Cyber-attacks, which have been rising over the past few years, present a growing risk for business operations. Government and private sector have been repeatedly targeted by ransomware, malicious software, virus attacks and most recently by crypto jacking (unauthorized use of computer services in order to extract cryptocurrencies).
Although cyber threats are a global phenomenon the Middle East region is one of the most targeted in the world. A recent PWC survey of the region’s top CEOs highlighted that 77% of them were more concerned about cyber threats than in the previous year and 62% would be investing heavily in securing their organisations against attack. This further reinforces the fact that it has become vital for these countries to enhance cyber security and reduce their vulnerabilities to continuous cyber attack.