Barracuda GISEC participation to focus on enabling Middle East businesses secure web apps and email

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In line with cybersecurity risks outlined in its latest spearphishing report, Barracuda announced that its participation at the upcoming edition GISEC, taking place in Dubai from 21 to 23 March 2022, will centre around the theme ‘Securing Applications and Email’. The company, which earlier this year announced its partnership with Finesse, a global system integration company, will participate together with this regional partner and intends to showcase to customers how Finesse’s expertise in digital transformation, complemented by the power and simplicity of Barracuda’s cybersecurity solutions portfolio, can enable them to reduce cybersecurity risk on their digital journeys.

Outlining key objectives of his organisation’s participation at GISEC 2022, Toni El Inati – RVP Sales, META & CEE, Barracuda Networks said, “We will be collaborating with our new partner Finesse to raise awareness of our partnership through our participation at GISEC. Given that we have new cybersecurity professionals who have recently joined our regional team, we will also utilise the show as an opportunity to introduce them to existing customers and partners. We are eager to engage with all industry stakeholders to get a deeper understanding of the latest market requirements and developments. In the end, what we hope to accomplish is meaningful engagements that enable us to collaborate with a wider number of customers and partners.”

The 7th edition of Barracuda’s ‘Spear phishing: Top Threats and Trends’ report revealed that phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are among the top three social engineering attacks, accounting for 51% and 9% of the 2021 total respectively. To enable GISEC attendees to effectively counter these threats, the company will showcase Barracuda Total Email Protection, a suite of powerful security solutions that offer protection against a wide range of email threats, at the event.

The report also showed that through 2021, cybercriminals compromised approximately 500,000 Microsoft Office 365 accounts. Having recently announced the regional availability of its Cloud-to-Cloud Backup solution from Microsoft’s cloud data centres in the UAE, the company will use GISEC as a platform to raise awareness around this solution that delivers a fast search and restore experience for Office 365 data, including Teams, Exchange Online, SharePoint, and OneDrive.

Further research by Barracuda has shown that 72% of organisations have been breached through web applications. With applications becoming a primary interface between consumers and the businesses they engage with, securing these critical interfaces is paramount. Through its participation at GISEC, Barracuda intends to demonstrate how its Web Application Firewall (WAF) and WAF-as-a-Service offerings help organisations secure their web applications from OWASP Top 10 threats, DDoS, bots, zero-day, and client-side attacks.

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