Digital transformations must coincide with security solutions; Cisco

Kuwait Info Security Conference & Exhibition will be held Radisson Blue Hotel on 11-12 May

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Digital transformations must coincide with security solutions; Cisco Cisco's Samer Al-Lahham: "Moving forward, the need of the hour is for businesses to make the most of digital technologies without compromising on the security of sensitive data."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 9, 2016

Cisco has announced its participation at Kuwait Info Security Conference & Exhibition, where it will host two sessions on the importance of security across public and private sectors in Kuwait.

Cisco will showcase its threat-centric security solution suite which extends across the network, data and organisation; before, during and after an attack. During the opening ceremony, Samer Al-Lahham, general manager at Cisco Kuwait, will highlight the security threat landscape and Cisco's threat-centric focus and end-to-end integrated security solutions.

The two sessions will be dedicated to stressing the importance of security; Naji Ukaily, security lead Kuwait, will present a session on Security for the digital economy' on 11 May and Wissam El Charif, consulting systems engineer, will focus on ‘Security everywhere' the following day.

"In Kuwait, the Central Agency for Information Technology through the Kuwait information network helps both public agencies and the non-governmental sector share information more securely and cost efficiently for government operations," said Cisco's Samer Al-Lahham.

"Moving forward, the need of the hour is for businesses to make the most of digital technologies without compromising on the security of sensitive data. Cisco is focused on delivering ‘Security Everywhere' which cuts across the security architecture, the data centre, Internet of Things and the enterprise network which includes wireless. It defends the IT infrastructure before, during and after an attack, and allows organisations to focus on growing their business, and we will be showcasing all of this at the exhibition."

Cisco's Annual Security report 2016 estimates cybercrime to cost businesses $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, four times more than the estimated cost in 2015. This comes at a time when countries, cites and businesses are utilising digital technologies to drive innovation.

Cisco further investigated the cybersecurity challenges enterprises face and found 32% indicated the inability of their security polices to keep pace with business change, 27% lack the right metrics to determine cybersecurity effectiveness. Furthermore, 26% have insufficient investments in cybersecurity, 24% are ineffectively enforcing it and 21% do not know their own major cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

The company is continuing to invest in cybersecurity acquisitions as well as developing internal innovations to help organisations stay ahead of malicious attacks.

During the event, Cisco will demonstrate its threat defence solutions that are relevant for organisations adopting digital transformations.

The event will be held Radisson Blue Hotel, under the patronage of the Central Agency for Information Technology.

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