StarLink's 3rd Annual Security Advisory Summit Focuses on Achieving Next-Generation Compliance

Top Quote Leading Vendors and Regional CISO's Discuss IT Compliance-Related Challenges and Solutions. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 16, 2013 - StarLink, the region's IT Security-specialized "True" Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), conducted its Annual Security Advisory Summit on December 9th, 2013 at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The Summit attracted over 100 attendees including CIOs, CISOs, IT Governance Directors, IT Risk Managers, IT Compliance Managers, and IT Audit and Assurance professionals who came to hear about approaches to achieve next-generation compliance, to improve their organizations' governance, risk and compliance posture, as well as, to interact with a customer panel of IT Security leaders.

    "This is the 3rd Summit we have had the privilege of hosting and once again it turned out to be a tremendous success. The event included discussions, analysis and deep understanding of IT Security challenges surrounding Compliance today and customers who attended were given real world insight into how Compliance has evolved and what proactive IT Security measures companies must undertake in order to consistently remain compliant." said Mahmoud Nimer, General Manager, StarLink. "We pride ourselves in being able to provide these thought leadership events on an annual basis, and we look forward to next year's Summit", he added.

    The Summit was hosted in partnership with 6 of StarLink's vendors who are IT Compliance leaders in their own right, each of whom presented relevant topics covering the event theme:

    Enrique Gutierrez Alvarez, Database Security Leader, IBM: Centralizing Auditing and Validation Compliance Controls for Databases

    Antonio Piazza, Regional Sales Manager, Southern Europe and Middle East, TITUS: How Using Data Classification can Ensure Compliance and Reduce Inadvertent Data Loss

    Vassilis Boulogiorgos, Solutions Architect for Identity & Access Management, Dell Software Group: Simplifying IAM & Uncover How it Plays a Role in Achieving Compliance

    Jason Clark, Technical Manager, Tripwire: Automating Assessment of IT Controls to Achieve Continuous Compliance

    Miguel Braojos, VP of Sales, SEMEA, SafeNet Inc.: Defense-in-depth for Compliance Data Protection

    Gregory Webb Vice President, Marketing - Venafi: The Certificate & Key Dilemma - Linking Compliance & Encryption Security

    As is customary each year at StarLink's Security Advisory Summit, certain individuals from customer organizations were honored with awards to showcase their Excellence in their field:

    Abu Haque, ADCB, Senior Manager, IS Monitoring & Response - Excellence in Information Security Adoption Award
    Majeed Behzadi, Kuwait Finance House, Executive Manager - IT Infrastructure Planning and Security Management - Excellence in Information Security Program Management Award
    Amani Aljassmi, Dubai Municipality, Head of IS Security Section - Excellence in Information Security Awareness Award
    Mahran Bader, Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait, Senior Manager - IT Security - Excellence in Information Security Compliance Management Award
    Ghanem Elshahry, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance - CISO of the Year Award

    The majority of these individuals then joined our customer panel to close the event and reflect on their accomplishments for the year 2013, as well as, their perception of how to achieve next-generation compliance.

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