‘The predictive approach is the way forward in cybersecurity’

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Prediction is the latest buzzword in cybersecurity, and the Middle East region is slowly but surely catching up to this trend. Spectrami, a global value-added distributor offering comprehensive solutions in the realm of information security, data center infrastructure and data communication networks across EMEA, has taken the first step in pioneering this approach in the region, with its Predictive Cyber Defense Roadshow 2019 roadshow which kicked off in Dubai yesterday. Anand Choudha, CEO and President at Spectrami, said that the predictive approach becomes particularly relevant today, when the threat landscape in the Middle East is constantly changing, cyber-attacks are getting more sophisticated, and there is a need to reorient existing approaches to cyber security.

“Attackers always focus on security defence systems and challenging the established approach. Therefore, we’re flipping the switch by getting into the mind of the attacker and proactively anticipating their next moves, in order to stay ahead of the game. At the moment, the focus is on prevention, but it’s time we made way for prediction, which is the best way forward at this point. With our key technology partners, we intend to address the challenges faced by end-users not just from product or solution perspective but from the framework and policy aspect too. Time has come for industry leaders to adopt the predictive security approach rather than the preventive security approach,” he said.

Anand also said customers who have adopted the predictive mode have had fewer attacks and were less vulnerable.

“The advantage of the predictive mode is that it allows you to understand at what stage the attack is likely to happen, and therefore, allows organizations to focus on that, instead of wasting time trying to figure out what is happening, and where. Already, the response to the prediction approach has been extremely encouraging and vendors are getting ready to adapt,” he added.

“The Prediction-Prevention-Detection-Response framework is fast gaining traction in the region and Spectrami is endorsing it in a big way through this roadshow, by bringing experts to provide the complete picture. Spectrami always endeavors to stay relevant in the market and this roadshow is a major step in revolutionizing the cybersecurity industry in the Middle East,” Anand said.

Companies such as Anomali, Automation Anywhere, Attivo Networks, ExtraHop, Flashpoint, Tenable, HIVE PRO, Intel471, Micro Focus, Polarity and Feidelis have joined hands with SPECTRAMI for the roadshow that will provide an interactive platform to disseminate information and network with security decision makers from most prominent organizations in the region.

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