Malta Chamber of SMEs Conference – Acknowledging | Adapting | Looking ahead

Malta Chamber of SMEs Conference – Acknowledging | Adapting | Looking ahead


Held both at Villa Arrigo and virtually, The Malta Chamber of SMEs in collaboration with Business 1st delivered an interesting conference titled: Acknowledging | Adapting | Looking ahead.

As part of the SME week Malta 2020, the half day-long hybrid event covered an array of topics related to companies’ challenges, survival tactics, repositioning, and diversification strategies in these turbulent COVID-19 times.  These are some of the topics covered by panel discussions:-

  • HOW ARE WE RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF BUSINESSES?
  • TAKING AN ACTIVE ROLE IN FIGHTING THE IMPACT OF COVID
  • HOW ESSENTIAL ENTITIES HAVE CHANGED AND WHAT IS THEIR OUTLOOK
  • ADDRESSING THE DIGITAL NEEDS OF BUSINESSES


Our very own Keith A. Fitzpatrick international director of operations and training, contributed in the panel discussion about ‘Addressing the digital needs of business’ panel. The salient points in the latter panel discussion included the constant shift of traditional trade onto online, the increased roll-out of ecommerce platforms, the upward trend of cyber attacks and the more sophisticated threats, together with the recommended best practices of being proactive vis-a-vis cyber security rather than risking losing your data and ending out of business.  

The event had attendees from the local business community, governmental entities and medical professionals.

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    Francesco Mifsud
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    I live and breathe cyber security and everything else in the discipline. With around a decade of experience in the industry I have had the opportunity to develop skills in penetration testing, cloud security, reverse engineering & exploit development, application security engineering, management and organisation-wide cyber security strategy. I hold a well-rounded set of security certifications such as OSCP, eWPTX and CISSP and have delivered training & workshops at some of the most prestigious hacking conferences such as DEF CON, BRU CON, BSides London and BSides Manchester.