Regional entities not well protected

Saudi government, Bank Muscat and RAK Bank have not had necessary measures in place to prevent hacks

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Regional entities not well protected John Spoor from WatchGuard says that there are very few enterprises in the region that are properly protected.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  August 10, 2013

It is obvious that the Saudi government, Bank Muscat and RAK Bank have not had necessary measures in place to prevent hacks, because the attacks against these entities have been very successful from the hackers point of view, said John Spoor, regional manager, WatchGuard, Middle East.

“Enterprises and government departments must have devices in place which help to protect them against blended attacks, which are people attacking using many different formats and different technologies to try and infiltrate the network,” said Spoor.

The May attacks on Saudi government websites were blended attacks and were coordinated by several people.

“I know they were doing DoS attacks and I think they were also looking to extract certain elements of information,” said Spoor.

According to Watchguard, total security is only possible if there is an IT security expert within the company who is really on top of the network and whose sole job is to secure the enterprise.

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