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Nozomi Networks to Demystify Security Challenges at MENA ISC 2022



Nozomi Networks, the leader in operational technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security, is confirming its active participation at the forthcoming MENA Information Security Conference 2022 (MENA ISC). The 10th edition of the event will primarily focus on critical network infrastructure IT, OT, and IoT, and will be held from September 6-7 at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel and Residences in Saudi Arabia.

Nozomi Networks will highlight its rich portfolio of leading security solutions and the benefits they offer to critical infrastructure owners/operators, as the threat landscape evolves and becomes more challenging. Leveraging its vast knowledge of OT environments (oil & gas, electricity distribution, etc), Nozomi Networks is well placed to advise and develop protection around IoT and IT environments, particularly as the convergence of OT, IoT and IT becomes more commonplace within a growing array of critical infrastructure.

Smart cities, smart grids, smart manufacturing, and smart healthcare are all verticals that leverage IoT platforms and IT integration to not only reduce costs but respond faster and more efficiently to market and user demands. These verticals, and several others, are growing at a rapid pace in the Kingdom, as the country strives to diversify its economy away from fossil fuels in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 strategic framework. Concurrently, the threat landscape is evolving at a breakneck pace, which means securing all manners of digital environments is absolutely critical.

Nozomi Networks’ Osamah Al-Fardan, Regional Sales Engineer, Saudi Arabia, and Usamah Al Ridwan, Regional Sales Director, Saudi Arabia will present a technical workshop at 10am on Day 2 of the event (7 September) on “ICS Cybersecurity between Regulation & Reality”. Nozomi Networks’ participation is in support of the Kingdom’s ambitions to embrace technology and digital transformation, as part of larger efforts to diversify its economy in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 strategic framework.

“Today, within any environment, whether it’s an airport, construction site, factory, hospital, shopping mall, smart home, etc, there are connected devices as part of converged OT, IoT, or IT platforms that could be compromised and turned into a threat against that environment or others. More often than not, even if you are aware of the devices you can see, there may be countless others that you don’t, which can be compromised by threat actors. We are here to give owners and operators the benefit of our experience with what they see and what they don’t, to ensure they have the best protection going forward,” said Usamah Al Ridwan, Regional Sales Director, Saudi Arabia, Nozomi Networks.

In support of the diversification drive, in recent years Saudi authorities have sought to create a suitable ecosystem to attract and stimulate investment in the Kingdom, and have stepped up their focus on cybersecurity. In October 2017, the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) was launched; it works closely with public and private entities to improve the cybersecurity posture of the country in order to safeguard its key interests, national security, critical infrastructure, high-priority sectors, and government services in alignment with Vision 2030.

Earlier in 2022, the NCA urged cybersecurity providers to register their information before August 1 in an effort to regulate the sector and improve efficiency and the quality of service offered to those in need of cybersecurity solutions. In the past, the authority has also urged and mandated that businesses, developers, and operators in the Kingdom take steps to mitigate risk, enhance resilience, and develop human capital and local industry capabilities.

During the two-day conference, senior executives and cybersecurity experts from Nozomi Networks will be on hand to interact with visitors and have strategic discussions on critical infrastructure cybersecurity, IT, OT, and IoT, and how organisations can develop and adapt their security frameworks to address any and all threats.

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Spire Solutions to Exhibit at Blackhat MEA 2023



Spire Solutions is participating at Black Hat MEA from 14th to 16th November 2023, at the Riyadh Front Exhibition Centre. Spire Solutions is joining as a strategic partner at Blackhat from the cybersecurity space. The company will be present at booth H3.G30 along with globally acclaimed technology partners to lead the discussions around cybersecurity and data and support Saudi Arabia’s objective to achieve a secure digital future.

Under the theme “Empowering your Cyber Defence with Data and AI”, Spire Solutions will drive regional objectives and will showcase some of the most powerful and influential solutions such:

  • Cloud Services by Spire Solutions, in collaboration with Microsoft
  • Gurucul – ML/AI Powered Security Analytics platform
  • SolarWinds – Secure IT Monitoring and Observability platform
  • CyberArk – Privileged Access Management, Identity Access Management & DevSecOps solutions
  • ForgeRock – Digital Identity for Consumer, Workplace and Things
  • Corelight – Successful Threat Hunting with Network Detection and Response platform
  • SailPoint – Data Access and AI-Driven Identity Security for enterprises
  • Spire Data – Data & AI solutions
  • Conceal – AI-Powered Secure Browser Extension  

The threat landscape across the Middle East and Africa region is constantly evolving. The advent of generative AI models and the proliferation of cloud infrastructure have added complexity to the security landscape. Spire Solutions recognizes the imperative nature of cybersecurity in this context and remains dedicated to assisting organizations across various sectors in bolstering their defences. Along with its existing band of leading technologies, Spire Solutions is set to take the lead in showcasing new technologies and solutions around SIEM solutions, Cloud Services, API Security, and digital identity security.

Sanjeev Walia, Founder and President of Spire Solutions said, “We will be bringing the best of technologies to support, collaborate, and work closely with relevant government and private entities in Saudi Arabia. With a focus on Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is undergoing an enormous business shift. Inspired by the National Transformation Program, we are witnessing a huge transition in the way businesses are functioning, that is, moving from traditional business models to a digital approach, which is propelling innovation and leading the way for improved business growth. With such developments, events like Blackhat serve as a strong platform to address the current and emerging challenges and connect the industry together. Through our strategic partnership with Black Hat, we will emphasize proactively securing digital assets and working together with our partners and customers to enhance the regional cybersecurity landscape.”

As part of the thought leadership session, Spire Solution’s line-up of speakers Gene Yoo, CEO at Resecurity will lead a session on Modern Threat Intelligence; Nilesh Dherange, CTO at Gurucul will present on Leveraging Machine Learning & AI for Attack Detection Scenarios; Prasanth Prasad, Director of Technology at Spire Solutions is part of an eminent Panel session on the topic Understanding The Expanding Influence of Cybersecurity Across The Enterprise & Business Functions; Basil Shahin, Regional Sales Director at Corelight will lead a critical discussion on Leveraging the Evidence Bank, Security’s Most Valuable Asset; Rami Qassem, Regional Sales Lead at SolarWinds will share practical tips on Observability and Secure Digital Transformation; Tausif Sayyed, Director – Big Data and Data Analytics at Spire Data will share important insights on the topic Generative AI Unleashed; Muhammad Rehan, Business Unit Head at Spire Solutions will take up an important session on Security in Software Development Life Cycle; Andrew Potter, Solution Architect at ForgeRock will lead a session on the topic Passwordless; Umer Aziz, Sr. Solution Architect at SailPoint will deliver a session on the topic Building a Successful Identity Program, and Mohamed Nabil from CyberArk will share his perspective on The Anatomy of the MGM Hack.

Spire Solutions will be exhibiting at Stand No H3.G30, Riyadh Front Exhibition Centre.

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AmiViz to Show Off the Latest Advancements in Cybersecurity at Black Hat 2023 in Riyadh



AmiViz, the pioneering enterprise B2B cybersecurity marketplace in the Middle East region, is excited to announce its participation in Black Hat Riyadh 2023, the most prominent cybersecurity event in Saudi Arabia to be held at Riyadh Front Exhibition & Convention Center on November 14-16. This pivotal event will serve as an ideal platform to showcase our cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions and services.

Black Hat Riyadh 2023, known for attracting global cybersecurity professionals, will provide a great opportunity for AmiViz to engage with industry experts, potential partners, and clients. This event will highlight new advancements in the cybersecurity landscape, offering a catalyst for proactive discussions and robust collaborations.

“We are thrilled to be part of Black Hat Riyadh 2023. It is a highly anticipated event that allows us to highlight our innovative cybersecurity solutions on an international platform,” states Ilyas Mohammed, COO of AmiViz. “Participating in such a renowned event underscores our commitment to the cybersecurity industry and empowers us to assist more businesses in protecting their digital assets.”

“With cybersecurity threats on the rise, AmiViz is committed to providing reliable, cutting-edge cybersecurity services. Our participation in Black Hat Riyadh 2023 underlines our dedication to keeping abreast of the latest technology and trends in cybersecurity. It also allows us to share our understanding and expert insights with a larger audience,” he said.

As a leading cybersecurity marketplace, AmiViz has an extensive portfolio of cybersecurity solutions. These include threat intelligence, security assessments, penetration testing, and incident response solutions from our vendors AlgoSec, BlackBerry, Cequence Security, Check Point, Menlo Security, Swimlane, ZINAD IT, Darktrace and ESET.

“We cater to a wide range of industries, providing customized solutions that fit each client’s unique needs and requirements,” Ilyas said. Our participation at Black Hat Riyadh 2023 is a testament to our commitment to cybersecurity. We look forward to showcasing our state-of-the-art services, engaging with leading experts, and contributing to raising the bar for cybersecurity standards worldwide.”

For more information about AmiViz and our presence at Black Hat Riyadh 2023, please visit our booth in Hall 3, Stand D50 at Riyadh Front Exhibition & Convention Center from 14-16 November 2023.

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ITQAN and Cyber50 Defense Announce Strategic Partnership at GESS Dubai



UAE’s ITQAN, a leading Systems Integrator and a subsidiary of the Yas Holding group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with innovative cybersecurity services firm Cyber50 Defense to create a fortified and secure digital environment for all users. Announced at the Global Education Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Dubai conference and exhibition, the partnership marks a significant milestone in the cybersecurity and IT landscape.

Ali Jaber Al Yafei, CEO of United Technology Holding, the parent company of ITQAN Al Khaleej, commented, “This alliance underscores ITQAN’s ongoing dedication to progressive adaptation in a rapidly evolving technological landscape. With Cyber50 Defense by our side, we are poised to offer unmatched solutions, strengthening the digital security and success of our clientele.”

Abdullah Al Seiari, CEO of Cyber50 Defense, added, “This collaboration with ITQAN, a name held in high esteem in the industry, amplifies our shared mission. Together, we aim to deliver an enhanced suite of services, benefiting not only our organizations but, more importantly, our valued clients.”

The recently held MoU signing at the GESS exhibition highlights the pivotal role of education and technology in sculpting a future-ready landscape.

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