Hosts executive roundtable to address the unique cybersecurity challenges faced in today’s always-on, always-connected economy
Doha, Qatar – February 21, 2019:
Dell EMC hosted a Cyber Recovery Executive roundtable event, held at Losail International Circuit Sports Club in Doha. At this one day event, Dell EMC highlighted how the company can partner with businesses across industries to design and deliver a robust cybersecurity strategy that aligns with their objectives and IT environment.
As more organizations pursue digital transformation initiatives, they are encountering new, complex risks that are expanding their attack surface. According to Gartner, GCC nations spend 66 per cent more than the global average each time there is a data breach with the average cost of identifying and stopping a data breach typically being $3.5m in the GCC as compared to $2.1 million worldwide.
Relevant to this new era of digitization, experts at Dell EMC presented the advantages of protecting data at every point with industry leading data protection solutions. The event also provided best practices and practical guides to help businesses drive growth, protect value and remain resilient in the event of an attack.
In addition attendees were treated to a fast track racing session on the circuit with Dell EMC’s customer McLaren Automotive, to conclude the event.
Khalid Al Kuwari, Director of PMO - General Taxation Authority, Ministry of Finance, Qatar
“Cyberattacks have become a common occurrence where every business is at risk today. In light of this, we appreciate the insightful event hosted by Dell EMC which provided a comprehensive view of the company’s strategy to minimize the impact of a cyberattack, while providing speedy recovery of critical data and systems. With the company managing our security, a critical concern area for our business, we can focus on innovation, and accelerate our progress towards becoming a digitally-transformed corporate citizen of a ‘Smarter’ Qatar.”
Yousuf Abdulla Al-Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said:
“The success of Dell EMC’s Cyber Recovery Executive roundtable shows that Qatar’s CIOs understand security as the foundation of digital transformation for organisations, Smart Cities, and Qatar as a country. As a Gold-tier Dell EMC Cloud Service Provider, Ooredoo’s Security Operations Centre and secure Qatar Data Centre solutions aim to prevent cyber-threats and data breaches with the latest innovations. Qatar is leading digital business security with global partner best practices, local expertise, and training in security skills.”
Ghassan Kosta, Country Manager – Qatar, Dell EMC
“Looking at what challenges and opportunities are ahead for organizations in 2019, it is impossible for business leaders to overlook the role security and risk management play in their overall strategy. Businesses need to ensure that every part of their organization is protected and that the right protection strategies are embedded across the end to end value chain. At Dell EMC, we aim to be a trusted advisor to our customers, partnering with them right from assessing their cybersecurity landscape to ensuring that they have the infrastructure and precautionary measures in place in the event of an attack.”