Rising security vulnerabilities, against the backdrop of recently intensified attacks, put the spotlight on national legislation and IaaS at DCD Turkey conference in December in Istanbul
Industry 4.0, M2M, Big Data, ecommerce and cloud are all driving the need for local data center deployment in the region. With a thriving economy, high internet penetration rates and the uptake of cloud technologies, Turkey is set to become a global tech and connectivity hub – as will be explored at the DCD Turkey event on 6 December at the Hilton Bomonti in Istanbul.
Cloud services are one of the most popular technologies both in Turkey and worldwide, however they carry major risks with regards to protection of personal data and information security because of their content and service infrastructure. Regional cloud service consumption is especially taking off within the SME sector, while big corporations are embracing the hybrid approach.
“The hybrid cloud unlocks a great potential for businesses, however the growing concerns about cloud storage, privacy, scalability, latency and security are complex issues the region needs to tackle in order for the domestic IT services sector to thrive”, says Emre Kunt, SVP of IT Infrastructure at Turkish Airlines who is set to speak at the event this December.
“Protection of data flow and data traffic between the cyber systems against outsider attacks, storage of data, and taking measures for information and IT security should all be evaluated as prior requirements by IT leaders”, adds Kunt.
Turkey’s new data protection law affects everyone – what will it mean for data centers?
With the roll-out of Turkey’s new data protection legislation this year, aimed at addressing some of these challenges, the event will tackle how these new legislations will impact the home-grown cloud and data center community. “The new legislation draws similarities to the EU data protection laws, it is important for businesses to consider the complex legal problems arising from cloud technology and its infrastructure”, says Sinem Cantürk, Partner and Head of Information Risk Management Practice at KPMG who will be sharing his insight at the event.
The event is set to bring together IT leaders from leading regional enterprises such as Halkbank, TUBITAK, Sinpaş GYO, Nobel Pharmaceuticals, IGA Airports Construction as well as public sector bodies from the Turkish National Police, Ministry of Development, KOP Regional Development Administration and many more.
“DCD Turkey will once again unite the region’s leading senior IT infrastructure professionals to open up about the big discussions around cybersecurity, helping organisations plan and execute an integrated cybersecurity approach in their cloud and data center strategy, enabling them to benefit from a digital platform, underpinned by a secure IT infrastructure”, says George Rockett, CEO & Co-Founder of DatacenterDynamics.
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