Cybersecurity Fintech Middle East & Africa

Darktrace, Recorded Future, ManageEngine and FireEye Partners with Finnosec

As the world has evolved to a “New Normal” way of living, Cyber Security Experts have been charged to remain alert as a result of the increased opportunities available for hackers due to work-from-home policies being stretched to unplanned levels.

The 2021 edition of Finnosec Middle East lives up to its repute of being the Leading Summit on Financial Security and Cyber Resilience in the GCC Region.

At the virtual event the array of excellent Speakers present took turns to share insights on how the pandemic has completely disrupted the Financial Services Sector perception and planning around strategic, operational, technological and financial risks. The uprising cyber threats call for emerging cyber resilience. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence are currently being infused with cybersecurity strategies to promote ICS cyber security-oriented initiatives that will lay a roadmap to safeguard the BFSI Industry against the ever-evolving cyber threats.

There was also an interactive Q & A segment after each presentation and panel to further drill down to answer more specific questions from delegates. There were also available goodies to be won, which was powered by the Event Sponsors.

“As it relates to the need for a more nuanced method of combatting Cyber-attacks AI plays a crucial role”, Roly Stride, Regional Director, MENA at Darktrace highlighted this at the virtual event.

As A Karthik, Chief Evangelist at ManageEngine made his presentation, he said that “One of the ways to overcome threats and improve IT Efficiency is by making business-critical applications available”.

“Threat intelligence should be used in making decisions in managing threats and mapping your controls to your attack framework”, Harri Sylvander, Senior Consulting Manager, Mandiant, A FireEye, Inc. Company had this to say at the event.

“Instilling the culture of placing the total responsibility of cybersecurity within an organisation is not a one-size-fits-all approach”, Mohamed Saad Mousa, Group-Information Security Manager IKEA KSA/Bahrain highlighted this at the event.

In conclusion, at a panel session, Mohammed Alshaghdali, CISO, Hala Saudi Arabia said ” The method of instilling #Cyberseurity awareness is by using the top-to-bottom approach”.

Darktrace is an AI company that specialises in cyber defence. The company was established in 2013 and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, US with over 44 offices worldwide.

Recorded Future is a leading threat intelligence company. The company specialises in the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of threat intelligence.

ManageEngine prioritises flexible solutions that work for all businesses, regardless of size or budget. They craft comprehensive IT management software with 90+ products and free tools, which covers everything your IT needs, at affordable prices.

FireEye has been involved in the detection and prevention of major cyber-attacks. It provides hardware, software, and services to investigate cybersecurity attacks, protect against malicious software, and analyse IT security risks.

The Conference Producer, Exibex is a market leader in knowledge-based conferences, managed events and business consulting. The team provides innovative and interactive networking platforms to foster engagement with C-level communities for global corporations.


  • Gina is a fintech journalist (BA, MA) who works across broadcast and print. She has written for most national newspapers and started her career in BBC local radio.

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