Infosecurity World Exhibition & Conference 2012 (ISWec 2012), the information security trade show and conference, took place at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) with Y.A.Bhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia as she officiated the two-day exhibition and conference. The event is targeted towards regional audience of vendors, distributors, system integrators, resellers, C-level executives and members of corporate IT department.
During Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor’s speech, she wished for the younger generation to be made aware of the potential repercussions of unsecured information and be taught how to better secure private and confidential information. There, she highlighted that the assumption of saved data being safe could no longer be used because those who use social networking service like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, BlackBerry and Google Messenger faced privacy issues.
She added that children as young as six or seven posted all sorts of photographs and personal information on Facebook with the innocence of making friends, however, such information can be used by predators to “horrifying ends”.
After the event is officially launched, visitors get to tour from booth to booth featuring businesses from Symantec Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd, Acronis Asia Pte Ltd and GMO GlobalSign Pte Ltd. Other highlights from the event include data storage showcase, cloud computing showcase and software development showcase.
During the event, there were also conference sessions featuring keynote speakers allowing a platform to exchange ideas and interact with leading players in the infosecurity arena while having panel-discussions and exciting networking sessions.
The first two sessions, which touched information security, of the conference featured Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation who present the keynote address of ISWec 2012 while Phillip Victor, Director Centre for Policy and International Cooperation talked about ITU-IMPACT role in bringing together all stakeholders in the fight against cyber threats.
The next two sessions were about security in cloud computing with David Sykes, Director of Corssbeam Systems South East Asia and Pacific who asked the question whether users are ready for cloud or not. After that is Azril Azam, Team Lead, Global Response Centre IMPACT, who talked about how secure it is to use cloud and its overall security.
The final two sessions featured information security awareness with Paul Pang, Technical director of Splunk Inc Asia Pacific and Japan who discussed the security analytics in cloud and the security trends. Later, Mike Usher, Director of Information Risk Asia Prudential Services Asia Malaysia talked about the challenges with upholding security.