Microsoft highlights intelligent Cloud Solutions

Microsoft marked its presence as the Cloud Security Partner at the 7th Regional Cybersecurity (RCS) Summit in Kuwait, a key event hosted by the Communications and information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA). The Summit was attended by over 250 guests from across the Middle East to discuss partner and form new ideas, policies and present the latest technological advancements that can help in battling cyber coercions.

“The fourth industrial revolution is upon us and is transforming the way we work and live”, said Eng. Salim Al Ozainah, Chairman and CEO, CITRA. This calls for a significant need of cybersecurity to be on the agenda of every organization in the country and the wider region. The RCS Summit is a cornerstone of our effort to create shared learning and dialogue regarding cybersecurity challenges and facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, solutions, and emerging practices that could improve security posture in the region. We commend the efforts of partners like Microsoft for their participation in this event and sharing the best practices to empower governments and organizations take the right security measures.”

The RCS Summit covered keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and technology showcase & demos to enhance the knowledge and understanding of all delegates and attendees to deal with various aspects of Cyber threats and digital security issues.

Mohamed Zayed, Cybersecurity Lead for Microsoft Kuwait, delivered a keynote session titled ‘The Culture Transformation for Identities and Information Protection in a Cloud Era’ that was focused on how organizations can improve their security by moving to the intelligent cloud, adopting modern platforms, and embracing comprehensive identity, security and management solutions to drive a secure digital transformation. He also highlighted the importance of building a culture of Data and Information security across the organisations.

Microsoft spends $1 billion annually on cybersecurity R&D; to protect its customers with constant vigilance; through the some of the industry’s most trusted practices. With the recent uptake in demand for its trusted cloud services, Microsoft earlier this year announced that it will deliver the secure, flexible and intelligent cloud for its regional customers through two dedicated cloud datacenters, one in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi; catering specifically to enterprises in the Middle East.

“The past few years have seen a rise in cyber attacks in the region and around the world”, said Charles Nahas, General Manager, Microsoft Kuwait. “Organizations must act now to secure their business environment and protect their customers. A holistic approach to security is key and must involve and end-to-end solution from the cloud to the edge, by a trusted provider. Microsoft has placed trust at the core its organization, and we build security from the ground up in our solutions to deliver the promise of guarding the digital estates of our customers, while they continue to achieve more with no boundaries. The RCS Summit is an ideal platform for us to highlight how our security technologies work in concert with each other to deliver a holistic security platform.”