Mimecast demos cyber resilience techniques at GISEC 2017

Mimecast has announced its participation at the 4th Gulf Information Security and Conference (GISEC), which is being held from May 21st to May 23rd, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Mimecast demos cyber resilience techniques at GISEC 2017
Brian Pinnock, Mimecast

During the event, the company plans to showcase its full-range of advanced email and data security services and demonstrate enhanced cyber resilience techniques at the region’s largest IT security exhibition.

“Middle East organisations have seen greater volumes of attacks last year and have suffered larger losses than other regions in the world due to cyber incidents,” said Brian Pinnock, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast. “One of the threat areas that has been mostly ignored by enterprises is email security. More than 90 percent of cyber-attacks start in emails. While email, itself, is seldom the end goal for the attackers, over 70 percent of these attacks lead to other systems in the network. These email attacks predominantly feature techniques such as spear-phishing, ransomware and impersonation of key employees.”

As part of its GISEC 2017 activities, Mimecast will demonstrate Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection, which helps defend against malicious links, weaponised attachments, impersonation attacks and data loss or malware from internally-generated emails.

“At GISEC 2017, we plan to make visitors aware of the top cyber-attack techniques being adopted by cybercriminals and demonstrate how to defend against these attacks and human errors. Apart from showcasing our advanced email security services that help protect against spear-phishing, ransomware and impersonation attacks, we will also be discussing cyber resilience strategies that focus on ensuring continuity during an attack and fast recovery after a threat is neutralised,” Pinnock added.

Pinnock further highlighted that Mimecast believes that email security is critical to ensure cyber resilience against targeted attacks and IT failure. “As email moves to the cloud such as Microsoft Office 365, advanced security still requires a defense-in-depth strategy. Mimecast protects against evolving attacks, allows organizations to keep email running during an attack and recover to a last known good state once an attack is over,” he said.

Mimecast will be exhibiting at stand #D-20, Zabeel Halls 4,5 at GISEC 2017.



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