Kaspersky, Saudi Technology Control to combat cyberattack

Saudi Arabia is currently developing digitization and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain, fintech and 5G across its public and private sector

  
A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017.

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017.

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RIYADH: Global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has signed a strategic agreement with Technology Control Company, a security services, digital services and big data company in Saudi Arabia, at the @Hack Infosec Conference 2021.

The managed security service provider agreement was marked at the conference, one of Saudi Arabia’s most anticipated information-security events of the year.

The move is in line with Technology Control Company’s commitment to providing its customers in Saudi Arabia with enhanced managed security services.

Mohamad Hashem, country manager at Kaspersky, told Arab News how new technologies increased the risk and exposure to cyberattacks by opening new avenues of attack.

“Taking this into account, Kaspersky is delighted to expand and strengthen Technology Control Company’s portfolio and offer customers in Saudi Arabia the most effective prevention, detection and response capabilities to the market,” he said.

“Our innovative solutions and extensive expertise will ensure that our customers in the region receive the best data protection possible via a trusted local technology and service provider,” he said.

Technology Control Company will be offering Kaspersky’s resources and services such as Security Operations Center consulting, security assessment, awareness and training.

The Kingdom is currently developing digitization and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain, fintech and 5G across its public and private sector.

As the country continues its road to digitization and adoption of these technologies, Kaspersky expects a steady rise in cyberattacks.

The partnership will play a key role in navigating these risks by helping Technology Control Company deliver security monitoring, incident response, threat hunting, threat intelligence, managed detection and response, security assessment and security awareness services in a cost-efficient, scalable and flexible way.

Technology Control Company’s customers in Saudi Arabia will be able to subscribe to next-generation SOC services based on solutions in line with global industry standards. Providing training such as incident response, malware analysis and digital forensics is another essential element of the alliance.

Hashem expressed his excitement about participation at @hack event and said that this was the first time the event was being held outside the US.

“Of course, we had to be a part of this great event because Kaspersky is one of the leading companies in the cybersecurity realm, and we are glad to be here,” Hashem said.

He said that the company had signed an initiative with Cyberkids to help promote a better understanding of cybersecurity.

Muhammad Alwashmi, security services director at Technology Control Company, said that they were glad to partner with an international company with worldwide exposure and intelligence specific to the region.

“This agreement will support and provide our customers with premium protection to their businesses through the best solutions available in the market. Having Kaspersky on board will contribute to our success, and we are looking forward to a prosperous collaboration,” Alwashmi said.

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