Help AG Launches Incident Response Service to Help Middle East Businesses Rapidly Identify and Mitigate Security Threats

In a move to further help Middle East enterprises enhance their resilience against advanced cyber threats, Help AG, the region’s leading cybersecurity solutions, services and consultancy provider, has launched a new Incident Response & Forensics Service. The service will empower security teams to drastically shorten the time taken for identification, response and remediation in case of incidents involving cyber-attacks, data leakage and service disruption. Additionally, the Help AG team will work to identify and provide measures to address the root cause of the incident, thereby helping prevent reoccurrence of the threat.

In 2019, the UAE and Saudi Arabia together reported the world’s second-highest cost impact from data breaches, with losses averaging a staggering US$6 million per incident according to research by the Ponemon Institute[1]. The study also found that companies that effectively contain a cyber-attack within 30 days save on average over $1 million on the total cost of a data breach.

“Cyber-attacks are an inevitability and time is the most critical element in the subsequent incident response chain. However, Middle East businesses are facing an acute shortage of cybersecurity resources which greatly encumbers their ability to detect, contain and mitigate threats,” said Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG. “Our new service offers enterprises a truly unique cybersecurity edge. With their ability to ‘think like hackers’ our team of qualified experts can rapidly identify and isolate threats, thereby enabling our clients to effectively contain the impact of an incident and maintain business continuity.”

An addition to the company’s Managed Security Services (MSS) portfolio, the new Incident Response & Forensics Service will be delivered by experts with over 10 years of experience in cybersecurity. The market-leading expertise of Help AG’s MSS division has been validated by Frost & Sullivan which presented the company with its prestigious ‘UAE Managed Security Services Provider Company of the Year’ award. When the need arises, Help AG will assign and dispatch an incident response expert, in the shortest possible time, to work with the customer to conduct analysis and evaluation of the security incident or suspected compromise, up to the identification of root cause. 

The new service was unveiled at Help AG’s flagship Security Spotlight Forum event in the UAE and several large enterprises from the regional banking, telecoms and government sectors have expressed interest in the new offering. “As the region’s trusted cybersecurity advisor, we have already successfully supported several incident response requests. With this now formalized into a comprehensive offering, our customers will have the ability to not only respond more rapidly to security incidents, but also strengthen their policies, procedures, and awareness in a bid to prevent the occurrence of these threats,” concluded Berner.


[1]https://www.ibm.com/security/data-breach

Fortinet Hits the Accelerator as Official Partner of Formula E’s BMW i Motorsport

Fortinet Teams Up with ABB Formula E Championship Team BMW i Andretti Motorsport, Reinforcing Commitment to Acceleration, High Performance and Energy Efficiency

News Summary 

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions,has joinedBMW i Andretti Motorsportas the official partnerfor their Formula E team as part of Fortinet’s commitment to accelerate innovation, high performance and energy efficiency. 

John Maddison, EVP of products and CMO at Fortinet

“Fortinet’s involvement in Formula E is a natural fit as it strongly aligns with our focus on engineering and high performance. To accelerate the processing of security and networking functions, we design our own unique security processors. These purpose-built Fortinet SPUs radically increase the speed, scale and performance of our solutions, setting industry Security Compute Rating records. We’re excited to be part of Formula E and to join forces with BMW i Andretti Motorsport team.”

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first racing series for fully-electric single-seater cars. These electric cars deliver immense acceleration and performance while pushing the development of e-mobility forward. Like Formula E, Fortinet drives digital innovation through our breadth of offerings that make up the Fortinet Security Fabric.Fortinet’s products powered by Fortinet SPUsare engineered with the same emphasis on acceleration, high performance and energy efficiency. Given these synergies, Fortinet has partnered with the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team, marking the most significant engagement with a motorsports team in the company’s history.

Accelerating CPU Performance with Fortinet SPUs 

Similar to the Formula E series, Fortinet continues to digitally innovate and set industry records for performance and speed. Fortinet SPUs outpace what is available in the market with the highest Security Compute Ratingsfor the following benchmarks:

  • Stateful Firewall throughput
  • IPsec VPN performance
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Sessions per second 

The Fortinet Family of SPUs are specially designed security processors that provide unmatched performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional CPUs, providing accelerated network security, accelerated graphics rendering and accelerated AI in the cloud. Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall appliances are powered by the following security processors:

  • Content Processor 9 (CP9): The CP9 protects applications while optimizing user experience with the least performance degradation. The CP9 works as a CPU co-processor, taking on resource-intensive security functions such as SSL/TLS decryption – including TLS1.3 – IPS and antivirus.
  • System-on-a-Chip 4 (SoC4): Fortinet’s SoC4 is a purpose-built security processor that has achieved the highest Security Compute Ratings in the industry to support customers’ WAN Edge transformation. SoC4 consolidates network and content processing functions on a single chip to deliver fast application identification, steering and overlay performance. 
  • Network Processor 6 (NP6): Fortinet’s NP6 works with FortiOS functions delivering superior firewall performance for IPV4, IPV6 and multicast traffic with ultra-low latency down to three microseconds.

5th IoT Middle East 2020 conference deep-dives into the next wave of innovations

Armani Dubai to be the venue for talks on how to generate business out of IoT, AI, ML and Intelligent automation as the adoption of IoT is expected to accelerate over the coming years

An impressive line-up of speakers will be addressing how to manoeuvre the IoT landscape for higher profits at the 5th Internet of Things 2020, held at Armani Hotel Dubai on the 24th of February, 2020.

The cross-industry C-level conference aimed at decision-makers in both the private and public sector focuses on the business aspects of digital transformation. The event brings together forward-thinking experts sharing insights on business, technology and organizational transformation to leverage new business and new eco-systems.

Attendees have the rare opportunity of networking with experts, discussing the optimization of company revenue, reducing costs, changing business models, opening up new services and markets for key stakeholders and disruptive new entrants.

According to Johan Ehrstrom, CEO of 5th IoT Middle East 2020, “Collaboration is the new competition and eco-systems will replace traditional industry boundaries. New tech like AI and ML needs the data of IoT to deliver accurate analyses and output. IoT adoption is hence expected to grow by two-digit numbers and reach $18 billion in MEA related IoT investments by 2023, as both governmental and private sector companies ramp up their digital transformation capabilities.”

“The 5th Internet of Things 2020 is a game-changing platform, attracting over 400 attendees yearly, addressing the business relevance of technology across multiple verticals. IoT Middle East 2020 is for all who are less interested in the tech-aspects, but eager to future proof strategies, grow the bottom-line impacts and set the direction for the new decade.” 

Over 30+ international and regional speakers, including executives from PwC, Evoteq, du, McKinsey, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, London Business School, Cigna, Iqvia, Haltian and PTC will take the stage and highlight novel utilization of technologies designed to shape the foundation of the future success stories. 

Participants can register on www.iot-dxb.com. Registration is now open for USD 745 for individual tickets, ask for group and management team tickets discounts.