Sep, 2015 : Qatar joins global movement to develop cyber security


Sep 7, 2015 - Considering the recent surge in cyber-attacks, protection of critical networks and information has become a major global concern. From being featured in UN General Assembly meeting to Premiers of India, USA and Singapore talking about it, cyber security is starting to top the agenda of national and regional priorities.

Qatar is no different as it sees cyber security as one of the three grand challenges alongside energy and water security. A significant portion of the country's ICT spend is being allocated towards developing proactive cyber security and upgrading existing infrastructure and capabilities. Recent developments such as Qatar's National Cyber Security Strategy and the establishing a National Cyber Security Center have been received positively.

One of the key aspects of all these efforts and initiatives is knowledge sharing and collaboration. To this end, French business facilitation company Naseba is hosting the 7th Edition of the Cyber Defence Summit in Doha on the 13th & 14th September 2015. The summit will serve as a high level platform for business leaders to share knowledge, network with peers and consult leading cyber security solution and service providers.

Addressing the 120 plus CIOs and CISOs attending the summit are senior representatives from Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Qatar Foundation, Qatar University, Qatar Petroleum, Maersk Oil and Doha Bank, just to name a few.

10 leading solutions and service providers – BAE Systems, Spire Solutions, Fortinet, Ooredoo, Fidelis Cyber Security, Global Security Network, StormShield, CyberRoam, Entrust Datacard and Solucom – will showcase their capabilities during the summit and help overcome the challenges.

Director of Cyber Secuirty at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Simon Goldsmith, noted “The first challenge is perception. Cyber security is seen as an IT problem for the IT department to fix. Organisations that have suffered a high profile cyber-attack have found out the hard way that treating it as a business, not an IT issue is essential.”

Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We understand the specific threats facing banks, financial companies, government, and logistics groups, and we're working to develop a full portfolio of tailored solutions to ensure Qatar's information is safe.”

“What is really exciting about such events is that it is a productive exchange of ideas that contribute to a better understanding of the cyber security landscape.” said Sanjeev Walia, CEO of Spire Solutions

“Networking and knowledge sharing are paramount to addressing the issue of cyber security as it needs to be overcome proactively and collectively. As part of Naseba's industry meetings division, we have hosted a series of ICT focused initiatives in UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia in 2014 and 2015, and are excited to be hosting the upcoming event in Qatar.” concluded Naveen Bharadwaj, Senior Project Manager at Naseba – producer of the upcoming summit.

Reads: 164 | Category: General | Source: TheHN : The Hosting News
URL source: http://www.thehostingnews.com/qatar-joins-global-movement-to-develop-cyber-security.html
Want to add a website news or press release ? Just do'it, it's free! Use add web hosting news!

Other news


Sep 7, 2015 - OnApp releases new version of its portal for VMware vCloud Air Network service providers - OnApp has released a new version of its web and mobile portal for VMware vCloud Air Network service providers.

The new portal, based on v4.1 of the OnApp Cloud platform also released today, gives service providers a highly configurable, enterprise-grade front end for a wide range of cloud services based on VMware vCloud Director 5.6 and 8.0, vCloud Air and vCenter. The addition of vCloud Air support, new monitoring and billing capabilities, new self-service capabilities, and a global marketplace module for vCloud-based services, paves the way for OnApp to become the de facto customer portal for all VMware vCloud Air Network service providers.

“More than 3,000 service providers in 93 ...
Sep 4, 2015 - Hostway launches Open-Xchange powered webmail and collaboration functionality for consumers and SMEs - Hostway Services Inc., a leading managed server and cloud hosting provider, announced the availability of webmail and collaboration packages OX Mail and OX Collaborate, powered by the popular OX App Suite software stack, to better answer the infrastructure and hosting needs of its small and medium sized business customers.

OX Mail improves how users manage email, contacts and appointments, and integrates with other services like Gmail and Hotmail. OX Mail is included in all of Hostway's web hosting packages for new customers. All existing webmail customers will be migrated over, which includes more than 358,000 customers. OX Mail and OX Collaborate are also available for purchase without ...
Sep 4, 2015 - Webair Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Services Providers - Webair, a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that it ranks among the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Penton's fifth-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 report. The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $30 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2014, up nearly 29 percent over what they reported the previous year. The full report is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

Utilizing its global network of privately-owned Tier 3 facilities in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Amsterdam, regional fiber networks, and enterprise cloud infrastructure, Webair provides customized Hybrid Cloud services to ...
Sep 8, 2015 - Blacknight Only Irish Company Offering Office 365 to SMEs - For the first time ever, Microsoft is allowing companies to provide Microsoft services directly to their customers and Blacknight is the only Irish company that has been licensed to bundle Office 365 services through their own store. This means that Blacknight customers have one less hurdle to jump in growing their online businesses.

“If you're a small business and you can get Microsoft cloud services directly from us, it will make your life easier,” explains Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon. “Depending on which of the plans you opt for you will be able to choose a variety of options for your small business success. If you're one of our new or existing customers you can sign up for Office ...
Sep 8, 2015 - Web Host Neostrada Safeguards Network with SpamExperts - Dutch web host Neostrada has implemented Outgoing Filtering from SpamExperts in the Local Cloud to safeguard their network's and their clients' reputation and prevent IP blacklisting. Neostrada is also part of the SpamExperts Hosting Partner Program. SpamExperts Outgoing Filter is a robust solution to ensure complete outbound email protection, especially useful to prevent clients inadvertently sending out virus or spam. Its immediate implementation reduced the blacklisting of internal servers. As a result, instead of dealing with de-listings, the compromised accounts are now automatically locked and can be easily cleaned up by the support desk. Due to the central control server, time spent ...
Sep 8, 2015 - Global Colocation Market is Expected to Reach $51.8 Billion by 2020 - According to a new report published by Allied Market Research titled, “World Colocation – Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 – 2020″, the global colocation market is expected to reach $51.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 12.4% during 2015 – 2020. Global colocation market for energy sector would exhibit highest CAGR of 14.3% during the forecast period.

North America has emerged as the most promising region, exhibiting a huge demand for colocation by adoption in the sectors of banking, telecom and IT sector in order to manage their dedicated data servers. In 2014, the market for colocation in North Americawas valued at $11,779.9 million and would continue to consolidate its ...