StarLink Explains the Need for Security Intelligence at a Successful (ISC)² Kuwait Chapter Event

Addressing the Current Threat Landscape is Key to Senior IT Security Decision Makers in Kuwait

Kuwait City, KUWAIT – May 15th, 2013 – StarLink, the leading IT security-specialized Value-Added-Distributor in the Middle East was selected to present at the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² Kuwait Chapter event hosted on April 18th. The event was hosted at the Holiday Inn, Downtown Kuwait and attracted 45 IT Security decision-makers in Kuwait.

Tamer Gamali, President of the (ISC)2 Kuwait Chapter and CISO at National Bank of Kuwait, commented after the event was over, "(ISC)2 Kuwait, is a local Chapter, affiliated to the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc [ISC2], USA, the leading non-profit organization for information security professionals in the world. The Kuwait Chapter is the first established Chapter within the Middle-East region and was established in September 2012. Since then we have conducted several events to benefit the security professionals in Kuwait. The Local Chapter has developed a chapter program to provide its members an opportunity to build a local network of their peers to share knowledge, collaborate on projects and to create new to ways to earn CPE credits. The members of this Chapter hail from security communities and represent different industry segments such as Banks, Public Sectors, Private Companies, etc. and the membership is continually growing. We typically only invite vendors to present at our events, but StarLink is known as a trusted security advisor in the region, and we were very pleased with the quality and delivery of their presentation."

"Kuber Saraswat, Director - Security Research & Consulting at StarLink, who delivered the presentation, said, “The ISC2 event in Kuwait was a key step in strengthening the foundations of the Information Security Practitioners in the region. It was brilliantly organized by the local chapter committee from selection of contemporary topics for discussion to the strong attendance by chapter members and active participation. The presentation by StarLink on the subject of Security Intelligence in Business struck a common chord with the practitioners in the room. It was supported by healthy participation of the audience on the increasing difficulties to apply the traditional perimeter defenses to protect everyday business operations in terms of Confidentiality, integrity & Availability of the data. The consensus was towards Security Intelligence enabled through technologies like Security Information and Event Management(SIEM) being the need of the hour, which has to be woven into the business fabric for preventing, detecting and addressing Security issues as they are identified."

About StarLink

StarLink, headquartered in Dubai, is the leading IT compliance driven solutions provider and was founded in 2005. StarLink is recognized as a "Trusted Security Advisor" and market leader in automating the entire IT compliance auditing process to help customers in the Middle East region reduce IT Risk, with a focus on enterprises in the Financial, Telco and Government sectors. StarLink works with organizations to achieve and sustain compliance and optimally manage risks through full policy, procedure and controls lifecycle management. StarLink's solution offerings are now installed in more than 200 data centers in the Middle East, including 100 of the top regional banks and 15 of the regional's top Telcos. The company's customers trust StarLink to secure their critical enterprise data and safeguard access to sensitive data in the most demanding datacenter environments in the region by monitoring, security and auditing privileged user access to provide 100% visibility on all activities.