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Mimecast to spotlight the importance of the “human firewall”

Jeff Ogden, Mimecast
Jeff Ogden, Mimecast

Mimecast Limited will showcase its new cybersecurity awareness capabilities at GITEX Technology Week 2018. Following the acquisition of Ataata in July, the company will use the region’s largest technology show to introduce IT decision makers to its newest offering, Mimecast Awareness Training. The service is designed to offer memorable training content, risk scoring and real-world simulation attack scenarios.

According to Mimecast’s State of Email Security 2018 Report, 90 percent of organisations have seen phishing attacks increase or stay the same over the last year, yet only 11 percent of respondents continuously train employees on how to spot cyberattacks. At GITEX, Mimecast will focus on why building an effective human firewall is a vital component of any cyber resilience strategy.

Mimecast Awareness Training is designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organisations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees.  At GITEX, visitors will learn how they can improve their defences by measuring cyber risk training effectiveness and converting behaviour observations into actionable risk metrics. The addition of security awareness training, risk scoring and analysis to Mimecast’s portfolio, strengthens the company’s cyber resilience for email capabilities.

“Human error is involved in the vast majority of security breaches, yet ineffective security awareness training remains an issue across the Middle East region. Securely operating a business in the cloud requires new levels of IT preparedness and educating employees to be cyber-aware is key to an effective cyber resilience strategy,” says Jeff Ogden, general manager Mimecast Middle East. “At GITEX we hope to educate visitors about how awareness training shouldn’t simply be a check box action but entrenched in an organisation’s culture, so it changes employee behaviour.”

Mimecast experts will also perform a series of live hacks that demonstrate the importance of user awareness and show why organisations need to implement adequate protection against advanced cyberattacks, like spear-phishing and impersonation fraud.

“In addition to the conference speaking slot and the daily live hacks, Mimecast security experts will be available to discuss the evolving threat landscape and explain why organisations in all sectors need to rethink their approach to cybersecurity,” added Ogden.

Mimecast is exhibiting at Sheikh Rashid Hall, Stand E-10 and on the stands of key channel partners in the region, Redington Gulf, Bulwark Technologies and ixtel Technologies. Live hacks will take place daily on Mimecast and channel partner stands and on the X-Labs stage.

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