Organised by Advanced Business Systems (ABS) FZ LLC, the seminar for IT managers in the Middle East was held at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel – titled “Practical Steps for Protecting your IT Assets”. The seminar discussed vital topics for all IT managers focusing on security policies in companies, general evaluation of security devices, security response procedures, conducting risk assessments in addition to implementing effective steps to protect valuable data.
More than 30 IT specialists from government departments, including the UAE Ministry of Interior and Dubai Police Department, in addition to private corporations from different sectors attended the seminar. One of the participants commented: ”This Seminar provided us with an in-depth and practical approach towards more secure practices in our field. I’m sure that there will be several changes in our IT security strategy based on the knowledge we gained from this seminar”.
Experts from India and Scotland addressed the seminar that took up issues like ‘Information Security Devices: Overview of Information Security Products.’ Important issues like security, confidentiality, and integrity were discussed for the benefit of participants who came from various business and commercial establishments.
The speakers addressed the issue of ‘Risk Assessment Process and Methodology’ to educate the participants about security standards that has become absolutely vital in determining the standard of the company concerned. This session provided valuable insight on the globally accepted BS 7799 data protection certification issued by the British Standards Institute.
The seminar further delved on “Securing an Enterprise: Roadmap to security” to help participants assess the present state of their enterprise and develop solutions to protect their organizations’ digital assets from being poached or tampered with. Threat, vulnerabilities and counter-measures were discussed in detail to give in-depth analysis of what any organisation or business establishment would require for protecting critical information that are immensely valuable in terms of being a vital asset.
The seminar also discussed “Future Super Worms,” the polymorphic code that could be a virus, backdoor or vulnerability exploiting script or anything that compromises valuable data. With the worth of data loss due to virus attacks running into billions of dollars every year globally, experts addressed the issue in critical detail to drive home the message of absolute e-security.
In light of the latest Internet Security Threat Report of e-security giant Symantec positioning the UAE as the fourth most vulnerable country in the world, the seminar attains added significance to local participants. The entire Middle East region also being under constant threat, participants who arrived from the region had the latest in e-security on one platform at the seminar.
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