Intelligent CISO Issue 1 - Page 6

news Huawei showcases solutions at ISNR uawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, showcased its innovative portfolio of security products and solutions aimed at enhancing public safety and cybersecurity on the first day of the International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR). H The three-day global event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center explored the impact of key disruptive technologies on national security and focused on digital forensics, crowd management and safe city control centres. Solutions showcased included the intelligent video convergent command and dispatching solutions, cybersecurity solutions, LTE emergency communication system solutions and service driven distributed cloud data centre solutions. Alaa ElShimy, Managing Director and Vice President, Enterprise Business, Middle East, Huawei, said: “Huawei aims to be an enabler for organisations involved in public safety and cybersecurity to work hand- in-hand to achieve their goals. We utilise cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, IoT and cloud to develop solutions that are smart, adaptive, proactive and efficient, that will help entities in the security sector to safeguard the public. 6 MIDDLE EAST COMPANIES SUFFER LARGER SECURITY LOSSES THAN GLOBAL COUNTERPARTS ccording to a study released by PwC, that surveyed 300 companies from 20 Middle Eastern countries about the state of cybersecurity threats in the region, 56% of the companies lost more than AED1.85 million compared to 33% globally, and 13% lost at least three working days, compared to 9%. A “The rapid growth of business in the region has placed stress on technology infrastructure and put them front and centre of global cyberthreats and attacks,” said Mohan Raj, Regional Sales Manager, UAE, Bahrain and Oman, who was recently hired by LogRhythm. Prior to joining LogRhythm, Mohan Raj ran the cybersecurity solutions business at one of the largest system integrators in the region, handling enterprise customers in government, banking, aviation, energy and utilities. “Companies in this region have been investing heavily in security technology, especially over the past five years. However, as cyberattacks grow in frequency and sophistication, more vigilant security processes and governance have become essential to thwarting attacks,” said Raj. “Digital security is not an IT department issue, it is a business issue that needs board level oversight and responsibility. The risk of suffering financial and reputational damage is very real. Small and large businesses need to make sure they are protected from cyberthreats.” Issue 01 | www.intelligentciso.com