Nozomi Networks to highlight critical infrastructure focused OT and IoT security solutions at GITEX


Nozomi Networks, the leader in operational technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security, is returning to the eagerly awaited GITEX Technology Week, with the intent to educate visitors about growing vulnerabilities stemming from the rapid convergence of OT and IT systems in an increasingly digitalised world. GITEX Technology Week 2022 will take place from 10-14 October at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE.

The technology-focused event will also serve as a platform for Nozomi Networks to demonstrate its new subscription-based Threat Intelligence Feed, which can now be used with third-party cybersecurity platforms. The continuously updated feed provides data on malicious IP addresses or URLs, new indicators of compromise (IOC) signatures, threat sources, malware hashes, and methods and tactics to gain system access. It serves as a comprehensive security feed for OT and ICS applications, with new use cases and tools to improve defenses against new and emerging threats.

“GITEX Technology Week is one of the premier technology exhibitions in the Middle East, and we are excited to make a return as the threat landscape evolves and gives businesses new challenges to overcome. Digital transformation offers a myriad of advantages to organisations but, unfortunately, it also makes them potential targets for regional and international threat actors including hackers, nation-state threat actors and cybercriminals. We are eager to hold strategic discussions on critical infrastructure cybersecurity with existing and new customers on IT, OT and IoT, and how organisations can develop and adapt their security frameworks to mitigate emerging threats,” said Bachir Moussa, Regional Director – MEAR, Nozomi Networks.

Nozomi Networks can be found with partners Oregon Systems and StarLink, and will highlight its full portfolio of internationally proven OT and IoT security solutions, and the benefits offered to critical infrastructure operators and owners. In its Digital Trust Insights 2022 report focused on the Middle East, PWC stated that organisations know that cyber risks are increasing, with more than 43% of its 3,602 survey respondents expecting a surge in reportable incidents next year above 2021 levels. The report cautioned that “ever more sophisticated attackers are plumbing the dark corners of systems and networks, seeking – and finding – vulnerabilities”.

Airports, automotive, building automation, chemical, food, logistics, manufacturing, smart cities, transportation, and water are key verticals increasingly leveraging IoT platforms and IT to find new efficiencies, effectively address market and user demands, and reduce costs. As part of their digital evolution, organisations must secure their digital assets against all manner of local and global cyber threats.

In line with GITEX’s key theme of ‘Enter the Next Digital Universe’, Nozomi Networks will showcase how it can facilitate and support the transition into the next digital universe by protecting critical infrastructure, as well as industrial and government organisations from existing and emerging cyber threats.

“The ‘Next Digital Universe’ is one where everything is smart and interconnected. Despite the benefits and ease of these connections, the sheer volume of sensitive and critical information available in the digital sphere, and how accessible it is, leaves individuals and organisations more vulnerable than ever. In response to these evolving threats, we recently announced our Threat Intelligence Feed subscription service, which can be used outside or independent of our Guardian and Vantage platforms with third-party security platforms. It allows customers to leverage a single, unified feed of threat intelligence across other layers of their security stack, once they have subscribed,” added Moussa.

He continued, “With over 57 million OT, IoT and IT devices already under our watchful protection, organisations can rely on us to minimise risk and complexity, while maximising operational resilience through solutions that deliver exceptional network and asset visibility, threat detection, and real-time insights for OT and IoT environments.”

Today Nozomi’s Solutions secure several of the world’s largest organisations including: 9 of the Top 20 Oil & Gas companies; 7 of the Top 20 Pharma firms; 5 of the Top 20 Mining organisations, and 5 of the Top 20 Utility providers worldwide. The company’s current installed base numbers are over 5,000 and monitors over 57.2-million OT, IoT and IT devices. The company has also maintained 100% customer retention as verified by Gartner Peer Insights™.

At GITEX Technology Week, Nozomi Networks’ team of senior executives and cybersecurity experts will be available onsite to share more information about its Threat Intelligence Feed with potential customers, as well as provide interactive demonstrations of other solutions.

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