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GISEC 2022: Tenable to Discuss the Ever-Evolving Security Threat Landscape

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Maher Jadallah, the Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Tenable, says discovering and prioritising vulnerabilities in a cloud environment is only half the battle

Are you participating in GISEC 2022?
Yes, we will be exhibiting at the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC), taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center from 21 – 23 March 2022. Our stand is B45.

What is your theme of participation at the event?
Cloud adoption has exploded, particularly to accommodate a hybrid workforce. However, discovering and prioritising vulnerabilities in a cloud environment is only half the battle. Organisations need to shift left with cloud security to find and remediate vulnerabilities before they reach production.

When we look at how attacks play out, in the vast majority of cases, bad actors typically go after the low hanging fruit in networks — known but unpatched vulnerabilities. Having exploited a vulnerability to gain a toe-hold into the organisation, attackers will pivot focus to Active Directory and the identity infrastructure to escalate privileges and move laterally, with an aim to target further vulnerabilities, install malware and exfiltrate data.

At GISEC, our focus will be helping organisations understand these security risks to their business.

What is the general agenda / planned list of activities at the event?
Tenable’s senior leaders and cybersecurity experts will be available to meet and discuss the current cyber threat landscape, including the common Active Directory misconfigurations organisations need to address to reduce their risk, with demonstrations of Tenable’s security solutions.

In addition, Bernard Montel – Tenable’s Technical Director and Security Strategist, will be presenting a session discussing how ransomware attacks against critical infrastructures, and in particular in the healthcare sector, are on the rise. He will cover how to identify attack paths targeting Active Directory, by focusing, as an example, on the Healthcare sector among the Critical Infrastructures. We will also understand how to insert Active Directory monitoring and protection into a global Risk Based Vulnerability Management program.

What according to you are the challenges faced by CISOs and Cybersecurity experts today?
Successful cyber breaches typically start by exploiting a known vulnerability followed by attacks on Active Directory to escalate privileges, move laterally, install malware and exfiltrate data affecting IT systems and operational technology.

Unfortunately, most organisations struggle with Active Directory security due to misconfigurations piling up as domains increase in complexity, leaving security teams unable to find and fix flaws before they become business-impacting issues.

Will you be running any offline/online engagements alongside the event?
Over the three days we will be running a number of educational sessions from the booth, including a full overview of our platform. Tenable’s powerful combination of risk-based vulnerability management and Active Directory security solutions help prevent threat actors from getting a toe-hold in the corporate environment, stopping attacks before they can begin.

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