Under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Tamkeen announces its Strategic Partnership for this year’s “Cyber Security Forum and Expo 2017”. The BIBF is hosting the first of its kind annual forum and exhibition dedicated to Cyber Security next week.
The Forum & Expo is a unique concept in the region that brings in international leading experts to maximise the learning experience of attendees on the critical topic of Cyber Security. The event will run for three days starting from the 16th until the 18th May 2017.
This strategic partnership is in line with Tamkeen’s vision and mission to empower Bahrainis to prosper and contribute to the national economy and to create opportunities for Bahraini individuals and enterprises in Bahrain to develop, making Bahrainis the employees of choice in the market.
This year, the Forum & Expo will feature international professionals in the field of cyber security, to enrich Bahrain’s human capital knowledge and capability in the field of Cyber Security to benefit all sectors, by providing interactive learning workshops and training sessions in addition to exhibiting the latest relevant technological trends.
The forum and expo will have a variety of international experts delivering forum sessions, training workshops and exhibiting their products and services. International speakers and trainers will cover a wide range of cyber security aspects that can benefit employees and decision makers from all sectors in Bahrain.
During the Forum, in the first 2 days, a total of 20 International speakers will deliver their insights into the world of Cyber Security. Amongst the most well-known speakers delivering the Forum sessions include Mr. Tony Chew, the Chief Security Architect from V-KEY (Singapore), Mr. Chris Brown, Security Solutions Consultant from Digital Shadows (UK), Fadi Mutlak from Partner and Leader of the Cyber Risk Services Practice Deloitte (Middle East), Mr. Hakem Isa, Cyber Security Advisor from IBM (US) amongst many others.
The specialised workshops shed light on various topics within Cyber Security giving the participants a more comprehensive assessment of cyber loopholes and eminent threats to organisational data and sensitive customer information and how to protect it. These will be full day training workshops where participants will select their preferred workshop based on available training sessions offered by leading International companies including, Digital Shadows (UK), NGN International and Cyber Algorithmic (US).
Commenting, H.E Dr. Ebrahim Janahi, Chief Executive of Tamkeen said: “The importance of cyber security is growing day by day, as it has reached the priority list of governments and enterprises and one of the main challenges they face. Perhaps this has led a lot of countries to teach it in secondary schools. Moreover, many SMEs are turning towards cyber security solutions to efficiently safeguard their business endpoints, network, application, and cloud environment. In Tamkeen, we constantly follow the various economic, social and technological changes, and we keen to engage in partnerships that develop enterprises and citizens, enabling them to seize opportunities and strengthen the national economy.”
“The Cyber Security Forum and Expo 2017 is a great initiative that helps to increase the readiness of technical experts by enhancing their understanding of the Internet and its underlying threats. It also provides local talents a unique opportunity to know and train on the latest international practices related to cyber security. Cyber security has become a fast-growing industry.”
The BIBF’s Deputy Director, Dr. Ahmed AbdulHameed AlShaikh said, “In this day and age, it has become vital for all organisations to be well aware of any eminent Cyber security threats or loopholes in their respective systems. With Cyber-attacks on the rise, Cyber Security is now a priority to protect data and information. All organisations need to be equipped with the latest knowledge and trends to learn the know-how of managing Cyber Security threats.” Furthermore, he said, “We realise how important it has become to stay up-to-date in the critical topic of Cyber Security. Through the Cyber Security Forum & Expo this year, we aim to empower the national and regional human capital with the necessary skillset to maintain and upgrade systems to protect data in all business aspects.”
The Expo will be held under the theme “Explore – Engage – Secure” where participants will Explore the latest technological trends, Engage with international experts and Secure their business data.