Cisco: ‘Security Above Everything’ at GISEC

Cisco will address the maturing and more sophisticated tradecraft by attackers and will spotlight how adversaries are evolving their approaches to exploit new technology security gaps at this year’s GISEC.  Themed, Security Above Everything, Cisco believes that organisations need to start building an industry wide culture – whether they are moving to the cloud, launching a new product, bringing on new digital devices – where security must be top of mind and integrated seamlessly into everything the organisations does. As a Platinum Partner, Cisco will address why securing networks and IT infrastructure is mission-critical for businesses to succeed today and build for tomorrow and discuss the evolving role of security. The event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from May 1 – 3, 2018.

Scott Manson, Cybersecurity Lead – MEA, Cisco said, “Cisco delivers the breadth of innovation, so network and security teams can set the pace for securing their organisations with the visibility and protection necessary for users and workloads that drive business.  Our portfolio is built on coordinated threat intelligence becoming an action to detect, prevent or respond. If we want to succeed in the fight to protect our networks, it’s time to put Security Above Everything.”

“Defenders are implementing a complex mix of products from a cross-section of vendors to protect against breaches. This complexity and growth in breaches has many downstream effects on an organization’s ability to defend against attacks, such as increased risk of losses. Today, nearly half of all legitimate security alerts are not remediated, and it’s clear that a more cohesive approach is required. Cisco’s deep and broad view of threat data across endpoint, network and cloud, through email, web, and applications means that we know more about what is trying to attack our customers and therefore how to stop it from succeeding,” Scott Manson concluded.

Ayman AbuReyaleh, Cybersecurity Lead – UAE, Cisco will address how the traditional approach to bolt on the latest vendor or product category in the hope that the patchwork quilt of solutions will keep customers secure does not and has not worked and has created a false sense of security while only delivering increased cost and complexity. Ayman will address Cisco’s ability to bring security and networking together – placing security at the heart of the matter – in the critical place it needs to be. His keynote, titled ‘Security Above Everything’ will be delivered on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4.30 PM

Cisco will be participating with its partner Alpha Data and will have security specialists and partners available at their stand in Za’abeel, Hall 5 stand B6.