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Emerging Security Vulnerabilities and the Impact to Business


Emerging Security Vulnerabilities and the Impact to BusinessFaculty of Computer Sciences at IBA hosted a tech talk by Mr. Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Security Program Manager, Google Inc. This tech talk was organized by Google Developer Groups Karachi in collaboration with P@SHA and FCS-IBA on the 15th of April 2013. It was a very interactive session and there was incredible participation with a surprising number of correct answers from a mix of students and professionals.

The main idea around which the talk revolved was that many organizations in Pakistan and abroad leverage the strength of the Internet to build services for users around the world, and with varying technical expertise, the common question is about what it takes to keep these users secure. These users rely on networks with varying degrees of trustworthiness, from the coffee shop wireless to a corporate network or the mobile Internet. And importantly, what do these users perceive as being secure.

More than 50 corporates positioned in esteemed organizations and banks registered for the Tech Talk including Alfalah Bank, Faisal Bank, UBL, KASB, Deloitte, TradeKey, ICAP, Engro, Ernest and Young, ORIX, and ISACA.

Emerging Security Vulnerabilities and the Impact to BusinessStudents from various universities including IBA, FAST-NU, University of Karachi, Sir Syed University, NED, Jinnah University for Women and NUST were present. The students gave great feedback and have requested to arrange more sessions of such scope.

The event started with Dr. Zaheeruddin Asif, Program Direction of FCS-IBA welcoming the guests and students and introducing Mr Maarten up on stage. Lots of questions were answered during the two hours that followed. After the talk, Mr. Badar Khushnood, the Country Consultant of Google-Pakistan appreciated the efforts of the organizing team in making this event successful.

Students and guests were served with refreshments while the guests involved Mr. Maarten with more focused discussions.