THE RIGHT PLAYBOOK TO FIGHT AGAINST RANSOMWARE
Security Advisor Middle East|November 2020
MICHEL NADER, SR. DIRECTOR – DATA PROTECTION SOLUTIONS – MERAT, DELL TECHNOLOGIES, HIGHLIGHTS WHY IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR ORGANISATIONS IN BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO INVEST IN COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY APPROACH.
MICHEL NADER

Ransomware can plague operations and hamper everything from public safety to transportation and waste management. As the GCC is embracing the rapid pace of digitisation and diversifying its economy by shifting towards digital and investing in the latest technologies, cybersecurity becomes paramount. According to a recent forecast by Gartner, MENA enterprise information security and risk management spending will total $1.7 billion in 2020, an increase of 10.7% from 2019.

An investment in the right technology and careful execution of cyber procedures will immediately transform the security posture of local governments and organisations. While it may not be known when a threat will come, these steps can help mitigate the effects of a breach:

Develop a cyber playbook

Like agencies that have preparedness plans to protect and respond to natural disasters, cybersecurity teams also need to plan in advance for cyber incidents, including the development of playbooks with varying scenarios.

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