GBM launches cyber defense program GBM Shield in Kuwait

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has announced the launch of GBM Shield, its most comprehensive cybersecurity offering to date. GBM Shield was introduced to regional organizations at the flagship GBM Security Summit held in Kuwait City.

Developed to address evolving security challenges that regional organizations face due to the sophisticated threat landscape, the GBM Shield cyber defense program taps into GBM’s extensive experience and local know-how, while also providing 24/7 access to GBM’s uniquely skilled team of security professionals. In a holistic approach to cybersecurity, the program is risk-driven rather than technology-driven, thus enhancing existing technologies within an organization to elevate its security and cyber resiliency and increase the returns on security investment.

Wassim Seliman, General Manager at GBM Kuwait, said: “In the last few years, we have seen the technology landscape in Kuwait evolve like never before. With big leaps in the country’s digital transformation, and increased adoption of technologies such as cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI), we are seeing increased sophistication in cyber threats and wider impact on an organization’s operations.

“Our direction at GBM has always been to think ahead and prepare businesses for the coming years, and we are committed to being the trusted advisor to organizations as they develop their cybersecurity programs and supporting their digital adoption in line with Kuwait 2035 vision. Through GBM Shield, organizations can easily overcome the complexities, budget constraints and other challenges that come with implementing a cybersecurity program, and benefit from GBM’s security experts who can adapt the program based on their evolving needs.”

GBM had recently announced the acquisition of majority shares of Coordinates Middle East, a regional Managed Detection & Response firm headquartered in Dubai. GBM Shield will be powered by Cor., Coordinates’ innovative platform that enables integration, automation, and orchestration across any technology to provide defense-grade services to enterprises of all sizes.