Like everywhere else, there is cyber-crime happening in the UAE. Businesses are really suffering due to breaches that are caused by the mistakes of their employees – mistakes that could have been avoided if the employees had been aware of the basics of keeping themselves secure while working.
We at Managed have been in the cybersecurity business in the UAE for nearly 10 years and we have witnessed the rapid growth of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the rest of the UAE. During this time we have also seen the impact of cyber-crime grow exponentially. Organizations are growing, adding new staff and at the same time they are adding the best in networking equipment like firewalls, IPS, IDS etc. but our experience has shown that the human being is the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain.
The different types of dangers online can take up entire blog posts. Below are just some of the threats that businesses in UAE are facing in terms of cybersecurity:
- Social Engineering
This list goes on and on, and it will continue to grow as cyber-criminals constantly create new ways to infiltrate our personal and professional lives, but there are ways to avoid catastrophe, by practicing safe computing and being aware of what one is doing online.
Over the next few weeks, we will be posting a series of cybersecurity awareness tips, blogs and tweets, informing everyone of how to stay aware with cybersecurity. Come back tomorrow for more on how to have cybersecurity and IT security awareness while we are on our computers and mobiles. Until then, take care and stay #CyberSafeUAE.