#CloudSecuritySummit2018 Protect the digital space

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The Government of Rwanda through Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) in-conjunction CIO East Africa are queued to host the premier Cloud and Security Summit effective 28th – 29th March 2018 at the Kigali Marriot Hotel in Rwanda.

The session bringing together IT and Cyber Security experts comprising Cyber Governance and Compliance Teams, CISOs, CIOs, CTOs and IT Architects in the public and business enterprises share experiences, and further debunk cyber security and myths around cloud computing.

The summit’s agenda is packed with inspirational keynotes addressing pertinent issues that range from cyber security journey so far, its impact and ways to sustain the course on matters policy and investing on corrective and reasonable security measures as defined by law and fighting cybercrime quantifying risk to build a defensible cybersecurity budget.

Themed: Protecting the Digital Space the summit intends to sustain the momentum of the world that has steadily risen to cloud computing while tapping several public institutions and enterprises which are on the course towards investing on it.

“The agenda of the Cloud and Security aims to share pragmatic steps and insights in addressing information security issues and questions plaguing security professionals at all types and sizes of organizations. The talks cover a diverse range of topics, such as: information security best practices in the age of cloud computing.”

Innocent Muhizi, CEO, RISA

In varied case studies, stellar speakers invited to engage with the delegates will demonstrate how legacy companies are adopting next-generation technologies such as cloud in a bid to change their businesses.

Of interest in the menu of ideas shall be a hands-on learning opportunities via real-life hacking simulations during the afternoon demo sessions.

“The shall squarely be a moment to hear from experts drawing from more than a decade of cybersecurity experience, years of data breach research and numerous enterprise case studies,” said Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa adding: “Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today’s top executives.”

Echoing Laura’s sentiment’s Innocent Muhizi, CEO, RISA said: “The agenda of the Cloud and Security aims to share pragmatic steps and insights in addressing information security issues and questions plaguing security professionals at all types and sizes of organizations. The talks cover a diverse range of topics, such as: information security best practices in the age of cloud computing.”

The summit, which shall be climax of the Rwanda National Cyber Security Awareness Week aims to provide a platform of which IT peers can share experiences and learn from security professionals building the ideal security architecture for complex, dynamic, and interconnected systems.

“Partnership between CIO East Africa and RISA aims to provide a platform that brings together security practitioners to advance their knowledge of the technologies, processes, and procedures that allow them to run a more secure, agile business, and enable them to identify, manage, and communicate information security risk throughout their organizations,” said Chite.

“Partnership between CIO East Africa and RISA aims to provide a platform that brings together security practitioners to advance their knowledge of the technologies, processes, and procedures that allow them to run a more secure, agile business, and enable them to identify, manage, and communicate information security risk throughout their organizations,”

Laura Chite, CEO, CIO East Africa

Needing no introduction, public cloud is projected to host most enterprise workloads sometime later in 2018. IDC estimates public cloud will be a $203 billion industry by 2020, with an annual growth rate of 22 percent.

Need to defend against advanced threats
The major forces driving the adaptive security market are need to defend against advanced threats, increasing need for security compliances and regulations, and limitations to traditional security solutions.

As businesses grow, new and sophisticated threats are created everyday which puts public institutions, companies and even individuals’ critical data at risk says Dr. Bright G. Maduwor, Head of Cyber Security Services, Internet Solutions.

“This has encouraged organizations to follow security compliances and regulations while deploying security solutions to safeguard their business applications, endpoints, and networks against potential cyber threats and exploits,” added Dr. Maduwor while appreciating the timeliness of the summit.

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