping organisations address evolving, complex and sensitive IT security challenges was held today (February 4) in Dubai.
The RSA Security Summit, which brought together senior security professionals from the IT industry, highlighted the emerging trends in the space of cyber security and shed light on how organisations can help build an element of ‘trust’ in their IT organisations.
It also discussed the need to ramp up their team’s ability to face the unknown threats and ensure data protection and mitigation of the risk of an attack.
The adoption of third platform technologies such as cloud computing, big data, social networking and mobile devices to help enterprises achieve their IT and business transformation goals depends entirely on a foundation of trust and the organisation’s ability to secure their cloud environment, said a statement.
An expert highlighted the benefits of an intelligence-driven security approach to help enterprises secure their most sensitive information and networks and mitigate risks in the age of IT’s “third platform.”
The summit also featured presentations from senior RSA executives and security experts which highlighted the need to harness big data analytics to leverage the benefits of a transformational security monitoring and investigative solution.
The subject follows from a recent survey conducted by EMC found that 67 per cent of respondents in the UAE agree that big data technology will prove vital in identifying and protecting against cyber-attacks, while only 66 per cent of respondents were confident of their ability to fully recover all their data should they have need to.
The event also provided RSA customers and partners with an opportunity to gain insight into the latest developments in the field of cyber security and showcase the company’s innovations to help enterprises protect their information, networks and users from sophisticated internal and external threats.
It was also aimed at helping meet the ever increasing demands from governance, risk and compliance within industries such as banking and finance, healthcare, telecom and government. - TradeArabia News Service