stc’s technical arm in cybersecurity, the ‘Advanced Technology and Cyber Security Company’ (sirar) revealed that the number of cyber-attacks prevented since the start of 2020 reached over 71,000 attacks and 14 million malicious ‘phishing’ emails.
A subsidiary of stc Group, sirar supports its strategy for growth in new paths and enables digital transformations, as well as covers the growing demand for digital services, and keeps up with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, especially in light of the exceptional circumstances accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saudi Arabia ranks 37th among the countries most targeted by cyber-attacks, which has led many companies and government sectors to resort to digital solutions in order to maintain business workflow. Recent estimates suggest the global cybersecurity market to touch $281.74 billion by 2027. ‘sirar’, which focuses the public sector, companies and SME, provides advanced cybersecurity services and solutions. Being the largest platform in the Kingdom and within the region with a capacity of more than 1.5 terabytes, it has managed, with national capabilities, to repel advanced cyber-attacks.
sirar recently signed a strategic agreement with Telefonica, a leading telecommunications company in the field of digital transformation, to exchange knowledge and adopt best practices in the field of cybersecurity management as well as cooperation in the technical solutions of the cloud services, the internet, and big data, while working to enhance cooperation and develop new products and services in the field of technology and cybersecurity.