Mime­cast Hosted a Hu­man Fire­wall Event at GITEX 2016

Hack­ing email ac­counts demon­strated

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

As part of its GITEX Tech­nol­ogy Week 2016 plans, Mime­cast Lim­ited (NAS­DAQ: MIME), a lead­ing email and data se­cu­rity com­pany, held a Hu­man Fire­wall break­fast event on Oc­to­ber 19 at the Dubai World Trade Cen­tre from 8am to 11am. The event tar­geted or­ga­ni­za­tions with email users cov­er­ing the lat­est threat trends, how users can pre­pare their email de­fences and the new­est so­lu­tions avail­able to pre­vent these at­tack.

Speak­ing on the ne­ces­sity of ed­u­cat­ing peo­ple on the im­por­tance of email se­cu­rity, Bran­don Bekker, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor at Mime­cast MEA said, “91% of cy­ber-at­tacks start with an email. Com­pa­nies are be­ing at­tacked by ma­li­cious cy­ber crim­i­nals with more fre­quency and so­phis­ti­ca­tion than ever be­fore. The threat of spear-phish­ing, whaling and so­cially-en­gi­neered email at­tacks is real and could hap­pen to any com­pany and hence making peo­ple aware of the lat­est threats, and how they could pre­pare these at­tacks is im­por­tant.”

“We know that rou­tine se­cu­rity train­ing doesn’t work and tech­nol­ogy is less ef­fec­tive with­out proper train­ing. Only when or­ga­ni­za­tions start to get users to think for a frac­tion of a sec­ond longer than nor­mal be­fore per­form­ing a task, run­ning an at­tach­ment or click­ing a link, that they can drive a be­hav­ior change in them. With the Hu­man Fire­wall event, we want to ed­u­cate our cus­tomers on the threats, en­cour­age a be­hav­ior change to­wards se­cu­rity and in­voke a hu­man fire­wall to help pro­tect their busi­ness and de-fang the threats that tar­get them,” Mr. Bekker added.

Mime­cast is show­cas­ing its full-range of email and data se­cu­rity so­lu­tions and ser­vices, at GITEX Tech­nol­ogy Week 2016, be­ing held from Oc­to­ber 16-20, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Cen­tre. Mime­cast is ex­hibit­ing at stand C1-20, Hall 1.

Alex Ben­der, SVP of Global Mar­ket­ing, Mime­cast

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