Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021
With the Gulf landscape increasingly going tech-savvy, it is important that organisations change their mindset regarding spending on the right technologies to deal with cybersecurity breach. According to an annual survey conducted by the Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the region’s IT solutions provider, 41 per cent of Gulf-based enterprises admitted to being breached at least once in the last 12 months, in comparison to 28 per cent in 2016.

Gulf firms require to alter method to enhance cybersecurity: Survey

Muscat – 

With the Gulf landscape increasingly going tech-savvy, it is crucial that organisations modify their mindset concerning spending on the proper technologies to deal with cybersecurity breach. According to an annual survey performed by the Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the region’s IT options provider, 41 per cent of Gulf-primarily based enterprises admitted to getting breached at least as soon as in the final 12 months, in comparison to 28 per cent in 2016.

The findings had been supplied as component of the seventh edition of its annual cybersecurity study not too long ago. This year’s survey focused on cybersecurity in the company atmosphere, and revealed how regional businesses are implementing their cybersecurity technique. Only 31 per cent of regional organisations had been concerned about detection and response to attacks.

Meanwhile, 62 per cent of respondents stated that they had been probably to utilise Artificial Intelligence for securing their organisations. “We have seen a large number of high-profile cyberattacks this past year and this is a trend that isn’t looking to slow down. Despite the constant stream of security updates and patches, attacks are growing increasingly common. It is crucial for organisations to understand that preparation against a security breach should not be purely focused on preventative tactics, but rather it is important to invest in resources that aid in detection and response,” mentioned Hani Nofal, vice president of Intelligent Network Solutions, Security and Mobility at GBM.

The safety survey also revealed that up to 79 per cent of respondents believed their business at present has an successful safety technique programme in location. The majority of respondents also reported their business had not skilled a safety incident in the final 12 months.

The survey polled more than 600 executives and IT specialists from a variety of industries in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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