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04 March 2024 - Corporate News
Kaspersky today announced receiving their Regional Headquarters License (RHQ) in Saudi Arabia from the Kingdom’s Ministry of Investment. This license reflects Kaspersky’s commitment towards elevating the cybersecurity competitiveness within economic sectors of Saudi Arabia and is a step forward in strengthening the company’s footprint in the Kingdom.
04 March 2024 - Corporate News
A recent Kaspersky study has revealed that more than 50% of companies have implemented Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) in their businesses’ infrastructures. Additionally, 33% are planning to adopt these interconnected technologies within two years. In the Middle East, Turkiye and Africa (META) region 55% of respondents have implemented AI and 34% are planning to do so, while IoT are used in 44% of organizations with 45% planning to use them. Business owners must ensure they have the right caliber of cybersecurity solutions to secure them, experts recommend.
26 February 2024 - Corporate News
According to the findings from recent Kaspersky study revealed at Cyber Security Weekend, 41% of companies worldwide are facing a shortfall of qualified cybersecurity professionals. This problem is even more sensitive for the Middle East, Turkiye, Africa (META) region, with 43% of companies understaffed. Most understaffing can be found among Malware analysts and Information security researchers.
22 February 2024 - Corporate News
At the Cyber Security Weekend – META, Kaspersky released new data on mobile cyberthreat dynamics in countries of the Middle East, Turkiye, Africa (META) region. As users increasingly rely on their mobile devices to share personal data and connect to corporate networks, the number of mobile threat detects in the META region increased by 22% in 2023 compared to 2022. Specifically, for the Middle East the increase in mobile threats amounted to 40%, for Turkiye - as much as 120%, and for Africa – 10%. The number of mobile threats detected in the United Arab Emirates increased by 74% in 2023 compared to 2022. All these threats were blocked by Kaspersky mobile solutions.
21 February 2024 - Corporate News
Internet of Things (IoT) devices include wearables, smart home appliances, smart city systems, self-driving cars, automated retail checkouts, and other smart devices for home and business use. Cybercriminals infect smart devices to conduct attacks or as a proxy for other types of malicious actions. In 2023 IoT devices in the Middle East, Turkiye and Africa region were responsible for over 8 million outgoing attacks that were spotted on Kaspersky honeypots . To make smart devices around the world more protected, Kaspersky at its Cyber Security Weekend – META event announced plans for signing a strategic partnership agreement with Favoriot, a regional innovator in IoT platforms.
20 February 2024 - Corporate News
An in-depth research by Kaspersky experts shows a surge in the number of targeted ransomware groups globally by 30% from 2022 to 2023. In parallel to this increase, the number of victims of targeted ransomware attacks spiked by 70% within the same time period. These insights were shared at Kaspersky’s ninth annual Cyber Security Weekend – META, which took place in Kuala Lumpur.
19 February 2024 - Corporate News
Kaspersky experts discussed the evolution of the cyberthreat landscape in the region during its 9th annual Cyber Security Weekend – META 2024, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The focal point of the discussions was the security of emerging technology trends such as AI, that are influencing the scale of modern threats. In parallel, threats targeting industrial control systems within critical infrastructure, in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia were also discussed. Kaspersky's Cyber Immunity approach took center stage as a way to create solutions that are virtually impossible to compromise and that minimize the number of potential vulnerabilities.
15 February 2024 - Corporate News
Kaspersky has introduced a major update to its United partner program. As the number of its global partners increases, Kaspersky has defined four new specified approaches for those selling, deploying, providing managed services or building solutions with Kaspersky products. To drive this new approach, the partner program, benefits, and motivation have been revised to better align with its partners’ business models.
12 February 2024 - Corporate News
Kaspersky has appointed seasoned IT leader, Toufic Derbass, as the Managing Director for the Middle East, Türkiye and Africa (META) region. With nearly three decades of experience, Toufic aims to build on Kaspersky’s strong regional presence of over 16 years as the company aims to double its B2B and large enterprises business segment in the next five years.
06 November 2023 - Corporate News
Kaspersky today announced the launch of its Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service in Saudi Arabia through the public cloud service provided by Saudi Cloud Computing Company (SCCC Alibaba Cloud) to comply with data sovereignty and privacy guidelines which is a key pillar of the Saudi National Cybersecurity Strategy.
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