‘SMBs must be more aware of cyber attacks’

In Articles, Cloud, GISEC, Interviews, IoT, News

“The digital landscape is undergoing considerable transformation across industries, and Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) are as equally affected by it, as large enterprises,” said Zacky Vaz, Regional Channel Manager, Fortinet. He was speaking to securitymea.com on the sidelines of GISEC 2019.

“More and more SMBs are becoming reliant on technology these days, as they recognize the fact that it allows them several avenues for expansion and consolidation, where they could not venture earlier owing to prohibitive costs. However, this makes them prone to threats, especially as attacks these days are becoming more sophisticated, complicated and targeted,” he added.

Vaz said that as more and more organizations become technically equipped, they should take steps to mitigate different kinds of threats, ranging from phishing and malware, to insider attacks and DDoS attacks. “Indeed, cyber security is a growing challenge and concerted efforts need to be made, to combat vulnerability and reduce risks.”

Fortinet, the global leader and innovator in Network Security, is making its presence felt at GISEC 2019, with particular focus on Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and infrastructure security such as firewalls and emails. With the need for a stronger security convergence, the company is showcasing the latest innovations that will help combat threats associated with Cy-Phy.

The age of Cy-Phy (Cyber and Physical security) is here and the cyber security risks posed by this convergence are very real. Cyber criminals are keenly watching and exploiting vulnerabilities that target this space and so our aim is to educate our audiences about the basics of cyber security, to protect against the malicious activities of cyber criminals,” Vaz added.

“The Middle East is becoming increasingly aware of the need for an effective cyber security framework as it grows and adapts to the rapid global technological changes, and our aim is to keep innovating. This year, we are showcasing products such as the FortiGate Secure SD-WAN, and OT security solutions,” he said.

 

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