Saudia Cargo, Trend Micro collaborate to bolster cybersecurity resilience

Trend Micro has announced a strategic partnership with Saudia Cargo, Saudi Arabia’s national air freight carrier, to fortify its cybersecurity resilience through Trend Micro’s products, services, and solutions.

The partnership was formed through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The signing ceremony was held at Leap 2023 in Riyadh and was attended by Ahmad Mohammed Alsalem, Vice President of Business Support Services of Saudia Cargo, Hisham Malakah, Executive Director of Information Technology at Saudia Cargo, Majed Basakran, Director of IT Applications at Saudia Cargo, and Tarek Jammoul, Enterprise Sales Director of Trend Micro.

Ahmad Mohammed Alsalem, Vice President of Business Support Services of Saudia Cargo said, “Ensuring the security of our digital assets, customers, and partners is of paramount importance to us. By partnering with Trend Micro, we’re taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity and implementing the latest cutting-edge solutions to safeguard against potential threats. This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of security and protecting our stakeholders against potential breaches.”

Rasheed Al Odah, Managing Director – KSA, South UAE, Bahrain & Levant, and MEA Services Director for Trend Micro commented, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Saudia Cargo to provide the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a secure cargo platform that is fully protected by our cybersecurity solutions and services. This partnership will empower Saudia Cargo to increase its resilience to cyber threats, and protect its digital assets, customers, and partners.”

As the threat of cyberattacks continues to grow, it has become increasingly important for organisations to take action to protect themselves and their customers from potential security breaches. Through this collaboration, Saudia Cargo and Trend Micro will build a trusted platform that leverages Trend Micro’s cutting-edge solutions and experience in elevating cybersecurity resilience for global logistic providers, safeguarding not only Saudia Cargo’s digital assets, but also its customers and partners.

In 2022 alone, Trend Micro solutions detected and blocked over 28 million email threats, prevented nearly 6 million malicious URL victim attacks, and stopped around 14 million malware attacks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. By joining forces in this strategic partnership, Saudia Cargo and Trend Micro are demonstrating their joint commitment to setting a new standard for cybersecurity excellence.

Saudia Cargo is the national Saudi air freight carrier and a leading cargo airline in the Middle East. With a fleet of modern and efficient aircraft, Saudia Cargo provides world-class cargo services to more than 225 international and domestic destinations. The company is committed to delivering innovative solutions and taking proactive measures to exceed customers’ expectations and ensure the uninterrupted flow of goods and services around the world.