Global payment network Visa partners with Cyber Security Summit

Global payment network Visa partners with Cyber Security Summit

Visa – one of the most advanced payment processing networks in the world – has signed in as a Strategic Partner for Sri Lanka’s sixth annual Cyber Security Summit on 19 and 20 September at the Cinnamon Grand

The summit consists of three key events: CEOs’ Forum on Cyber Security on 19 September and Cyber Security Day Conference and the Night Hack on 20 September. The CEOs’ Forum discusses why cybersecurity should be a board room discussion, whilst the Night Hack is an innovative and informative evening of information security demonstrations.

The summit is co-organised by CICRA – Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy organisation – and Daily FT, the country’s only business and finance newspaper.

Speaking at the ceremony to mark the strategic partnership between Visa and the Cyber Security Summit, Visa Sri Lanka and Maldives Country Manager Anthony Watson said: “As digital payments grow, security has emerged as a fundamental pillar for commerce across the world. To ensure cybersecurity, the entire ecosystem must embrace open collaboration and relentless innovation to devalue data, protect data, harness data and empower customers in this interconnected world. At Visa, we continue to work closely with our clients and business partners in Sri Lanka by bringing in best practices that equip them to address payment security threats and challenges to their businesess.

CICRA Group Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said that the co-organisers were honoured to have Visa – a global payments technology company working to enable consumers, businesses, banks and governments to use digital currency – as a Strategic Partner of the summit for the second consecutive year.

“This year’s summit will be a bigger and better experience with number of international and local cyber security experts addressing the gathering. The summit will focus on Internet of Things, Artifical Intelligence, Digital Forensic Investigations, Data leakages and security on ecommerce,” Dayaratne said.

“The main objective of the summit is to create awareness on the importance of Cyber Security among top officers in the top corporate management and IT professionals. It also infuses them with the best practices in acquiring, implementing, managing and measuring information security postures of their organisations and countermeasures.

“The summit will also expose latest flaws in information security that affects the global community including the corporations and the governments. Discussions and presentations will revolve around some of the most malicious attacks and potential threats surrounding the security field,” he said.

More details on the summit including registration options can be accessed online at:


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