The Benefit Company , the Kingdom’s pioneering Fintech and electronic financial transactions service, has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of the historic Arab International Cybersecurity Summit (AICS) which will take place from December 6-8 at Exhibition World in Sakhir.

The event will be held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Being Bahrain’s leading innovator for financial services and the country’s premier electronic payment infrastructure, cybersecurity is of critical importance to Benefit to ensure that customers have the utmost trust in the company to protect their financial interests.

Sponsoring AICS reinforces Benefit’s commitment to cybersecurity and continuing to invest in the latest digital technologies to safeguard payments.

AICS will have the highest level of engagement from cybersecurity institutions in the region with participation from government, industry and business verticals including BFSI, oil and gas, energy, utilities, IT and telecom, manufacturing, education and more.

More than 75 speakers, including senior international cybersecurity decision makers, thought leaders, influencers and solution providers, will converge from around the world to discuss challenges, custom solutions and strategies to shape the future of cybersecurity.

The forum is expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors, who will engage with the cybersecurity community through keynote speeches, insightful presentations, networking opportunities and panel discussions to address the latest cyber risks.

Platinum Sponsorship underlines Benefit’s commitment to cybersecurity and its ongoing mission to put Bahrain on the global Fintech map.

Abdulwahed AlJanahi, Chief Executive, BENEFIT commented on the partnership ‘

“We are pleased to support large-scale events such as The Arab International Cybersecurity Summit which aims to address pressing cyber security issues, while highlighting key learnings and frameworks for large, small and medium businesses to implement. Cybersecurity is not just a tick-in-the box anymore, but an essential component to protect the businesses and the broader public from cyber threats.”

“This is inline with BENEFIT’s mandate to strengthen the Kingdom’s efforts when it comes to providing industry-leading solutions to prepare businesses for the ever changing digital era that comes with several risks. Furthermore, we do our part to be part of a collective effort that can enable communities to take a step forward towards safe and secure experiences.”

Bahrain has put in place the national cybersecurity strategy in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to achieve cybersecurity goals.

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