Fast Lane holds seminar to raise security awareness

IT training company Fast Lane is helping to promote better network security through a recent seminar in Abu Dhabi

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By  Mark Sutton Published  June 3, 2003

IT training specialists Fast Lane held a seminar in Abu Dhabi last week to create greater awareness of network security issues. The seminar was aimed at addressing the need for better network security and the solutions on offer to meet these needs.

Attendees from a range of industries, from SMBs and enterprises and with various roles in their companies heard about defining network security requirements, the role of security specialists and security and network audits. The seminar also contained information on Cisco’s network security architecture.

“Awareness and education is key when it comes to changing the perception of businesses and how they regard Network Security,” said Josef Miskulnig, managing director, Fast Lane Middle East & Europe. “Until very recently, network security was an afterthought for network or IT managers. We are witnessing a gradual change in this approach, due to businesses learning the hard way, as they experience more and more network attacks from both outsiders and insiders, but this can be avoided through an increase in awareness. Businesses need to see networks as strategic assets rather than tools.”

Fast Lane already provides some network security training, both as part of certified Cisco courses and separately, but the company is now developing new courses to address the issues raised. New courses will include training on how to develop security policies and what do if your network is compromised in terms of gathering forensic evidence and preventing future attacks.

“This is where we as a learning partner see our true value; increase awareness on the need for comprehensive and integrated security solutions, so that businesses can better protect the company’s most valuable asset, information,” Miskulnig added. “Safeguarding the network means safeguarding a successful business. The importance of an organisation’s information assets is directly linked to the level of importance that should be given to network security.”

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