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Mr. Dinuka Perera, DGM - IT & Operations of LankaClear; Mr. Channa de Silva, GM/CEO of LankaClear; Mr. Boshan Dayaratne, Group Director/CEO of CICRA; and Mr. Duleep Liyanage, Manager - IT Security Solutions of LankaClear

For the third consecutive year, LankaPay – Sri Lanka’s National Payment Network – has partnered with Sri Lanka’s premier annual Cyber Security Summit 2017 edition as the Official Payment Network.
The summit on 27th and 28th September at Cinnamon Grand consists of three key events: Cyber Security Day Conference and Hangout with Hackers (Night Hack) – an innovative and informative evening on 27th, and the CEOs’ Forum on Cyber Security on 28th.
The summit is co-organised by CICRA – Sri Lanka’s pioneering cyber security training and consultancy organization – and Daily FT, country’s only business and finance newspaper.
Speaking on the importance of LankaPay being present at the Cyber Security Summit, LankaClear General Manager/CEO Channa de Silva said “We are delighted to be associated with the 5th Cyber Security Summit jointly organized by Daily FT and CICRA Institute for the third consecutive year as the “Official Payment Network”. Organizations across the world, especially those in the financial sector, have become vulnerable in the face of rising security incidents, which are not only growing in numbers but also in terms of complexity. Hence, LankaClear, the operator of the National Payment Network LankaPay, considers ensuring security across our entire network to be the highest priority among all our operations. Therefore, it is pertinent and absolutely critical to raise awareness on cyber security, propelling the Sri Lankan organizations to be vigilant of the emerging cyber security threats.
As Sri Lanka’s National Payment Network, we consider security to be fundamental to our operations and we have thrived to be on par with the latest international information security standards. Becoming the first and the only Sri Lankan entity to be awarded the coveted PCI-DSS ver 3.2 certification which is the highest international security standards for payment card industry signifies our commitment to our brand promise of being Sri Lanka’s Trusted Payment Network. It is in this light that we find great synergy in partnering the Cyber Security Summit” he added.
Meanwhile, CICRA Group Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said that the co-organisers are delighted to have LankaPay – The National Payment Network – as a partner of the summit for the third consecutive year.
“This year’s summit will be a bigger and better experience with number of international and local addressing the gathering. The highlight of the event would be the two founder members of world’s toughest hacking groups – LulzSec and Anonymous. They had been convicted and are now engaged in ethical hacking,” Mr. Dayaratne said.
“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 organizations 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 can be accessed online at:

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