McAfee opens cyber defence unit in Dubai
Dubai, September 3, 2013
McAfee said it has opened its first Cyber Defence Center (CDC) in Dubai aimed at offering incident response support, assessments and security education to customers across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
The launch of the CDC, McAfee’s first worldwide, has come at the right time for the region, as businesses have witnessed numerous newsworthy attacks during the past year, stated the wholly- owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation.
The company It is expected that the CDC will be an additional tool to help protect EMEA from emerging threats as they manifest.
The governments in the region have been investing heavily in new solutions to prevent and minimize the impact of attacks and McAfee’s CDC will be working closely with key stakeholders to look for ways to improve protection.
The constantly evolving threat landscape has driven demand for sophisticated security services with strong skills and experience in the EMEA market.
The center will not only provide Emergency Incident Response and Forensics services (supported by the new McAfee forensics lab based in Dubai), but also offer unique strategic services differentiating McAfee from others in the region.
These include Contextual Threat Intelligence, Open Source Intelligence Investigations, DDos Defense Assessments, Digital Forensics and Targeted Malware Threat Analysis.
McAfee’s robust portfolio of strategic services will continue to evolve to respond to the ever-changing threat landscape to help customers stay ten steps ahead of the ‘bad guys’.The CDC team comprises of expert consultants, with more than 70 years combined experience in incident response handling across the public and private sector.
The opening of this Center means McAfee now has a significant presence in EMEA enabling it to guide enterprises on the best ways to protect assets and maximize business goals through maintaining a strong security posture, said a senior official.
“McAfee's elite presence in the region enables customers to have a connected approach to cyber security,” remarked Ayman Al-Issa, the digital oilfields cyber security advisor.
"The local, on-the-ground presence provided by the CDC will make it easier for all entities to take advantage of McAfee’s expertise and also reduce response time in the event of a crisis of any kind. McAfee once again shows leadership and solution differentiation with the opening of this new Center," he added.
“The rising frequency of outages due to hacktivist, criminal and terrorist activities has brought the security issue front of mind,” said Gert-Jan Schenk, the president of McAfee EMEA.
“Organizations must be able to deal with these attacks to minimize their impact. It is here the CDC can play an invaluable role when a crisis occurs by providing expert, experienced support through leveraging the McAfee ecosystem: Support, Labs, and Professional Services,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service