Cyber

SECaaS

SECaaS – the answer to escalating cyberthreats

Giuseppe Brizio, EMEA CISO, at Qualys discusses SECaaS, the answer to escalating cyberthreats, growing IT complexity, and skills gaps. While regional IT chiefs face mounting pressure on issues like application performance and customer experience, they must also contend with an escalation in threats from those who are simply looking to steal, damage, disrupt, or embarrass. …

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intelligence

Why threat intelligence plays a vital role in modern cybersecurity strategies

Emad Fahmy, Systems Engineering Manager, Middle East, NETSCOUT, explains how threat intelligence helps enterprises defend against today’s sophisticated cyber-attacks. Cyberattacks and data breaches continue to escalate, reaching record levels. In fact, Forbes reports that the number of data breaches in 2021 has already exceeded 2020. Forbes cites a study claiming that the 1,111 data breaches …

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ransomware

93% of UAE businesses concerned about a ransomware attack

Research highlights disconnect between perceived threat and preparedness that results in longer incident response cycles and increased revenue losses Cybereason published a global study of 1,200+ security professionals at organisations that have previously suffered a successful ransomware attack on a holiday or weekend. The study highlights the disconnect between organisational risk and preparedness. The report, …

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UAE

Holiday season poses security concerns for UAE organisations

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye released Cybercrime in a Pandemic World: The Impact of COVID-19 research, revealing the imminent need for organisations in the UAE, and across the globe, to prioritise and strengthen their cybersecurity architecture. The findings indicate that during the pandemic, 87% of UAE organisations experienced increased cyber threats, with 83% experiencing downtime due …

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BeyondTrust releases cybersecurity predictions for 2022

BeyondTrust has released its annual forecast of cybersecurity trends emerging for the New Year and beyond. These projections, authored by BeyondTrust experts Morey J. Haber, Chief Security Officer, Brian Chappell, Chief Security Strategist EMEA/APAC, and James Maude, Lead Cyber Security Researcher, are based on shifts in technology, threat actor habits, culture, and decades of combined …

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YesWeHack appoints Rabih Achkar to lead regional expansion

YesWeHack announced the appointment of Regional Director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, Rabih Achkar, to spearhead the company’s expansion in the region. Achkar will be instrumental in supporting and advising organisations of all sizes and sectors on how they can successfully adopt a bug bounty model, and the importance of a complementary Vulnerability …

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Cohesity goes beyond zero trust with new SaaS solutions

To help customers address the latest threats, Cohesity unveiled the following SaaS offerings — which will be housed under the company’s Data Management as a Service portfolio of Cohesity-managed solutions: Cohesity DataGovern: a data security and governance service that uses AI/ML to automate the discovery of sensitive data, and detect anomalous access and usage patterns …

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GRIMM Private Vulnerability Disclosure Program

GRIMM, a cybersecurity organisation led by industry experts, announced they performed dedicated vulnerability research into Nagios and discovered a number of vulnerabilities that would enable attackers to gain Remote Code Execution (RCE) as root on Nagios management servers, which provides great potential for later lateral movement. This research stems from GRIMM’s Private Vulnerability Disclosure (PVD) …

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Into the Cloud: Vibin Shaju

Vibin Shaju, General Manager at UAE, McAfee Enterprise  What does ‘security’ mean to you?  Protecting millions of families, including mine, from online threats is the epitome of security to me. It’s scary if we think about the number of connected devices in our homes and places of work — whether protecting enterprises or critical infrastructure of a nation, security ultimately touches each one of us, in one way or another.  What made …

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Google Cloud and Cybereason join forces to drive XDR Innovation

Cybereason and Google Cloud announced a joint collaboration between the two companies to create and bring to market unprecedented Extended Detection and Response (XDR) across endpoints, networks, cloud and workspaces at record-setting speed. Cybereason delivers the most comprehensive protection available on the market today, analysing more than 23 trillion security-related events per week — five …

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