Gulf companies are not equipped to meet the new levels of e-threats




In conjunction with the growing level of complexity of the global e-attacks, Gulf companies now need to be prepared enough to face the newer and more sophisticated levels of threats, according to warnings issued by Kondo Brocago, consulting firm for information technology and headquartered in Dubai.

The results of the report, “the security threats of the Internet” newly issued by Symantec, the company specializes in the design and development of protection and information security software, that despite the decline in e-mail malicious messages by 14%, and the decline goals rate of 20%, but the fraud and forgery intensive attacks and highly targeted increased by 8% during 2014.

At the level of the United Arab Emirates alone, targeted attacks increased by 400% during 2014, and that less than 1% of the world total, to about 5%. Moreover, the rate of response companies from five days time rose in 2013, to 59 days during 2014. These results confirm the growing levels of intelligence when cybercriminals and hackers, as well as the high level of the difficulties faced by institutions in order to protect their data effectively against These advanced attacks.

In this context Sawitha Bhaskar, Chief Operating Officer of the Kondo Brocago company said: “Despite the growing level of complexity of cyber attacks, but many of the information applied in the Gulf companies security strategies are still limited to basic defensive tactics, what presents the business, the parties involved high risk.” .

Based on the results of the report, “the security threats of the Internet”, the year saw the 2014 display companies worldwide to 24 attack from zero hour virus attacks, a rate higher cyber attacks recorded in history until this moment, and came on top of this list of attacks 5 attacks did not companies able to respond to it only after the passage of 295 days from the date of the attack. In addition, non-targeted attacks increased by 26% over the year, and in light of the launch of 317 million new version of the malware.

As cyber criminals continue to improve their strategies offensive through the acquisition of advanced technologies, in order to avoid detection, as well as the use of the infrastructure for companies to penetrate the security defenses.

These large developments in techniques and methods of attack have led to a growing number of attacks on large institutions. And by reference to the findings of Symantec Corporation, the 5 of every 6 giant companies it was attacked by Internet hackers professionals during the year 2014, representing an increase TONGS 40% from what it was in 2013.

Sawitha Bhaskar Turning to this point by saying: “Cybercriminals looking for information that reflect the monetary value and can be sold. For this important and serious data, instead of approaching the large enterprises which are often equipped with tight security measures, the cyber criminals to attack small businesses that enjoy free access to this information, and that allocate limited budgets of the measures and security measures, including supply companies and partners.

It is important that companies of all sizes to secure adequate protection against direct and indirect electronic attacks on both, as well as large organizations assess security procedures followed by the supply companies and partners carefully. ”

Based reported by Kondo Brocago company experts, the threats of cyber attacks has become more dangerous now than it has ever been, and that in light of the growing Internet technologies emerging things amid regional initiatives, which calls for cities to pursue smart policies. This, cybercriminals are aware how important the size and value of the data that are created daily, exposing the region to danger institutions directly.


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