EHost­ingDataFort and Sy­man­tec hosts exclusive sem­i­nar on cy­ber se­cu­rity

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

Host­ingDataFort (eHDF), the re­gion’s lead­ing Man­aged Host­ing and Cloud In­fra­struc­ture ser­vices provider, along with Sy­man­tec, re­cently hosted a sem­i­nar ti­tled ‘Stay ahead of cy­ber se­cu­rity threats’ in Dubai. Se­nior rep­re­sen­ta­tives from eHDF and Sy­man­tec pre­sented at this exclusive gath­er­ing and shared their in­sights on the re­gional threat land­scape. The sem­i­nar high­lighted the im­por­tance of Man­aged Se­cu­rity Ser­vices in the mod­ern-day con­text, the need for ad­vanced Cloud se­cu­rity ser­vices through a Cloud Ac­cess Se­cu­rity Bro­ker­age (CASB) so­lu­tion.

Top­ics like ad­vanced threat pro­tec­tion and se­cur­ing en­ter­prise ap­pli­ca­tions were also covered. “The threat land­scape in the Mid­dle East is rapidly evolv­ing as a re­sult of the in­creased so­phis­ti­ca­tion of cy­ber­crimes across the globe. In fact, cy­ber­crime has be­come a heav­ily glob­al­ized in­dus­try, with many at­tacks hap­pen­ing across borders via the in­ter­net. Cy­ber se­cu­rity threats re­main the big­gest chal­lenge for or­ga­ni­za­tions to­day. In­ter­net fac­ing and mo­bile en­abled ap­pli­ca­tions, along with the fast adop­tion of Cloud ser­vices have com­pli­cated things fur­ther.

Or­ga­ni­za­tions seek the agility and ef­fi­ciency promised by Cloud Com­put­ing yet still need to re­tain the vis­i­bil­ity and con­trol they have in their tra­di­tional Data Cen­ter en­vi­ron­ments. From a se­cu­rity point of view, or­ga­ni­za­tions now have to man­age these ex­panded en­vi­ron­ments as well as se­cure what is known in the in­dus­try as “Shadow IT”. “Shadow IT is es­sen­tially end user driven, Cloud based IT en­vi­ron­ments that do not pass through the rig­or­ous scru­tiny of the IT and se­cu­rity teams as it is pro­cured di­rectly by the end users,” said Yasser Zeineldin, CEO of eHost­ingDataFort.

“With cy­ber threats be­com­ing so­phis­ti­cated, se­cu­rity stan­dards even more com­plex and IT bud­gets shrink­ing fur­ther, or­ga­ni­za­tions are forced to look for cost-ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions, and Man­aged Se­cu­rity Ser­vices fits the bill per­fectly. With this sem­i­nar, we wanted to ed­u­cate our cus­tomers about the evolv­ing threat land­scape, share how they can se­cure their data on the Cloud and how we can help them se­cure and man­age these en­vi­ron­ments through round-the-clock Man­aged Se­cu­rity Ser­vices,” Zeineldin added. Seek­ing to high­light the grow­ing im­por­tance of Man­aged Se­cu­rity Ser­vices to an au­di­ence of CIO’s in the UAE, eHDF also con­ducted a sur­vey to track var­i­ous trends in the re­gion. Among the find­ings of the sur­vey, 17 per­cent in­di­cated in­ter­est in Man­aged Data Loss Pre­ven­tion, 17 per­cent in Cloud Se­cu­rity and 33 per­cent in SIEM in 2017. 25 per­cent and 33 per­cent re­spon­dents also in­di­cated in­ter­est in Ad­vanced Threat Pro­tec­tion and Mo­bile Se­cu­rity re­spec­tively.

Yasser Zeineldin ad­dresses the au­di­ence at the eHost­ingDataFort sem­i­nar.

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