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GISEC 2022: Virsec to Show Off Deterministic Protection Platform and Virsec Security Platform



Rahil Ghaffar, the Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa at Virsec, says the company plans to continually invest in the region to further strengthen its progress

Are you participating in GISEC 2022?
Yes, Virsec is looking forward to participating in GISEC 2022 this year.

What is your theme of participation at the event?
As one of the largest and most awaited cybersecurity conferences in the Arab region, we want to show our growth at GISEC 2022, and how our growth supports that of our customers. In this line, we will be showcasing our recently launched Deterministic Protection Platform (DPP).

DPP is the next evolution of our company’s flagship and award-winning Virsec Security Platform (VSP), the first solution that could eradicate threats to the software workload at runtime in real-time. DPP not only ensures better protection against all known and unknown threats to software workloads, but it also reduces threat actor dwell time from minutes to milliseconds, with true protection and runtime observability.

Another theme is awareness – we aim to provide our customers and partners with the knowledge of true runtime protection, and the need for it, allowing them to understand how DPP by Virsec makes security response obsolete by improving the protection that conventional, probabilistic solutions currently offer.

What is the general agenda / planned list of activities at the event?
Virsec is growing in the Middle Eastern market and plans to continually invest in the region to further strengthen our progress and provide the best-in-class cybersecurity to customers. With this in mind, our agenda for GISEC is ideally to interact and engage with more Channel Partners offering the value proposition and demonstrate how Virsec can strengthen and elevate their security offerings.

We also look forward to engaging with Top Level Executives, as well as clients and customers, sharing our thought leadership message around the need for deterministic protection at runtime to secure their software and critical infrastructure. We are also greatly anticipating our CEO, Dave Furneaux, and Bobby Gupta, Senior Vice President and MD of International Business, who will attend GISEC this year, where they will be interacting with key customers at the exhibition, as well as driving media engagements.

What according to you are the challenges faced by CISOs and Cybersecurity experts today?
We all have seen a huge surge of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks during the pandemic, and the rate at which they continue to occur is relentless and only seems to grow by the day. Challenges faced at this point are typically in need of a solution that not only protects the known negatives, but also unknown Zero-day attacks. Ultimately, solutions should be able to protect both known and unknown vulnerabilities from being exploited.

However, we must keep in mind that there are other associated factors that influence this, such as current solution(s) often resulting in false positives and the need for constant human intervention to detect and protect businesses. Human error is one of the major causes of breaches, especially considering the present day when stress levels are at an extreme high with too much information from too many sources.

To avoid and solve this, there needs to be a complete shift in the approach when dealing with such sophisticated attacks. We need a solution that does not only detect, but also automatically protect, and with extreme precision – without human intervention.

Will you be running any offline/online engagements alongside the event?
We aim to engage with customers, clients, and partners pre-and post event over networking sessions. Our senior management, experts, and executives will be available at stand D-55 to interact with visitors and professionals at the event, to discuss the evolving threat landscape, and demonstrate how Virsec’s solutions, namely DPP, can equip organizations with the skills required to overcome and prevent these cyberthreats from impacting their business.

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Cyber Security Speed Signs Partnership with ConnectWise to Expand into the Middle East



Cyber Security Speed, a leading global provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions, has announced its strategic expansion in the Middle East region and the establishment of pivotal partnerships with key players in the Gulf. This expansion is driven by the company’s commitment to fortifying businesses against evolving cyber threats and delivering cutting-edge OT/ICS Security capabilities.

As part of its global growth strategy, Cyber Security Speed is excited to establish a strong presence in the Middle East. The region’s rapidly evolving digital landscape presents both opportunities and challenges, making it imperative for businesses to adopt robust cybersecurity measures. Cyber Security Speed’s expansion in the Middle East marks a significant step in its mission to safeguard enterprises and critical infrastructures from sophisticated cyber-attacks.

Cyber Security Speed is proud to announce a strategic partnership with ConnectWise, a renowned provider of software solutions for technology service providers. This partnership will empower businesses in the Gulf to leverage the seamless integration of Cyber Security Speed’s state-of-the-art cybersecurity suite with ConnectWise’s platform. Through this integration, technology service providers can now offer enhanced security services to their clients, delivering a holistic cybersecurity approach with proactive threat prevention and real-time incident response capabilities.

Carlos Becerra, CEO of Cyber Security Speed, remarked oan the partnership, “Our collaboration with ConnectWise reinforces our dedication to providing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to businesses in the Gulf. Together, we can elevate the region’s cyber resilience and foster a secure digital environment for enterprises and end-users alike.”

With the increasing reliance on interconnected operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS), the vulnerability to cyber threats has amplified in critical sectors. Cyber Security Speed’s cutting-edge OT/ICS Security capabilities offer businesses advanced defence mechanisms, ensuring the continuous operation and protection of vital infrastructure against potential cyber intrusions.

Cyber Security Speed’s portfolio boasts APT Detection and Response capabilities, providing proactive identification and neutralization of advanced cyber threats. Complemented by a robust Incident Response team and a 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC), the company ensures swift and efficient incident management, enabling businesses to promptly mitigate security breaches and prevent extensive damages.

Building on its proven track record, Cyber Security Speed has cultivated strategic partnerships with both private sector entities and government institutions in the Gulf. These partnerships aim to create synergies between industry experts and cybersecurity specialists to address the unique challenges faced by the region’s businesses.

“Our collaborations with prominent private sector organizations and esteemed government bodies in the Gulf have played a pivotal role in strengthening our presence in the region. The shared vision of a secure digital landscape unites us in our pursuit of fortifying critical infrastructures and securing businesses from cyber adversaries,” stated Carlos Becerra.

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GISEC Global 2024 to Bring the Cybersecurity Industry’s Biggest Collaborative Movement



After the monumental success of its record-breaking 11th edition in 2023, the Middle East’s largest and most impactful cybersecurity event is rallying the world’s attention on the industry’s biggest collaborative movement, as it aims to decode and demystify the biggest cyber threats amid the great global digital upheaval.

GISEC Global 2024 ( will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 23-25 April 2024, gathering the world’s foremost cybersecurity companies, InfoSec professionals, CISOs, cyber hygiene decision makers and government leaders to rise against the ever-evolving threat of the dark cyber-criminal underworld seeking to devastate critical infrastructure or pilfer company accounts.

The 12th edition of the annual three-day cyber super-connector will build on the unstoppable momentum from 2023, when it welcomed 500 cybersecurity brands and 14,837 attendees from 127 countries, its double-digit year-on-year growth in-line with a Middle East cybersecurity market that, according to analysts Frost & Sullivan, will grow annually by 20 per cent over the next seven years to value $31 billion by 2030.

As governments and corporates march forward with bold digital transformation agendas to improve lives and boost bottom lines, enhancing cyber resilience has risen to the top of boardroom discussions to protect the proliferation of critical data and digital assets.

GISEC Global 2024 will ‘take the attack to the attackers’, presenting the latest solutions for buyers across diverse sectors, from aviation, construction, energy, education, and finance, to government, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and telecommunications. Hundreds of top digital security and transformation companies have already confirmed their participation at the region’s leading pureplay cybersecurity event, which is organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre, and features its extensive conference programme along with the GISEC CISO Circle, unlocking the biggest conversations and strategies shaping the modern cybersecurity agenda.

World record-breaking cyber challenges and hackathons are also set to return, gathering thousands of ethical hackers and students from across the world to face off against and find solutions to, real-world threats.

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Video: Edgio Says Automation Will Bridge the Talent Gap in the Security Industry at GISEC 2023



In this interview, we speak with Richard Yew, Senior Director, Product Management – Security, Edgio, about his company’s participation at GISEC Global 2023:

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