Information Security Focus of Discussion at BBBF’s ICT Special Interest Group Meeting
Manama, Bahrain – 26 November, 2019: The Information Communications & Technology (ICT) Special Interest Group of the British Bahrain Business Forum (BBBF) in collaboration with Sysprove Consulting and David Lynas Consulting hosted a meeting for ICT professionals yesterday at the Capital Club. The presentation provided insights on how to transform a traditional information security function to meet the needs of the modern enterprise, and how information security governance and enterprise security architecture can lead the transformation of information security to deliver demonstrable value to businesses.
The meeting was opened by Ravi Jayasundera, Head of the BBBF ICT Special Interest Group and CEO of Sysprove Consulting. He emphasised the need for information security initiatives to be aligned with business objectives.
The keynote presentation was delivered by John Czaplewski who is a senior SABSA® Consultant and trainer, a Director at David Lynas Consulting, a UK based enterprise security architecture consultancy, and a trustee of the SASBSA Institute, the UK based Community of Interest non-profit organization that governs and develops the SABSA Framework and Methodology.
In his address, Mr Czaplewski discussed why business requirements should drive information security and how information security governance provides the means of effectively managing risk. He also shed light on how enterprise security architecture can assure the delivery of the right security in the right place at the right time for the right cost; and how organisations can transform their information security program from cost centres into centres of excellence that enable the enterprise to pursue its goals and objectives.
Mr Czaplewski said: “Information security has become vital for all organisations, both governmental and private. Most organisations focus on information security from a technical perspective, but an enterprise security architecture approach can transform the information security program into a centre of excellent that is business-driven and strategy-aligned”.