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FEATURE : ENDPOINT FEATURE SECURITY :
He said while most CISOs and CIOs would agree that prevention is important , 100 % effectiveness is simply not realistic .
At Check Point Software Technologies Middle East Ram Narayanan , Country Manager , said CIOs are facing an array of cybersecurity challenges that impact their ability to protect the enterprise , and two of the biggest challenges are the security implications of increased telework and the cybersecurity skills shortage . Narayanan said both make monitoring and securing the endpoint more complex , driving the need for increased endpoint security . “ With employees working from home without the benefit of these perimeter-based defences , securing the endpoint is essential to securing the enterprise . However , this need to significantly overhaul their security processes and procedures could not have come at a worse time for many organisations . The cybersecurity industry is experiencing a massive skills gap , meaning that many organisations lack the staff and expertise required to effectively protect against cyber threats . As a result of
Alain Penel , Regional Vice President – Middle East , Fortinet
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