Cisco to ad­dress col­lab­o­ra­tion and cy­ber se­cu­rity at EGOV4

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Cisco an­nounced yes­ter­day their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 4th E-Govern­ment Fo­rum (EGOV4) in Kuwait, to be held from Novem­ber 27 - 29, 2016 at Court­yard Mar­riott ho­tel. The Fo­rum, un­der the pa­tron­age of His High­ness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, the Prime Min­is­ter of the State of Kuwait, will help at­ten­dees from var­i­ous govern­ment agen­cies in Kuwait gain the nec­es­sary knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing of the tech­ni­cal, busi­ness pro­cesses, and hu­man re­sources con­sid­er­a­tions of de­vel­op­ing ef­fi­cient eSer­vices.

Cisco will use this plat­form to show­case why it’s im­por­tant that or­ga­ni­za­tions stop think­ing about se­cu­rity as a de­fense-cen­tric ap­proach that is sold by fear, un­cer­tainty, and doubt but rather start think­ing of it as an en­abler that sup­ports in­no­va­tion and helps the busi­ness go for­ward. Ziad Salameh, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and Gen­eral Man­ager - West Re­gion, Cisco Mid­dle East will de­liver a key­note on’ Govern­ment ESer­vices - the Jour­ney to Suc­cess’ at the event. In ad­di­tion, Zak So­lu­tions, a leader in e-learn­ing projects and a strate­gic ad­vi­sor to the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor in Kuwait, will join Cisco to show­case how schools and univer­si­ties are us­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion tech­nol­ogy to im­prove teach­ing and learn­ing.

Gov­ern­ments around the world are im­ple­ment­ing strate­gies to tran­si­tion to se­cure cloud com­put­ing. These ini­tia­tives help govern­ment min­istries and agen­cies meet mis­sion re­quire­ments and solve the prob­lem of tight bud­gets with cost-ef­fec­tive ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Equally im­por­tant, they help gov­ern­ments de­liver se­cure, shared ser­vices for mo­bile work­ers and cit­i­zens. Cisco es­ti­mates that cy­ber se­cu­rity will drive $7.6 tril­lion of dig­i­tal value over the next decade. More than three-quar­ters of this amount $5.8 tril­lion - will re­sult from cy­ber se­cu­rity’s en­able­ment of dig­i­tal use cases that in­sti­gate in­no­va­tion and growth. As much as dig­i­ti­za­tion and the In­ter­net of Things (IoT) pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties to busi­nesses, con­sumers and cit­i­zens, they also cre­ate greater op­por­tu­ni­ties for at­tack­ers as mod­ern net­works and their com­po­nents con­stantly evolve and spawn new at­tack vec­tors.

“Govern­ment agen­cies need as­sur­ance of a se­cure, re­li­able cloud com­put­ing strat­egy to man­age their user and cit­i­zen in­for­ma­tion be­fore they can com­mit to change. The net­work is the fab­ric that links clouds and all their com­po­nents trans­par­ently and se­curely. Cisco ad­dresses govern­ment’s un­cer­tainty in cloud com­put­ing by fo­cus­ing on more than just se­cu­rity. Our as­sur­ance of in­tegrity, to­gether with our ex­ten­sive suite of of­fer­ings, will help gov­ern­ments meet their crit­i­cal im­per­a­tives and make the tran­si­tion to the cloud with con­fi­dence,” said Ziad Salameh, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and Gen­eral Man­ager - West Re­gion, Cisco Mid­dle East.

In ad­di­tion to demon­strat­ing how an in­te­grated threat de­fense ar­chi­tec­ture can help or­ga­ni­za­tions see 100% of their ex­tended net­works and de­fend it faster, Cisco along with Zak So­lu­tions will share how to­gether they are mak­ing ed­u­ca­tion more ac­ces­si­ble and flex­i­ble in Kuwait via Cisco’s Col­lab­o­ra­tion for Smart Class­rooms which pro­vides un­lim­ited ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tional re­sources, re­gard­less of lo­ca­tion or de­vice. Ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions are look­ing for ways to in­crease stu­dent ac­cess while evolv­ing the learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and tech­nol­ogy of­fers new op­por­tu­ni­ties to trans­form the ed­u­ca­tion land­scape, mak­ing it eas­ier for ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions to reimag­ine learn­ing.

“With dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion, stu­dents can learn more and fac­ulty can re­search in new ways, in new places, with new connections to re­sources around the world,” said Samer Al-Lah­ham, Gen­eral Man­ager, Cisco Kuwait. “Cisco is lead­ing this trans­for­ma­tion with vi­sion­ary so­lu­tions that en­able stu­dents to learn with­out lim­its. Col­lab­o­ra­tion is at the core of good teach­ing, learn­ing, and re­search. It is also how in­no­va­tion oc­curs, which should al­ways be the fo­cus of a good ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tion and that is what’s needed in the 21st cen­tury.”

Ziad Salameh, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor West Re­gion, Cisco Mid­dle East.

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