DarkMatter Set to Reinforce the Overarching Importance of Cyber Security at the Middle East CIO Summit

Feb 14, 2016, 06:25 ET from DarkMatter

ABU DHABI and DUBAI, UAE, February 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • 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.

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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 better 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.

About DarkMatter

DarkMatter is a company that is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to government and commercial clients. Its end-to-end expertise extends to:

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.

Cyber Network Defence

Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.

Managed Security Services

We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.

Secure Communications

DarkMatter's Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.

Infrastructure and System Integration

This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.

Smart Solutions

We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.

Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to governments and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security.

Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.



Media contacts

Kevin Healy, Executive Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications, DarkMatter
Tel.: +971-56-538-7806
Email: Kevin.Healy@darkmatter.ae

Lina Arke, Account Executive, H+K Strategies
Tel.: +971-56-174-2468
Email: Lina.Arke@hkstrategies.com

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