By Carolyn Crandall, CMO
Following close on the heels of Attivo’s opening a Middle East office, the company is participating with our new value-added distributor partner Starlink on its ambitious sixth annual Starlink IT Security Roadshow, which is covering eight locations in 21 days throughout the Middle East.
Starlink, a leading IT compliance, and next-generation threat-driven solutions provider, serves 10 countries and offers an innovative security framework, highly regarded technologies and serves more than 1,000 enterprise and government customers. The company’s technology partners include leading players in critical security areas including Blue Coat, FireEye, Palo Alto Trend Micro, Splunk and IBM for incident response, threat detection, risk and operational management solutions.
Starlink’s managing director, Nidal Othman, has commented that his company only works with industry leading security innovators, and our inclusion reflects the increasing importance of deception and decoy solutions as part of an adaptive defense strategy.
To date, the roadshow has included:
April 6th, 2016 Cairo Egypt – Ritz Carlton
April 11th, 2016 Muscat, Oman – Shangri-La Hotel
April 13th, 2016 Kuwait, JW Marriott
April 18th, 2016 Manama, Bahrain – The Gulf Hotel
April 19th, 2016 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – The Ritz-Carlton
Next up is:
April 24th, 2016 Doha, Qatar – Hilton Hotel
April 28th, 2016 Dubai, UAE – Burj Al Arab
During the eight-country roadshow, we are hosting demonstrations that highlight how the Attivo BOTsink deception engagement servers and Attivo end-point deception suite protect against zero day, stolen credential, phishing, and ransomware attacks.
The Middle East is a highly dynamic region, characterized by steady economic growth. With that growth comes a burgeoning need for robust cyber security solutions. According to the Research and Markets’ recent report, the Middle East cyber security market is expected to grow at a rate of 22.5% during the period 2016-2022.
According to recent reports, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) region has become the center point for cyber attacks due to the region’s strategic and economic significance.
Attivo customers recognize the need for detection in addition to prevention solutions to secure their critical IT infrastructure. The company’s comprehensive and advanced deception platform provides an efficient way to detect threats that have bypassed prevention systems by using deception as a way to attract attackers into engaging. The Attivo Deception Platform is capable of detecting all types of cyber threat vectors including reconnaissance, stolen credentials, phishing and ransomware attacks. Designed to detect intrusions inside user networks, data centers, cloud and SCADA environments, Attivo provides real-time alerts based on threat actor engagement to IT and security teams so they can promptly analyze an attack.
With more than 700 reported breaches taking place each year and with similar challenges faced in the Middle East, IT and security teams are in a continuous search for new solutions to stay one step ahead of cyber attackers. With our new partnership with Starlink, we look forward to bringing a new approach and capabilities to protect critical infrastructure.