DarkMatter set to reinforce th

DarkMatter set to reinforce the overarching importance of cyber security at the Middle East CIO Summit

  • DarkMatter is a Summit Partner to IDC’s flagship event, which attracts senior technology and IT executives from across the region 
  • CEO Faisal Al Bannai, and Senior Vice Presidents Stephen Brennan, and Harshul Joshi amongst impressive DarkMatter presence at the Summit

DarkMatter, a cyber security headquartered in the UAE, announces its high profile Summit Partner-level participation at the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2016 (http://www.idcmesummit2016.com/) event, taking place at the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi 17-18 February.

Senior DarkMatter executives will be present at the event, including Chief Executive Officer, Faisal Al Bannai; Senior Vice President of Cyber Network Defence, Stephen Brennan; Senior Vice President of Cyber Governance, Risk & Compliance, Harshul Joshi; and other impressive practitioners. 

Stephen Brennan, who possesses 25+ years of international cyber security experience to corporations and governments, is a keynote speaker on the first morning of the Summit. His address will delve into The Security of Everything, given that tomorrow’s future digital transformations, governments, converged infrastructure and mobile enterprises are all set to create frictionless environments to enable better and more sustainable lives.

Harshul Joshi is a panellist on the first day of the Summit, discussing Cybersecurity in an IoT world, where his nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of cloud-based technologies, regulatory compliance, cyber security, governance, risk, internal audit and privacy will be on display.

Commenting on DarkMatter’s participation at the Middle East CIO Summit, Chief Executive Officer, Faisal Al Bannai said, “We are pleased to support IDC at this important industry event, where the calibre of the attendees is of a very high standard, and represent precisely the type of stakeholders DarkMatter wants to engage with in respect to placing cyber security at the centre of economic activity today.” The Summit attracts over 150 leading IT industry specialists. 

Faisal Al Bannai continued, “There was a time when the role of CIOs and CTOs was viewed as being ancillary to the successful running of an enterprise. This has changed and now we see the importance of their roles being acknowledged and regarded as central to the sustained success of businesses. From DarkMatter’s perspective, we believe it is essential for discussions and strategies regarding cyber security to be devised at Board level such is the importance of this area, and the severity of potential loss that may occur in its absence.”

DarkMatter will also use its participation at the Summit to hold high-level conversations with senior IT executives from across sectors including Oil & Gas, Public Sector, Telecommunications, and Financial Services, in order to contextualise the cyber security requirements of specific industries.

Already a trusted partner to the UAE Government, DarkMatter is staffed by tier one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies. Solutions adhere to the company’s Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery, and reinforces its secure business solutions. 

DarkMatter is leveraging this experience in the wider market as it looks to serve regional and international clients. The company provides a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions and services to organisations that have sophisticated security requirements, from governments and infrastructure operators to large corporations.