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Cyber talent: It is more about talent than cyber!

The annual security workforce study conducted by ISC2 has found that while approximately 2.8 million professionals currently work in the cybersecurity field around the world, an additional 4 million trained workers are needed to fully bridge the skills gap and properly defend organisations against threat actors. In other words, there are simply not enough skilled […]

SentinelOne expert on defending the endpoint in the age of remote working

With many employees now working from home, organisations are exposed to a vastly increased attack surface and must re-assess their endpoint security strategies to ensure they are equipped for this new environment. Tamer Odeh, Regional Director at SentinelOne in the Middle East, tells us how enterprises can best improve their endpoint security and why prevention […]

Importance of Gi-LAN function consolidation in the 5G World

Hesham Elsherif, Principal System Engineer, A10 Networks, talks to us about the significance of combining Gi-LAN service functions to help drastically reduce the extra latency, simplify network design and operation. Today’s LTE and 4G networks have been playing an important role in supporting mobile broadband services (e.g video conferencing, high-definition content streaming, etc.) across millions […]

Harnessing data at the intelligent edge

Morten Illum, EMEA Vice President at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, shares with Intelligent CIO Middle East how enterprise organisations can successfully unlock the potential of data at the intelligent edge. Within the next two years, analyst and research firm Gartner predicts that over 50% of data will be generated at the Edge of […]

Driving sustainability alongside AI’s profitability promise

Andre N. Verdier, Managing Director, Blue Yonder Middle East, shares with us the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and why the application of the technology in the retail sector offers an appealing avenue for future competitiveness. As the Middle East’s retail sector continues to look for ways to regain momentum following COVID-19 restrictions, the application […]

Secure the Internet to unleash the full value of IoT

Per Johansson, General Manager, Robert Bosch Middle East FZE, on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how organisations and individuals can realise the full potential and value of IoT technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how we live, work and get around – our homes are becoming smarter, factories more productive, and even […]

What impact has COVID-19 had on the data breach landscape?

Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Phillip Larbey, Managing Principal for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, lays out the cybertrends which have most impacted businesses during this time. Since we launched the Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (2020 DBIR) in May, we have […]

Tackling network woes from home: The new standard for modern IT teams

Jacob Chacko, Regional Business Head – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa (MESSA) at HPE Aruba, talks about intelligent cloud-based networking that provides organisations with comprehensive visibility as they have been forced to review remote working due to the global pandemic. According to a Gartner analysis on the future of work trends 2020, the global […]

Mimecast expert on adopting a defence in depth approach for email security

Email is the top communications tool used by modern organisations, with many now shifting from on-premise to cloud-based. And while this has numerous business benefits, it also means that security must be top of mind. Werno Gevers, Regional Manager – Mimecast Middle East, tells us why organisations should look to adopt a defence in depth […]

Tips for evaluating and implementing managed detection and response

The recent shift to remote working due to the pandemic has driven more companies to embrace managed detection and response services (MDR). Jan van Vliet, EMEA VP and GM at Digital Guardian, explains why MDR services are important in today’s world. Building a cybersecurity team with the skills to leverage today’s sophisticated detection and response […]

Think 3,2,1 to protect your business against ransomware

Ransomware is a serious threat that should not be underestimated. Rick Vanover, Senior Director of Product Strategy, Veeam, tells us huge attacks have resulted in major organizations and businesses being unable to carry out responsibilities that are critical to their operations. The war on ransomware is real. In the past few years, this form of […]

Huawei expert on how AI is transforming the solar energy industry

Robin Zhu, Head of Smart PV Business in the Middle East, Huawei, outlines some emerging trends for the smart solar industry for 2025 and introduces Huawei’s latest FusionSolar 6.0+ solution. With the rapid development of ICT technologies such as AI, cloud, Big Data and 5G, Huawei has engaged with experts in the field and has […]