Oman Hosts E-security Roadshow
Internet Security Systems Middle East (ISS ME), a subsidiary of Internet Security Systems (ISS) headquartered in the US, will lead the e-security road show, 'Electronic Security in the e-Age', taking place Saturday at the Muscat Intercontinental Hotel.
Moustapha Sarhank, president of ISS ME was quoted by Oman Observer as saying "security is not a technology problem. On the contrary, it is today a vital business basic that is still being ignored by many businesses."
"ISS Middle East's key role in making this first e-security road show possible is to highlight the fact that securing a business is a vital ingredient to its overall strategic market success. Correspondingly, failing to secure it is a recipe for business disaster."
According to the paper, the e-security road show taking place in Oman Saturday, will go to Qatar April 2nd, Kuwait April 4th and Bahrain April 7th.
“Oman has been witnessing a major information technology reshape in all aspects of governmental and commercial sectors.
Organizations in Oman are starting to demand more sophisticated security solutions and professional services to protect their mission critical systems and applications”, Sarhank added.
This conference will give businessmen the opportunity to find out about the core issues they need to address and the solutions that are already available to Middle East organizations," the daily said.
Internet Security Systems is the leading global provider of security management solutions for the Internet, protecting digital assets and ensuring safe and uninterrupted e-business.
According to US research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide market for information security services in 1999 was $5.5 billion worldwide and this figure is expected to grow to $17.2 billion worldwide by 2004. It is expected that the security business will reach $100 million in value in the Middle East by the year 2004 – Albawaba.com
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