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The light at the end of the tunnel: Business resilience post COVID-19

Working from home has resulted in cybersecurity challenges. Johan Pellicaan, Vice President and Managing Director at Scale Computing EMEA, explains what companies can do to face these challenges. COVID-19 has undoubtedly acted as a monumental turning point for organisations globally. Pressured to respond at speed to government-imposed lockdowns, businesses rushed to deploy remote working models […]


VIDEO: Digital Forum – Post-summer 2020 trends in the Middle East region

In this Digital Forum, we hear from: Glyn Yates, Principle Consultant and Regional Lead, GTM International Tarek Kuzbari, Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa at Cybereason Paul Potgieter, Managing Director at Dimension Data Mark Ackerman, Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa at ServiceNow We discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the Middle […]


Managing security budgets for peak performance

Gartner, a world-leading research and advisory company, has forecasted worldwide security and risk management spending growth to slow but remain positive in 2020. Worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services will continue to grow through 2020, although at a lower rate than previously forecast, according to Gartner. Information security spending is […]


Five leadership maxims for today’s cybersecurity leaders

Curating a highly skilled, capable and resilient workforce is the key to success when leading a team. M.K. Palmore, VP, Field Chief Security Officer for Palo Alto Networks, discusses five ways to become a strong leader of today. Leadership is at the centre of every success and failure in business. At a time of crisis, […]


Subex expert on the cyberthreats facing manufacturers

Attacks on manufacturing organisations can be particularly disruptive and, with the ongoing convergence of IT and OT systems, it’s critical that CIOs take steps to secure their critical infrastructure. Vinod Kumar, CEO, Subex, tells us about the challenges facing manufacturing firms and how they can get ahead of attackers. Can you tell us about some […]


Risk and trust – The role of threat hunting in business

Threat hunting is the acknowledgement that no system can be considered 100% secure. Matt Gangwer, Senior Director, Managed Threat Response, Sophos, and Greg Iddon, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Managed Threat Response, Sophos, offer their advice on how to approach threat hunting for your business. Whether it is written down or not, every business has the […]


Experts discuss managing data explosion as Digital Transformation takes hold

Data is, without a doubt, extremely valuable and is becoming more so as Digital Transformation dominates the technology industry. Its growth in terms of sheer volume is causing IT leaders to become concerned as they are tasked with storing, preserving and managing the data. A resulting concern is unavoidably, cost. Businesses across the globe are […]


Successful HR from the home office

Tips and learnings from the Coronavirus crisis by Glyn Yates, Country Manager IMEA, Matrix42. The upheavals caused by the Coronavirus crisis show us what the future of work could look like and how important digitalisation is. This also applies to the HR department. Over the past few weeks, many HR departments have experienced what it […]


Green IT — a sustainability strategy for Middle East innovators

As the amount of data inflates exponentially, more and more data centres are being established to serve this Digital Transformation. Patrick Smith, EMEA Field CTO, Pure Storage, discusses ways of reducing the environmental impact caused and how to manage the pressure to deliver sustainable IT operations. Green initiatives are nothing new in the Middle East, […]


The Domain Game: How email attackers are buying their way into inboxes

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the current climate, targeting remote workers via email in a bid to obtain the ‘keys to the kingdom’. Dan Fein, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace, tells us why organisations must take a new approach to email security to tilt the scales in favour of the defenders. It is by […]


Addressing common issues CIOs face when managing entirely remote workforces

COVID-19 has posed an abundance of challenges for business leaders which they must face head-on as the pandemic takes hold. Prasad Ramakrishnan, CIO, Freshworks, explains how CIOs are adapting in order to offer flexible working and to maintain smooth business operations during the current circumstances. As global economies continue in the fight against COVID-19, millions […]


The five business imperatives of 5G

Business leaders must operate with business imperatives in mind and one of these should be taking a structured and considered approach to 5G. James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint, discusses the benefits of 5G adoption and how it can serve to minimise disruption caused to operations during such uncertain times. The current crisis has undoubtedly had […]


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