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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“ENCRYPTION IS NON-NEGOTIABLE”: KAPALYA
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ROADMAP TO CLOUD SUCCESS
AS THE CLOUD CONTINUES TO GROW AT A RAPID AND UNMITIGATED PACE, IT AND BUSINESS LEADERS NEED TO ENSURE THAT KEY PEOPLE WITHIN THEIR ORGRANISATION ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE SKILLS TO EFFECTIVELY AND SECURELY LEVERAGE THE BENEFITS. SANS INSTITUTE FELLOW INSTRUCTOR FRANK KIM DISCUSSES HOW THE COMPANY’S LATEST CURRICULUM CAN ENABLE ENTERPRISES TO FUTURE-PROOF THEIR CLOUD STRATEGIES.
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD: FUTURE-PROOFING SECOPS
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DAN KLIMKE, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, NETALLY, ON HOW THE COMPANY IS PROVIDING TOOLS TO SIMPLIFY NETWORK TESTING AND DELIVER INCREASED VISIBILITY ACROSS WIRED AND WIRELESS NETWORKS.
NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL
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RANSOMWARE: WHAT IS YOUR DATA WORTH?
MARK NUTT, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EMEA, VERITAS TECHNOLOGIES, WEIGHS IN ON THE AGE-OLD IT SECURITY QUESTION – SHOULD YOU OR SHOULD YOU NOT PAY RANSOMWARE?
ESET: READY TO MAKE WAVES AT GITEX 2020
COMPANY TO SHOWCASE RECENTLY LAUNCHED PRODUCTS AT EVENT, SAYS DEMES STROUTHOS – GENERAL MANAGER, ESET MIDDLE EAST.
HOW CLOUD COMPUTING WILL ACCELERATE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN A POST-EPIDEMIC ERA
LI SHI, PRESIDENT OF CLOUD AND AI BUSINESS GROUP, HUAWEI MIDDLE EAST, DISCUSSES HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS CLOUD COMPUTING AND AI WILL ENABLE ENTERPRISES TO SUCCEED IN A POST-EPIDEMIC ERA.
DEFENDING THE HYBRID LANDSCAPE
BEN CARR, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER, QUALYS, DISCUSSES WHY ENTERPRISES NEED TO UPDATE THEIR CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES TO PROTECT THE NEW HYBRID WORKPLACE.
CYBERSECURITY 2021: THE NEW YEAR WILL BRING NEW CHALLENGES
WITH ATTACKS ON THE RISE AND A LARGER-THAN-LIFE SURFACE TO DEFEND, SECURITY TEAMS WILL NEED A NEW MINDSET IN ORDER TO KEEP THEIR SYSTEMS, DATA AND PEOPLE SAFE, SAYS CITRIX’S CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER FERMIN SERNA.
Here, There, and Everywhere
Distributed cloud computing is bringing the cloud closer to all of us
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