DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces its participation as the Cyber Security Innovation Partner of GITEX Technology Week 2016. The technology exhibition and conference, which is the largest annual ICT gathering in the Middle East, is taking place from 16 - 20 October, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

This year, GITEX's theme is "Reimagining New Realities - Cutting edge technologies and experiences", which DarkMatter identifies with strongly given that many cutting edge technologies are a result of digitization, which is an environment that needs to be secure in order to perform optimally.

The EMEA 360 Boardroom Survey conducted by Deloitte earlier this year, canvassed 271 non-executive directors across 20 countries in the EMEA region, and found growing awareness and higher priority being given to cyber security issues, as well as more focus on innovation and digitization.

Sixty percent of respondents ranked innovation as a very important issue, with product innovation gaining the most attention (63%), followed by business model innovation (49%) and digital innovation (47%). Only 9% of respondents said that their organization did not have an innovation plan, highlighting the criticality of technological advancements, which need to be properly secured in order to be effective and sustainable.

GITEX is a platform for ICT leaders to address key industry issues and exchange views with international thought-leaders, and DarkMatter chief executive officer, Faisal Al Bannai is one of the company's senior representatives set to speak at the event. During his keynote address Faisal Al Bannai will draw on examples worldwide of how private and public sectors can evolve together in order to create and sustain an optimized cyber security posture.

GITEX Technology Week is expected to attract over 140,000 visitors and more than 4,000 exhibitors. New sections added to this year's event include augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, AdTech solutions, wearables and smart fabrics, vertical farming, space technology and autonomous vehicles.

DarkMatter is staffed by tier one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies. Solutions adhere to the company's Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery, and reinforces its secure business solutions.

DarkMatter is leveraging this experience in the wider market as it looks to serve regional and international clients. The company provides a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions and services to organizations that have sophisticated security requirements, from governments and infrastructure operators to large corporations. 

DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, announced entering a partnership arrangement with Symantec Corporation to provide security solutions and services to help customers navigate the complex world of threats and cyber-crime.

DarkMatter will enable customers to leverage business opportunities, reduce costs and improve productivity through the combination of its industry expertise and Symantec's security technologies. Organizations will benefit from a comprehensive portfolio of unified cyber security services, including consultation, in the areas of Information & Threat Protection; Governance, Risk and Compliance and Threat Intelligence & Cyber Security.

DarkMatter and Symantec's relationship will provide customers in the UAE with unique, simplified, anytime, anywhere services. Furthermore, the newly developed partner portfolio will educate organizations allowing them to adhere to today's multiple cyber industry regulatory and compliance laws - crucial to mitigate against today's ever-evolving threat landscape.

Commenting on the agreement, DarkMatter chief executive officer, Faisal Al Bannai said: "DarkMatter and Symantec are collaborating to empower businesses and government agencies with strategic solutions that will help them transform their operations to reduce risk, cost, complexity as well as overcome compliance challenges."

Michael A, Brown, Symantec President and CEO said: "This relationship with DarkMatter will deliver local enterprises an unmatched combination of technology, intelligence and expertise. In addition, DarkMatter's solution and domain expertise complements Symantec's know-how in offering customized technology solutions to end-users."

With cyber attacks on the rise in the Middle East and across the world, DarkMatter and Symantec's relationship reflects an important initiative that helps organizations gain insight into threats and respond effectively to reduce their impact.

Cyber security is a fabric that is woven by threads of people, processes and technology. Today, security breaches increasingly occur due to the lack of understanding by individuals when applying secure solutions to protect business assets and critical information, or worse, when leaving equipment and work devices exposed to cyber threats.

DarkMatter is staffed by tier one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies, adhering to the company's Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery, and reinforces its secure business solutions.

Digital Magazine

Dec 2016

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