Mimecast to demonstrate cyber resilience techniques during GISEC 2017

by Pippa Sanderson   22 May, 2017
Mimecast to demonstrate cyber resilience techniques during GISEC 2017

Brian Pinnock, a cyber resilience expert at Mimecast.

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, announced its participation at the 4th Gulf Information Security and Conference (GISEC), which is underway now until 23 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The company is showcasing its full range of advanced email and data security services and demonstrating enhanced cyber resilience techniques at the region’s largest IT security exhibition.

“Middle East organisations saw greater volumes of attacks last year and have suffered larger losses than other regions in the world due to cyber incidents. One of the threat areas that has been mostly ignored by enterprises is email security. More than 90 per cent of cyberattacks start in emails. While email itself is seldom the end goal for the attackers, more than 70 per cent 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,” said Brian Pinnock, a cyber resilience expert at Mimecast.

“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,” Mr Pinnock added.

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.

“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 with Microsoft Office 365, advanced security still requires a defence-in-depth strategy. Mimecast protects against evolving attacks, allows organisations to keep email running during an attack and recover to a last known good state once an attack is over,” Mr Pinnock concluded.

Mimecast will be exhibiting at stand #D-20, Zabeel Halls 4,5 at GISEC 2017. Senior global executives and security experts from the company will be available to meet customers and partners and share their global experiences, expertise and successes with them.

Live hacks will be run at 12 noon and 3.00pm every day.

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