The BIBF participates in the Arab International Cyber Security Summit
Monday, December 12, 2022
The Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF), the region’s leading training and development provider, participated as a Knowledge Partner in the Arab International Cyber Security Summit, which was held from December 6 to 8 at the Exhibition World Bahrain, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and attended by a large group of regional and international experts.
Bringing together cybersecurity experts and thought leaders from around the globe, the Summit aimed to drive innovation in information security, highlight major international initiatives and trends in the field, discuss main cybersecurity challenges in the MENA region, as well as explore the best practices and solutions to foster information security across all industries.
Highlighting the Kingdom of Bahrain’s effort to drive digital transformation in the region, Director of the BIBF Dr. Ahmed Al-Shaikh stated, “As an integral part of the Kingdom’s national security and economic growth, cybersecurity comes on top of the Kingdom’s national agenda. We are proud to have participated in this event which explores current and future trends in cybersecurity, especially in the banking and financial sectors”.
“The BIBF is committed to delivering quality training programmes and professional qualifications that are based on market demands, to develop the national cadres in the fields of digital transformation and cybersecurity.” Dr. Al Shaikh added.
On her part, Acting Head of Digital Transformation and Project Management Centre at the BIBF, Ms. Maryam Majed, stated “Participating in the Summit has allowed the BIBF to further support digital transformation efforts by fostering cooperation with international partners in cybersecurity, digital transformation, and other related fields. As the Knowledge Partner of the event, the BIBF encouraged knowledge sharing by providing free sessions to raise the awareness of both individuals and organisation about the importance of cybersecurity and digital transformation.”
At the Summit, the BIBF’s expert trainers delivered a series of sessions which aimed to raise awareness about various topics related to the cyberspace. The Blockchain Expert, Mr. Fawaz Shukrallah, delivered a session entitled “Blockchain Security”, and the BIBF Lecturer, Mr. Nishanth Kumar, presented a live demo of DevSecOps, while the BIBF Senior Lecturer, Mr. Yousif Faraj, delivered in a session entitled “Stay Secure”, in which he addressed the risks of cybercrime and the effect of modern technology on the financial and business sector.
Finally, IT and Management Consultant, Mr. Khalifa Aljawder delivered a session to explain more about the ISACA certifications offered at the BIBF in cooperation with ISACA Bahrain Chapter, and how these qualifications can significantly increase the learners’ chances of improving their career and getting high-paying jobs.