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Mimecast set to perform live hacking at GITEX

The team from Mimecast will demonstrate how customers can protect against advanced spear-phishing and whaling attacks.

Brandon Bekker, managing director at Mimecast MEA.
Brandon Bekker, managing director at Mimecast MEA.

Mimecast Limited, an email and data security company, has announced its participation at the upcoming GITEX Technology Week 2016. Working alongside its distributor, Bulwark Technologies, the company will showcase its range of email and data security services.

In particular, Mimecast will host a live hacking sessions designed to show how the company can protect prospective customers from advanced spear-phishing and whaling attacks via its Targeted Threat Protection service.

Commenting on the threat, Brandon Bekker, managing director at Mimecast MEA, said: "Our recently released research* reveals that organisations globally believe that they are their own worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity, with 45% saying they are ill-equipped to cope with the threat of malicious insiders and 90% calling malicious insiders a major threat to the organisations' security."

He added: "At GITEX 2016, our security experts will discuss the top email attack strategies being used by cybercriminals and demonstrate how these work by performing a series of live hacks for visitors at our stand. We plan to highlight how our cloud-based email security services and our capabilities of Targeted Threat Protection, help reduce the risk, complexity and costs traditionally associated with protecting email."

The company is also expected to promote Mimecast Email Security at the annual technology show, which is designed to protect against malware, spam, advanced phishing and other emerging attacks. It will also highlights its Mimecast Mailbox Continuity service, which allows employees to retain access to their emails during both planned and unplanned outages.