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Mimecast Highlights Cyber Risks for Regional Companies at Black Hat MEA

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Mimecast, an email and collaboration security company, has highlighted key cyber risks for Middle Eastern organisations ahead of Black Hat Middle East & Africa, taking place at the Riyadh Front Exhibition Centre from 15 to 17 November. The rapid increase in the usage of digital communication channels and the adoption of hybrid work models have expanded the attack surface for organisations, creating new security risks for people and data.

According to Werno Gevers, a cybersecurity expert at Mimecast, organisations in Saudi Arabia should ensure they have tools and processes in place to protect against email-related phishing and ransomware attacks in particular. “Phishing attacks are likely to continuously evolve as the low cost and high return on investment creates an attractive proposition for threat actors. An emerging threat in this respect is new starter phishing, where new starts announce their new jobs on LinkedIn and then receive fake welcome emails from supposed senior executives, or get directed to a false company onboarding portal. Threat actors then use this for credential harvesting or account takeover.”

Mimecast’s State of Email Security 2022 report found that 90% of companies in Saudi Arabia have been the target of an email-related phishing attempt. In addition, 60% of companies were hit by a ransomware attack, although Saudi Arabia is setting an example with only five days of downtime on average compared to a global average of over seven days. “Our latest State of Ransomware Readiness report found that 36% of global organisations have experienced a loss in revenue due to a ransomware attack in the last twelve months,” says Gevers. “Companies must implement proactive measures such as the use of artificial intelligence and integrating security tools to reduce their vulnerability and limit the frequency of successful ransomware attacks.”

To safeguard data and ensure employees can work protected, organisations in the region are advised to implement tools and policies to secure their workplace environment, wherever work may happen. In August, Mimecast unveiled the X1 Platform, the foundation of the Mimecast Product Suite that is built to drive industry-leading detection capabilities, deliver reliability, resilience, and scale, and transform data into insights that turn email and collaboration security into the eyes and ears of organisations worldwide.

“In light of the sheer breadth and scale of the cyber threats facing organisations, integrated cyber resilience solutions can protect organisations at speed and scale,” says Gevers. “In today’s fast-paced business environment, organisations need the ability to reduce risk, accelerate performance and drive collaboration. This is only possible if organisations can mitigate threats across their email, web, and cloud environments, gain real-time zero-trust data protection capabilities, access improved threat intelligence, and gain full control and visibility over the threats they face.”

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HakTrak to Show Off its Latest Cybersecurity Solutions at the Black Hat MEA 2023 in Riyadh

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HakTrak has announced its participation in “Black Hat MEA 2023”, the most prominent cybersecurity event in Saudi Arabia to be held at Riyadh Front Exhibition & Convention Center on November 14-16. HakTrak is a leading Saudi-based cybersecurity company in the region through its innovative mindset, agile approach, deep experience, and project-delivery discipline.

During Black Hat MEA 2023, the company will highlight its digital solutions that are devoted to participating in strengthening the national cybersecurity capabilities through innovation and creativity. Also, HakTrak will sign multiple partnership agreements with leading institutions, including MIS, Enayah Association, the Charity Association in Riyadh Al-Bir, the Football Players Association (FPA), Hemaya, and The Institute of Research and Consulting Services Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Asimily for IOT, Otyfied, and Safe Decision, which specializes in providing cloud services in Saudi Arabia.

“Black Hat MEA is an important platform for HakTrak to display our reliable and comprehensive solutions and engage with some of the industry’s biggest executives and customers from different industries. Our presence at Black Hat MEA 2023 affirms our commitment to the Saudi Market,” said the Chairman of HakTrak, Dr. Ahmed Al-Qahtani. “As a trusted partner, we enable businesses to thrive in the digital age, confident in the knowledge that their cybersecurity needs are in capable hands, and their unwavering commitment to excellence continues to shape the cybersecurity landscape in the region, setting a new standard for innovation, reliability and customer focus.”

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CyberKnight Takes Stage at Black Hat Middle East 2023 with Cutting-Edge Zero Trust Security Portfolio

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CyberKnight is set to make its inaugural appearance at Black Hat Middle East 2023, a key cybersecurity event in the region, taking place from 14 to 16 November in Riyadh. Participation at Black Hat underlines the company’s commitment to cybersecurity resilience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At the event, CyberKnight takes a step beyond the technology showcase, offering support to local IT Security Leaders from enterprise and government organizations: the focus is on achieving compliance with local frameworks such as NCA and SAMA while safeguarding their most valuable assets through the strategic implementation of Zero Trust Security.

CyberKnight will be participating with eleven of its leading international portfolio vendors:

  • CrowdStrike: EDR, Cloud Security & Threat Intel
  • Arista Networks: Software-defined Networking, NPB & NDR
  • Elastic: SIEM / Big Data / Log Management
  • Entrust: PKI, Passwordless Authentication, MFA, SSO, IoT Security
  • Fasoo: Discovery, Classification, DRM, Watermarking
  • StrikeReady: BAS & AI-Based SecOps Virtual Assistant
  • Traceable: Intelligent API Security]
  • CounterCraft​​ : Deception Powered by Threat Intel
  • Phosphorus Cybersecurity Inc.: xIoT Security Platform
  • SecurityScorecard: Cybersecurity Risk Ratings
  • Checkmarx: SAST, DAST, IAST, SCA, Supply Chain Security, IaC & API Security

“Participating in this top regional cybersecurity event is a significant milestone for CyberKnight. Our theme: ‘Beyond Resilience: Zero Trust Security for an AI-Pioneered Cyber Renaissance’ encapsulates our vision of ushering in a new era of cybersecurity that goes beyond conventional strategies and traditional technologies, and we are excited to share this vision with industry leaders,” commented Wael Jaber, Chief Strategy Officer at CyberKnight.

“As CyberKnight makes its premiere at Black Hat, we are not just showcasing technology; we are unveiling a new era of cybersecurity resilience. The journey begins with Zero Trust Security solutions tailored for Saudi Arabia. We are here to empower organizations in the Kingdom and beyond, ensuring they navigate the cybersecurity challenges of today and tomorrow with confidence,” added Mohammed Tayeb, General Manager Sales – Saudi Arabia at CyberKnight.

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Spire Solutions to Exhibit at Blackhat MEA 2023

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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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