Fortinet plat­inum spon­sor at EGOV3

Or­ga­nized by NoufEXPO, CAIT

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Fortinet, the global leader in high­per­for­mance cy­ber­se­cu­rity so­lu­tions an­nounced its par­tic­i­pa­tion as a plat­inum spon­sor at 3rd E-Gov­ern­ment Fo­rum (EGOV3) which runs from Novem­ber 15 -17 at the Court­yard Mar­riot Ho­tel in Kuwait. The event, pa­tron­ized by His High­ness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, Prime Min­is­ter of Kuwait, is a pre­mier e-gov­ern­ment gath­er­ing in Kuwait and the re­gion. “Kuwait In­for­ma­tion Net­work (KIN), the communications back­bone of Kuwait’s e-gov­ern­ment im­ple­men­ta­tion is se­cured by Fortinet’s prod­ucts and ser­vices. As part­ners in Kuwait’s egovern­ment pro­gram, we are de­lighted to be part of this pres­ti­gious tech­nol­ogy event that is or­ga­nized by NoufEXPO and the Cen­tral Agency for In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy,” said Alain Penel, Re­gional Vice Pres­i­dent - Mid­dle East at Fortinet.

Penel was com­ment­ing on Fortinet’s par­tic­i­pa­tion at the 3rd E-Gov­ern­ment fo­rum. He con­tin­ued to say, “The Com­pany will mark this edi­tion by three key mo­ments. Dur­ing my key­note on Novem­ber 15th, I will present Fortinet’s vi­sion and the com­pany’s strat­egy and se­cu­rity so­lu­tions that meet the cur­rent and fu­ture chal­lenges for RSSI in the pub­lic sec­tor. Osama Ab­duo, Sys­tems Engi­neer-Mid­dle East, will high­light the ma­jor prob­lems that put net­works at risk from mod­ern threats, and will dis­cuss how to avoid them, with a com­bi­na­tion of in­creas­ing user aware­ness, op­ti­miz­ing and de­ploy­ing the lat­est tech­nolo­gies. Kalle Bjorn, Di­rec­tor, Sys­tems En­gi­neer­ing - Mid­dle East, in his turn, will dis­cuss the anatomy and life­cy­cle of a threat, and will pro­vide a look at a multi-lay­ered ap­proach to com­bat­ing ad­vanced per­sis­tent threats.”

Ad­vanced Per­sis­tent Threats

“To­day’s most dam­ag­ing at­tacks are Ad­vanced Per­sis­tent Threats. Cy­ber­crime is no longer ran­dom or about brute force, it’s more sub­tle - aim­ing to in­fil­trate, stay hid­den, and ex­tract data with­out de­tec­tion. If se­cu­rity con­trols can­not de­tect the mal­ware dur­ing this pe­riod, then it’s a mat­ter of time be­fore the or­ga­ni­za­tions or gov­ern­ments be­come a statis­tic.” said Penel. “Gov­ern­ments need high-per­for­mance cy­ber se­cu­rity so­lu­tions to com­bat threats. Their needs are unique due to the sen­si­tive na­ture of the data they pro­tect and the sys­tems they op­er­ate; pri­vacy and se­cu­rity re­quire­ments im­posed by the laws. Through our par­tic­i­pa­tion at the EGOV3 fo­rum, we are em­pha­siz­ing our sup­port for Kuwait’s E-Gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive, and are com­mit­ted to help­ing in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try tackle the grow­ing threat land­scape. We are proud of the role that we play in Kuwait In­for­ma­tion Net­work and the Cen­tral Agency for In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy. How­ever, Fortinet’s port­fo­lio of cus­tomers in Kuwait in­cludes other gov­ern­ment and pub­lic sec­tor agen­cies as well as large en­ter­prises, ed­u­ca­tion, and the bank­ing and fi­nance in­sti­tu­tions.

Con­clud­ing his state­ment, Penel said that he, and the Fortinet team, is look­ing for­ward to meet­ing tech­nol­ogy lead­ers and pro­fes­sion­als dur­ing EGOV3. He hoped that they will be able to share with the au­di­ence Fortinet’s com­mit­ment to the re­gion and why more than 210,000 cus­tomers world­wide, in­clud­ing some of the largest and most com­plex or­ga­ni­za­tions, trust Fortinet to pro­tect their brands and busi­nesses.

Alain Penel

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