We pro­file Cy­lance, provider of Ai-en­abled cy­ber se­cu­rity so­lu­tions

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What is your com­pany’s his­tory-in­clud­ing Mid­dle East His­tory?

Cy­lance has al­ways had a pres­ence in the Mid­dle East re­gion, which was ini­tially man­aged by the EMEA of­fice. Un­til re­cently, the team would travel to meet cus­tomers and part­ners, but in­creased re­gional de­mand has sup­ported Cy­lance in­vest­ments to ex­pand the team and main­tain its grow­ing pres­ence. To­day, Cy­lance has a lead­er­ship team, pre­dom­i­nantly based in Dubai, to meet the needs of Meta-based cus­tomers.

What is your com­pany’s core com­pe­tence? Cy­lance pro­vides pre­dic­tive threat preven­tion and vis­i­bil­ity across the en­ter­prise. Thanks to AIbased mal­ware preven­tion, threat hunt­ing, au­to­mated de­tec­tion and re­sponse, and ex­pert se­cu­rity ser­vices, Cy­lance can pro­tect the end­point with­out in­creas­ing staff work­load or costs. We call it the ‘Sci­ence of Safe’.

Our flag­ship prod­uct, CYLANCEPROTECT, has been adopted by firms across the globe, in­clud­ing nu­mer­ous For­tune 500 com­pa­nies and govern­ment agen­cies. We have more than 3000 cus­tomers to date in 20 dif­fer­ent ver­ti­cal in­dus­tries that in­clude top high-tech, en­ergy, oil and gas, healthcare, and bank­ing and fi­nan­cial ser­vices com­pa­nies in ad­di­tion to govern­ment agen­cies and NGOS.

What are some of the trends im­pact­ing your sec­tor?

We are now im­mersed in a dig­i­tal world in which the vir­tual and tan­gi­ble are in­ex­tri­ca­bly in­ter­twined,

and the global econ­omy de­pends upon the dig­i­tal in­ter­con­nec­tions be­tween peo­ple, or­gan­i­sa­tions, and things. This in­ter­de­pen­dency has made cy­ber at­tacks one of our big­gest global threats.

The World Eco­nomic Fo­rum’s 2018 Global

Risks Re­port high­lights sky­rock­et­ing con­cerns over cy­ber­se­cu­rity, with cy­ber breaches recorded by busi­nesses dou­bling over the past five years and cy­ber crime costs to busi­nesses es­ti­mated at $8 tril­lion over the next five years. Large-scale cy­ber at­tacks have be­come reg­u­lar oc­cur­rences, caus­ing huge cor­po­rate losses and dis­rupt­ing crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture and strate­gic in­dus­try around the world. The risks are only in­creas­ing as the in­ter­net of things grows from 8.4 bil­lion de­vices in 2017 to an ex­pected 20.4 bil­lion in 2020.

It was Cy­lance tech­nol­ogy that dis­cov­ered, halted, and re­me­di­ated the in­fa­mous 2015 hack of the U.S. Govern­ment’s Of­fice of Per­son­nel Man­age­ment. And thanks to our proac­tive and pre­ven­tive tech­nol­ogy, Cy­lance cus­tomers were safe from the ma­jor cy­ber­se­cu­rity events of 2017 in­clud­ing Wan­nacry, Notpetya, Badrab­bit, and Cer­ber. What’s per­haps most im­pres­sive, Cy­lance cus­tomers had been pro­tected for most of those ma­jor threat events since the de­ploy­ment of Cy­lance’s May 2015 AI model, even with­out up­dates or an in­ter­net con­nec­tion. Dis­cuss the lat­est so­lu­tions from your com­pany and the im­pact you see in the mar­ket CYLANCEPROTECT stops at­tacks in­clud­ing ex­e­cuta­bles, file­less, mem­ory and script­based at­tacks be­fore they ex­e­cute. CYLANCEOPTICS gives cus­tomers con­text, root cause anal­y­sis and in­ves­tiga­tive ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Cy­lance Con­sult­ing Ser­vices com­ple­ment these so­lu­tions by of­fer­ing se­cu­rity con­sul­tants that pro­vide red team­ing, com­pro­mise as­sess­ment, in­ci­dent re­sponse ser­vices and many more se­cu­rity con­sult­ing ser­vices.

Cy­lance de­vel­ops pro­pri­etary Ai-se­cu­rity so­lu­tions that en­able com­pa­nies to re­duce risk with­out in­creas­ing cost. This means stronger pro­tec­tion at vul­ner­a­ble end­points which will re­duce the num­ber of suc­cess­ful at­tacks, and fewer at­tacks mean less tech­nol­ogy and per­son­nel re­sources are re­quired for costly de­tec­tion and re­sponse ac­tiv­i­ties. Or­gan­i­sa­tions should man­age in­fra­struc­ture com­plex­ity with com­pre­hen­sive, re­li­able pro­tec­tion at every end­point.

What is your pres­ence in the Mid­dle East?

The Cy­lance META team is based in Dubai and will sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions in the re­gion with Ai-based Cloud, hy­brid and on­premise so­lu­tions that are ideal for cus­tomers eval­u­at­ing next-gen­er­a­tion al­ter­na­tives to their ex­ist­ing end­point se­cu­rity prod­ucts. We have ac­quired cus­tomers in dif­fer­ent sec­tors such as oil and gas, en­ergy, me­dia, govern­ment and real es­tate, plus aim to build strong re­la­tion­ships with dis­tri­bu­tion and chan­nel part­ners as well as ex­plore MSSP part­ners that of­fer such ser­vices within this re­gion. De­scribe some of your big­gest suc­cesses in the re­gion The chan­nel land­scape has opened up for us since we launched our re­gional pres­ence, with mul­ti­ple part­ner­ships al­ready in play and many more in progress. Cy­lance’s abil­ity to of­fer so­lu­tions that pro­tect busi­nesses against mod­ern se­cu­rity threats has led to us to ac­quire new cus­tomers in the re­gion from a va­ri­ety of in­dus­tries in­clud­ing oil and gas, en­ergy, me­dia, govern­ment and real es­tate - a tes­ta­ment to our con­tin­ued growth in the re­gion.

What are your re­gional goals for the rest of the year and be­yond?

The Mid­dle East has al­ways been an im­por­tant re­gion for Cy­lance and one we’re keen to be seen as the num­ber one se­cu­rity ven­dor in the mar­ket. Cy­lance wants to be the go-to com­pany for or­gan­i­sa­tions in the Mid­dle East who want peace of mind that their busi­ness is pro­tected against known and un­known mal­ware, file­less at­tacks and ze­ro­day pay­load ex­e­cu­tion that could de­stroy op­er­a­tions.

Mo­hamed Helmy, Cy­lance re­gional sales di­rec­tor for META

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