Dubai-based STME, a leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator, is focusing on improving and increasing the number of its products and services to combat increasing cyber security threats and challenges.
A survey conducted by KPMG in 2015 on UAE organisations’ readiness and ability to respond to cyberattacks indicated that only 50 per cent of respondents had any counter attack measures in place.
Further, the survey found that around a third of these organizations had been hacked in the past 12 months, and worse, some organizations had no clued they were under attack until it was too late. Recovery time for attacked organizations was anywhere between two weeks to one month. This is not isolated to the UAE, as a PWC survey on Economic Crime in the Middle East, indicated that organizations reported cybercrime as the second highest type affecting them in 2014.
“Most cyber security attacks happen because companies lack knowledge about it or they rely on destiny, assuming that these attacks will never happen to them,” said Ayman Al Bayaa, CEO of STME. “There is also a misconception that security solutions are very costly, which is again misguided, as for each type and size of firms there will be tailor-made security solutions based on their needs and capacities. And of course, it is always less expensive and pain-free to prevent cyberattacks rather to deal with its consequences.”
To combat these cyber threats STME has, firstly, developed and is in the process of developing products and services at various cost models. Companies in the Mena region can avail themselves of STME’s security products covering networks, host, identity, database, and cloud security. Some popular services that STME offers include security management and security operation centres.
STME is providing an informative and consultancy service to their clients, both to keep them informed of the security climate in general and what options are available.
Source: Trade Arabia