December 4th, 2017
Abdo Chalhoub, guest speaker in a 3-day Cyber Security Workshop

IT security is a vital component of the banking safety elements. The issue has become a major concern for those interested in the safety of banking operations as a result of the tremendous development of modern electronic technologies and inventions associated with them. 

Organized by the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) in collaboration with the Central Bank of Syria, the 3-day Workshop on Cyber Security took place on 26-28 November at Sheraton Hotel, Damascus.
Addressing information security challenges in banks and financial institutions, the workshop highlighted the importance of risk that may result from security incidents or electronic hacking and computer crime. It discussed as well the recent cyber threats against the banking industry and the different techniques used by hackers; how to create and conduct preventive security measures in order to protect information technology, and the defense and deterrence means against cyber-attacks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the institution’s operations.

With more than 30 years’ experience in IT, Abdo Chalhoub, the EVP Information & Communication Technologies at Path Solutions - who is no stranger to ICT and had broad roles encompassing senior managerial positions in leading companies in the region and US, and who possesses advanced and proven skills in IT Governance and Management, Information Security Management, Information System Auditing, in addition to Project Management, complemented with professional certificates in these fields namely CGEIT and COBIT 5 Accredited Trainer, CISM, CISA, PMP and PRINCE2 - was invited as a guest speaker to the workshop to share his security related knowledge with the participants, and to talk about the IT management and governance standards, frameworks and best practices which were covered in depth including ISO 27001 implementations, hinders and challenges.

This intensive workshop was attended by senior IT managers and technical professionals in Information Security, Auditing / IT Auditing and IT Operations from more than 15 leading banks in Syria, and was a great learning experience for all. 



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