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Saudi Arabia Accelerating Efforts in Cyber Security.

04-29-2015 07:57 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Fleming Gulf

Leading up to the 2nd Annual Kingdom Cyber Security Knowledge Sharing Workshop in Riyadh,Fleming Gulf caught up with Bill Leigher- Advanced Solutions Director Intelligence, Information and Services at Raytheon Company, USA to analyze current and future trends in cyber security.

With cyber threats becoming more complex and indefinite, businesses have to keep up with innovative cyber security applications. No longer just an IT priority, the awareness regarding cyber securitycontinues to grow, with the top management and business owners realising the catastrophic implications of a cyber attack. For the 2nd consecutive year, Fleming Gulf will organise the Kingdom Cyber Security knowledge sharing workshop in Riyadh gathering stakeholders on a collaborative platform to address key concerns.As Gold Sponsor of the workshop, Raytheon Company will address event delegates on information assurance and good governance. Bill Leigher- Advanced Solutions Director Intelligence, Information and Services will be speaking at the summit.

Elaborating the current key concerns of their many clients in the industry and the most critical cyber threats faced by companies in the MENA region, Leigher stated, "Every company today understands the cyber security threat to systems, and the risks that are associated with destruction of data and the corruption of work systems and processes. Raytheon recently commissioned the 2015 Global Mega trends in Cyber security study ( mega trends) that asked this question to CIOs, CISOs and information securityleaders in multiple sectors. The results indicate that cyber crime is our clients’ number one concern and it’s what keeps them up at night. Looking at it regionally, the survey also indicates that the most prevalent types of Cyber threats in the MENA region in the next 3 years are expected to be; attacks using zero-day or previouslyunknown cyber exploits , socially engineered phishing attacks ,malware that targets mobile devices ,cloud
data leakage and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks”
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services.

Bill further explained that big data, forensics and intelligence based cyber solutions are gaining popularity. "The technologies that will gain the most in importance over the next 3 years are encryption for data at rest, big data
analytics, SIEM and cyber security intelligence, automated forensics tools, encryption for data in motion, next
generation firewalls, web application firewalls, threat intelligence feeds and sandboxing or isolation tools.", he
Speaking about their participation in the upcoming conference, Bill expressed their desire to help and assist organisations who have tough cyber security challenges so they can operate with confidence in cyber space. “Attendees will benefit from broader awareness of the cyber security risks and solutions available to them. All the cyber leaders attending share the mutual goal of protecting Kingdom’s companies and government systems, so they should use this event to network and build strong personal relationships which will help especially if they find themselves in a cyber crisis.”, he said.
The 2nd Kingdom Cyber Security Knowledge Sharing Workshop will lay a strong focus on the government's vision for cyber security, information assurance, security for mobile devices, forensic investigations and social engineering defenses to name a few.

Founded in 2005, Fleming Gulf is young, dynamic and has fast become one of the leading providers of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, webinars and skills enhancement training courses. Our goal is to link professionals and provide them with commercial acumen, business investment contacts and a world of opportunities. Our reach is global-spanning serving organizations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and as far as Latin America.

Sonika Mendjoge
T:+971 46091570 |

Fleming Gulf
Dubai Airport Free Zone
P.O. Box 54772
Dubai, U.A.E.

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