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David Kelleher

Apr 22, 2024

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David Kelleher

Apr 22, 2024

BMIT’s The Cybersecurity Imperative conference

BMIT is thrilled to announce the second edition of its flagship conference, The Cybersecurity Imperative, to be held on 14 May 2024 at the Hyatt Regency, St Julian’s.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Building resiliency today for a secure tomorrow’.

This year’s theme

In an ideal world, every organisation would have a robust security posture, good governance and risk management policies and processes, and detailed plans for disaster recovery and business continuity.

In an ideal world!

Building a resilient business is very much the flavour of the moment, particularly in the financial services industry, thanks to the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act, or DORA.

While resiliency building is partially driven by regulation, there is a lot more to building a resilient business, and cybersecurity plays a very big role.


We have a great line-up of local and foreign experts, each bringing years of expertise in governance, law, security, and emforcement.

  • Brian Wagner, our keynote speaker, CTO of Revenir and formerly Head of Compliance EMEA at AWS, will talk about the challenges facing organisations as they strive to be resilience and why they have no choice but to comply.
  • Inspector Clive Brimmer from the Malta Police will be exploring the statistics and grim reality of fraud and cybercrime in Malta.
  • Christian Bajada, head of information security at BMIT, will talk about the role of cybersecurity in resiliency building and how compliance is built on a strong understand of technology.
  • Prof. Dr Andre Xuereb, from Merqury Ltd, will dive into the complex world of cryptography and how quantum computing will play a very important role in security systems and communications in future – for businesses and nation states.
  • Dione Vella, BMIT’s Chief Digital and Compliance Officer, will talk about the growing role of employees in building resiliency, and why education and training should be tailored and ongoing.
  • Dr Ian Gauci, from GTG Advocates, will explain why regulation is beneficial for country- and EU-wide harmonisation. He will answer the question is regulation a necessary evil?

Who Should Attend?

This conference is tailored for:

  • Business executives: Those who recognise that cybersecurity is an integral part of business success.
  • Tech decision-makers: IT professionals and CTOs who play a crucial role in safeguarding their organisation’s digital assets.
  • Industry leaders: Those who want to stay ahead of the curve and lead by example in cybersecurity practices.
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