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  • The Malta Business Weekly
  • Thursday, 17 November 2011

ICT Gozo Malta and BCS Malta are organising an international cyber security seminar with bi-directional links to Brazil’s Annual Security Leaders Congress and world leading security experts

The International Cyber Security Seminar will be held at Mita’s offices on Wednesday 23 November at 6pm.

The event is being organised by ICT Gozo Malta and the Chartered Institute of IT, BCS Malta Section. It is sponsored or supported by several Malta institutions including Mita, the ICT Students Association, Malta Infosecurity Org and academics from MCAST and the University of Malta.

Two things differentiate this seminar from all others. First, there will be the contributions by world leading security figures such as former US National Security Agency technical director Brian Snow, and Bob Quick, former assistant commissioner of Police in the UK.

Secondly, the seminar will include a reciprocal live link with the Annual Brazil Security Leaders Congress being held concurrently in Sao Paolo, capital of Brazil.

Benjamin Gittins, CTO of Synaptic Laboratories, speaking from the Malta seminar, will participate in the two-day congress that is attended by some 300 CEO/CIO/CTO level executives from across Brazil’s public, academic and industry sectors.

The congress organisers are actually widely publicising this bi-directional linkage to Malta. This represents a very positive mutual promotion of Maltese relations and ICT innovation at the highest levels across industry government and academia in Brazil, with a view to developing further bi-directional research, product development and business relationships.

Synaptic Labs participation will take place remotely from the Malta seminar and will be the first such international participation in the history of the Brazil Congress.

The invitation to participate was initiated from Brazil by SCOPUS Technology (part of the Bradesco Bank Group), a leading IT company servicing all Brazil.

It is the result of outreach by Synaptic Labs and the ICT Gozo Malta project at international events, creating new international relationships and drawing international attention to Malta as a source of exciting ICT innovation.

The Brazil congress will be streamed live onto the internet with translation into English.

In the panel called “Securing Legitimate Access”, Mr Gittins will participate from Malta along with several prominent Brazilian information security leaders from government, industry and academia.

The Malta seminar will start promptly at 6pm on Wednesday, with the live bi-directional linkage to the Brazil congress starting at 6.30pm.

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