For SECURITY MEA Magazine, Akshay Shirur, Product Manager from VAD Technologies, joint the latest Editor’s Industry Experts Feature and shared his views about the New World of Cybersecurity.
As pandemic continue to accelerate the pace of digital transformation in the Middle East it is only to be expected that volume of cyberattacks should be even more increasing in the region. Hence the last couple of years have been nothing short of extraordinary for cybersecurity. The COVID-19 induced pandemic has permanently changed how business is done, and cybercriminals induced pandemic has permanently changed how business is done, and cybercriminals are increasingly using a variety of new exploits and attack strategies.
The Full Feature was published online and can be found here: https://securitymea.com/2022/08/24/exploring-the-brave-new-world-of-cybersecurity/
Please read here Akshay’s complete Interview with the Editor:
1. How would you describe the cybersecurity landscape in the Middle East?
Digitization, remote & hybrid working, and reality technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality and metaverse are revolutionizing the human digital experiences. They pose many risks to users and organizations. Ransomware attacks will continue to rise to target all kinds of customers. Small, mid, or large enterprise. No business would be safe from ransomware attacks.
Many organizations are not yet ready to deal with this, which is one of the biggest challenges as most cyber-security efforts at present are reactive. The focus should be on attack prevention than recovery from a cyber-attack.
2. What types of cybersecurity threats should enterprises in the Middle East look out for?
Ransomware attacks are on the rise. And there are many other attacks varying from phishing, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks mostly targeting government, private, oil and gas, telecom, and healthcare sectors particularly.
3. What are some of the challenges CIOs face when implementing their cybersecurity strategies and how best can they overcome such challenges?
The biggest challenge faced by organizations is the lack of individuals with appropriate cybersecurity skills. The rise in the advanced cyber threats would require advanced cybersecurity solutions and skilled resources to safeguard enterprises from the cloud, network, application, and endpoint-related cyber threats.
The management has to create a plan to identify and mitigate potential threats by implementing the right tools and resources to protect their data which is their most valuable asset. Creating this will ensure their company responds to any unforeseen incident.
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