Posted on November 15, 2018

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced its sponsorship of the 5th Information Security Conference for the Financial Sector (ISFS). The conference, held under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, is organized by the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and will take place between the18th and 19th of November 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.

This year, the conference isthemed under the title “Securing Digital Assets” and will focus on information security in Qatar, infrastructure improvements and solutions for all vital sectors related to information security. The conference will be attended by key decision makers from the financial sector and leading local and international information security professionals and researchers.

QIB’s sponsorship of the conference signifies its continuous commitment to support the Qatari economy, empowering the country’s financial sector and the development of a strong digital marketplace and information security field. Information security is always an essential priority of QIB, demonstrated also through the Bank’s mostrecent investments in technological initiatives including the innovative QIB Mobile App and the introduction of the online Wage Protection System in order to provide customers with a fast, convenient and hassle-free secured banking experience.

“One of the key components of Qatar National Vision 2030 is creating an efficient and secure financial sector. For a number of years,the ISFS conference has been addressing significant information security issues and solutions within the financial industry. It has been driving the conversation towards the right directionwhich is also reflected in the tangible actions taken by the different entities in the financial sector in Qatar” said Bassel Gamal, Group CEO of QIB.

“We look forward to supporting and participating inthis year’s conference through interactionwith governmental bodies, information security specialists, academics and fellow bankers. The conference is truly a knowledge sharing forum addressing the current challenges and enhancements in the fast-evolving information security sector which impacts economies all around the world.” Bassel added.