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McAfee demonstrates cyber attack lifecycle at GITEX

Security company educates delegates on incident response, forensics

McAfee held two cyber crime workshops during GITEX.
McAfee held two cyber crime workshops during GITEX.

Cyber Security mainstay McAfee held two workshops on the cyber attack lifecycle at GITEX TECHNOOGY WEEK 2013, to demonstrate the impact of cybercrime using real life case studies. The workshops were attended by executives from the public and private sectors.

"An average of 3000 computers per week in the UAE connect to a botnet, awaiting instructions to be used in an attack, or information is stolen from these computers," said Hamed Diab, regional director, MENA, McAfee.

"We organise such workshops to raise awareness among all our stakeholders, customers and individuals on the best ways to keep their information safe from cyber attacks.

"The Middle East is witnessing an increase in cybercrimes targeting various sectors. We urge all government and private sectors to invest in solutions to prevent and minimize the impact of attacks. To serve that matter, McAfee has recently launched its first Cyber Defence Centre in Dubai to offer incident response support, assessments and security education to customers across the EMEA region".

The two workshops showcased the development of cyber attack lifecycles and the latest methods used by cyber criminals to infiltrate the networks and information databases. The workshops also demonstrated the latest preventive solutions against sometimes destructive cybercrimes.

The aim of the workshops was to share Intel-owned McAfee experts' knowledge and experience in the field of cybercrime and its prevention by means of incident response and forensic practices.