In recent times, cybersecurity threats around the world have grown exponentially, with governments, corporate giants, and industries tackling multiple incidents. Nations have evaluated and transformed their approach towards cybersecurity and seen substantial growth in the field, as it became essential to recognize cyber risks and threats before they gravely compromise system security.
At GITEX GLOBAL, the ongoing tech event at the Dubai World Trade Centre, The Cyber Express spoke to Maher Yamout, the Senior Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT), Kaspersky about the current cybersecurity trends in the Middle East. Maher is responsible for the company’s expert positioning in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, and cyber threat research, threat intelligence development, and knowledge support of the regional office in Dubai, UAE.
According to him, the recurring attacks from Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are not taken seriously, and countries and industries must find ways to make it harder and more expensive for the attackers. “You can deploy multiple security controls, make the defense tough, add different layers… because, at the end of the day, you want to annoy the attackers so they can get out and not come back,” Yamout told The Cyber Express.
Watch the Conversation With @Kaspersky MENA Region Maher Yamout: