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Samer El Kodsi , Channel Sales Director , Emerging Markets , EMEA at Palo Alto Networks , said as the technology sector is advancing greatly , the knowledge and interest to learn about security is high in today ’ s generation . El Kodsi said it is important to offer attractive opportunities to help foster and develop young talent . “ Palo Alto Networks offers an interactive learning programme , Cyber A . C . E . S , which equips children aged 5 to 15 with cybersecurity knowledge on how to protect their digital future . We also offer a wider cyber academy program for local universities to integrate into their curriculum and thus educate students on new cybersecurity principles and practices . In addition , the next generation of cybersecurity professionals will also need to have a strong knowledge of data science , automation and AI as these concepts become an ever-stronger force in cybersecurity ,” he said .
Sakhnini said IT needs to be able to focus on detecting compromised events when they occur and must be able to rapidly mitigate those breaches . Juniper Networks Security Director Insights for network security management unifies visibility across the network by correlating threat detection information – including detections from other vendor products – and enables one-touch mitigation to quickly address gaps in defense .
Fortinet ’ s Penel said it ’ s clear that remote and hybrid work is now the status quo and cybercriminals will continue to take advantage of this expanded attack surface . “ To address the shift in the workforce and threat landscape , enterprises must now take a ‘ work-from-anywhere ’ approach to their security by deploying solutions capable of following , enabling , and protecting users no matter where they are located .
Juniper Networks ’ Sakhnini said with the rise of distributed workforces , organisations are experiencing a paradigm shift in the way the network edge is secured , paving the path to brand-new , cloud-based architectures at accelerated rates .
“ Extending security to every point of connection is crucial as these new architectures emerge and the transition begins . Extending visibility and enforcement to every point of connection on the network is essential . Network visibility is an important issue that security teams have struggled with . With each new connection , risk increases – especially when it comes to IoT devices . Not all connected devices can run secure operating systems , be patched or run endpoint agents ,” he said .
“ As users move between travel , office , and home , they access applications from the cloud , data centre or SaaS . Because of this continual flux , it ’ s imperative that zero trust , endpoint , and network security are all unified by a common set of APIs and integration points to ensure users can seamlessly shift from one location to another , enjoying a consistent user experience that is adequately protected with contextual security ,” he said .
Penel said that ’ s why Fortinet has launched the industry ’ s most complete solution for today ’ s WFA hybrid environments . By unifying Fortinet ’ s broad portfolio of zero trust , endpoint , and network security solutions within the Fortinet Security Fabric , organisations can secure and connect work-from-anywhere . p
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