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‘Boundless Cybersecurity’: How SonicWall is helping to uncover unknown threats

SonicWall research has highlighted an upward trend in the frequency of several cyberattack techniques, with malicious actors preying on vulnerabilities created during the pandemic. Osca St Marthe, Executive Director Sales Engineering, EMEA, SonicWall, tells Intelligent CISO’s Jess Phillips how the company’s portfolio of re-architectured solutions and ‘Boundless Cybersecurity’ model is offering advanced solutions to organisations seeking […]


Strategies to ensure cybersecurity aligns with 2021 business objectives

The remote working model has meant more organisations have had to adapt to a hybrid workforce and creating a culture of security while building an updated cybersecurity strategy is critical. Alain Sanchez, EMEA CISO and Senior Evangelist at Fortinet, discusses some key ways to build out a robust cybersecurity plan for a hybrid workforce. Every […]


Why business analytics matters

Business analytics (BA) is the iterative, methodical exploration of an organisation’s data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Successful business analytics depends on data quality, skilled analysts who understand the technologies and the business and an organisational commitment to using data to gain insights that inform business decisions. Industry experts share insights on the types […]


Adapting to and preparing for the ‘new normal’

Hadi Jaafarawi, Managing Director – Middle East, Qualys, discusses the ‘new normal’ and how to manage vulnerabilities that this new way of working may present. A hundred years from now, historians will lack sufficient hyperbole to describe 2020. Even now, we are still trying to grasp the enormity of what’s happened. The worst public-health crisis […]


XDR — The future of threat detection and response

Yonatan Striem-Amit, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder at Cybereason, tells us how a strong XDR solution can enable us to regain the upper hand with the ability to detect, correlate and stop attacks in real-time, even across complex, ever-evolving enterprise environments. For businesses across the UAE, and the globe for that matter, one of the […]


A pandemic of cyberattacks

Babur Khan, Technical Marketing Engineer – Enterprise Security, A10 Networks, on the rising incidents of cyberattacks. In the first quarter of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc around the globe. The coronavirus is continuously evolving and presenting new challenges. In addition to the direct effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also saw a […]


How next generation financial services platforms are driving global financial inclusion

Next generation tools that provide essential financial services are becoming a powerful force for change by driving financial inclusion in developing economies, writes Andy Jury, CEO at Mukuru. With the World Economic Forum warning of a deepening digital divide that will ultimately exacerbate global inequality, the role of intuitive digital financial services platforms in bridging […]


Skills shortages are only part of the talent problem facing SOCs

The quality of communication in the workplace has lessened in recent months due to the chaos caused by the pandemic. Richard Cassidy, Senior Director Security Strategy EMEA at Exabeam, considers some of the important foundational factors that can directly impact talent retention in today’s SOC teams and says a strong sense of community and belonging […]


Finding the perfect balance between sustainability and performance

Andy Connor, Channel Director, EMEA, Subzero Engineering, discusses the need for data centre leaders to become more aware of the environmental consequences of their digital footprint and how best to monitor it as demand for sustainable operations places more pressure upon the industry. In 2020, the Uptime Institute’s, Andy Lawrence stated: ‘The average power usage […]


International Women’s week: Empowering the developing workforce

To celebrate International Women’s week, Ping Identity has gathered the thoughts of some of its female employees to glean why being a woman in the field of technology/security can make a difference to its future development and drive gender-blindness. What appealed to you most about a career in the technology/security industry?  I was just drawn […]


Editor’s Question: How can CISOs manage expectations and keep pace with emerging trends?

BT Security has published the results of a global survey which canvassed the opinions of over 7,000 business leaders, employees and consumers from across the world. The research, conducted in partnership with Davies Hickman Partners, found that in a rapidly changing business environment, the role of the CISO has hugely expanded in its scope and […]


Building a cybersecurity strategy for the long haul

Richard Cassidy, Senior Director Security Strategy EMEA, Exabeam, discusses why the short-term mindset of the cybersecurity industry needs to change and how the future isn’t as uncertain as some would have you believe. The cybersecurity industry has a problem with long-term commitment. Too often, CISOs and CIOs become fixated on the discovery of new threats […]