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SANS Institute Announces Landmark Training Events In Khobar And Riyadh

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SANS Institute has announced two training events in Saudi Arabia. Set to transform the cybersecurity education landscape, SANS Khobar (February 10-15, 2024) and SANS Riyadh Spring (February 24 – March 7, 2024) come at a time when the Kingdom proudly stands as a global cybersecurity frontrunner, securing the second rank in the Global Cybersecurity Index for 2023. These events reiterate Saudi Arabia’s commitment to advanced cybersecurity and nurturing the skills essential for safeguarding its digital future. Saudi Arabia has implemented […]

58% of Saudi Arabia Companies Plan To Outsource Cybersecurity

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Company bosses are boosting their cybersecurity following an alarming increase in cyberattacks, a new study commissioned by Kaspersky has found. The data shows that 71% of companies in Saudi Arabia suffered at least one cyber incident over the last two years. One of the main reasons cited was the shortage of qualified IT security staff (34%). Among measures to strengthen cybersecurity, overall up to 58% of respondents claimed that their companies plan to invest in different forms of outsourcing cybersecurity […]

A10 Networks To Participate At MENA ISC 2023

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A10 Networks has announced its participation as a Gold sponsor at MENA Information Security Conference 2023, that will take place at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences in Saudi Arabia, 12-13 September. The company’s focus will be on educating conference attendees about the latest and most innovative strategies and solutions to optimize, accelerate, and secure applications and networks for enterprises, service providers, and government organizations. As a Gold sponsor, A10 Networks will have a keynote speaking slot with the theme […]

Reverse Engineering Most Complicated Task For Infosec Practitioners

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The latest Codebreakers competition organized by Kaspersky among cybersecurity specialists from more than 35 countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, and South Africa has revealed that reverse engineering is the most complex task performed by InfoSec practitioners. Reverse engineering implies detailed examination of a software product or web application to detect vulnerabilities or hidden features. It covers a broad range of areas, including decompiling and disassembling executable files and libraries, and analysis of system data. According to the external […]

Saudi Users Prioritise Cybersecurity: Cisco

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Cisco’s latest Broadband Survey has revealed that internet users in Saudi Arabia are conscious of cyber risks, with only 3% of respondents not taking any measure to protect the security of their home connection. The survey of more than 21,000 people in 12 countries, including 2,000 respondents from KSA, looked at how consumers use their broadband connectivity. In Saudi Arabia, 91% of total survey respondents ranked broadband as critical national infrastructure; while 68% of respondents rely on their home Internet […]

Kaspersky shares 3 tips to keep data safe this World Backup Day

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According to a recent survey by Kaspersky, over 60% of local businesses in the UAE and Saudi Arabia reported problems with data protection: they experienced loss or exposure of corporate or customer data. World Backup Day, recognised on 31 March, puts the importance of backing up data in the spotlight for both businesses and individuals, especially as the cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve. Specifically, ransomware has become more sophisticated and targeted, and organisations across the region must take all necessary […]

Saudi Arabia continues to be targeted by cyber threat actors

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With threat actors finding new and innovative ways to launch cyberattacks, Saudi Arabia remains one of the most targeted countries in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, accounting for two-thirds of the cases according to IBM Security’s annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index. The 2023 report highlights that at 40% the deployment of backdoors was the most common attacker action in cases X-Force responded to in Saudi Arabia. Other actions observed range from spam campaigns to ransomware and adware. As […]
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