The key to international security

IT security experts ComGuard and Scanit have joined forces to unlock the secrets of international security standards, in a series of risk management workshops due to start later this month at Dubai Internet City.

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By  Paul Barthram Published  April 21, 2003

IT security experts ComGuard and Scanit have joined forces to unlock the secrets of international security standards, in a series of risk management workshops due to start later this month at Dubai Internet City.

The workshops running from April 30 to June 24 will deal with worldwide-recognised security standards in information protection such as BS7799 and ISO 17799 for companies in the Middle East wanting to learn more on how to comply with them.

Daniel Nurfer, managing director of ComGuard said the workshops will provide an all-inclusive overview of the core concepts, processes, and steps businesses will need to take if they are to comply to the international standards.

“Information security is critically important for a business’ reputation and the integrity of its services to customers, so its vital that senior managers are kept informed of the latest developments”, said Nurfer.

For companies interested in learning more, the workshops will offer two main training sessions. The first a half-day program for senior decision-makers and managers, introducing the core concepts, and the steps companies need to take in order to comply. The second is aimed at IT managers and security engineers, which takes them in depth through the design, implementation, and maintenance procedures for full compliance.

Each workshop is supplemented with real life working examples of the security controls and are facilitated by leading security practitioners from both ComGuard and Scanit.

Dean Bell, managing director for Scanit Middle East said the workshops were very much in demand and had been designed to clarify the issues surrounding security standards for business leaders and senior security professionals in the region.

“Working together, we will be able to bring some of the world’s best and most effective security practices to companies in the Middle East,” Bell said.

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