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Comguard brings cyber sec roadshow to Qatar

Dubai-based VAD hosts Cyber Security@Crossroads event in Doha

Comguard brings cyber sec roadshow to Qatar
Chauhan: Cyberspace has become a platform for political activism.

Dubai-based IT security value-added distributor Comguard today announced it recently hosted a Cyber Security roadshow in Doha, Qatar.

Information security in the Middle East and Africa region has evolved over the past few years as a result of the increasing volume and complexity of threats targeting the region. The advanced security threats of today are no longer limited to isolated network infestations but have progressed to become large-scale denial-of-service attacks and identity thefts, Comguard said in a statement.

"Cyberspace has become a platform for political activism with websites being defaced and defamed in direct retaliation against governments," said Ajay Singh Chauhan, chief executive officer, Comguard.

"The [Middle East] region was the first to experience cyber-warfare with Stuxnet and versions of Flamer impacting the energy sector. Hence, we organised the Cyber Security@Crossroads event in Doha, Qatar, to reiterate that such security threats are not to be taken lightly."

The event was used as a platform for enterprise customers and C-level executives, solution providers, and cyber security specialists to discuss challenges and opportunities brought about by the latest technology developments in information security.

Specialists from Comguard, Ixia, SafeNet and WildPackets covered new technologies and approaches and how they fit into businesses strategies. Derek Jackman, regional sales manager, MEA and EE, Ixia, presented on Network Packet Broking Architecture, and Adnan Taha, sales manager, SafeNet, gave a talk called "Secure What Matters Where It Matters". Linus Brand, technical consultant, EMEA, WildPackets spoke about proactive troubleshooting solutions.

Attendees included decision makers from KAHRAMAA, Qatar Steel, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour, DHL, Arab Democracy Foundation, Qatar Airways, QCON, Schlumberger, Supreme Judicial Council and Zakat Fund.

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