Intelligent CISO Issue 13 - Page 6

news Ooredoo Kuwait signs partnership with Z Services oredoo Kuwait has announced a strategic agreement with Z Services to bring in country SaaS security services. This partnership will bring to Kuwait’s enterprises the industry’s broadest and deepest cloud-based and telco- delivered security solutions portfolio, thus enabling customers to ensure cybersecurity without the need for up- front infrastructure costs associated with on-premise security deployments. O Amine Tazi, Chief Strategy Officer at Ooredoo Kuwait, said: “We are happy to announce our strategic partnership with Z Services and become the first and only operator in Kuwait to provide affordable, easy-to-use and subscription- based cybersecurity services. “Cybersecurity is an increasingly growing business risk; by leveraging Z Services leading security solutions, we will help our customers to secure their data and users through its in-country, multi-tenant cloud security architecture that includes web, email, cloud application, unified access management, incident response and endpoint security- as-a-service. “This is a new milestone for Ooredoo’s Digital Transformation journey and towards delivering our mission of becoming the one-stop-shop provider for our customers.” 6 VENAFI SURVEY SHOWS 87% OF SECURITY PROFESSIONALS SAY WORLD IS AT CYBERWAR enafi, a leading provider of machine identity protection, has announced the results of a survey on cyberwar and offensive hacking that evaluated the opinions of 517 IT security professionals attending the RSA Conference 2019. V According to the survey, a total of 87% of respondents say the world is currently in the middle of a cyberwar. “It’s clear that security professionals feel under siege,” said Kevin Bocek, Vice President of Security Strategy and Threat Intelligence at Venafi. “With the increasing sophistication and frequency of cyberattacks targeting businesses, everyone is involved in cyberwar.” Additional findings include: • A total of 72% believe nation-states should have the right to ‘hack back’ by targeting cybercriminals who level attacks on their infrastructure • A total of 58% believe private organisations have the right to ‘hack back’ Bocek added: “Even with the most sophisticated security technology, it’s nearly impossible to be certain about attack attribution because attackers are adept at using a wide range of technologies to mislead security professionals. For many organisations, it would be better to focus on establishing stronger defence mechanisms.” Issue 13 | www.intelligentciso.com