Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 57 | Page 13

UAE Cybersecurity Council and Cisco collaborate to reinforce cybersecurity national efforts

The UAE Cybersecurity Council has signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) with Cisco to strengthen cyber security strategies and efforts in the UAE . The MoU was signed at GITEX Global 2022 between Dr . Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti , Chairman of the Cyber Security Council of the UAE Government and Abdelilah Nejjari Managing Director , Gulf Region , Cisco .

“ As we continue to accelerate the UAE ’ s digital transformation agenda , the need for raising awareness of digital security is crucial in reinforcing digital trust among all sectors . Our collaboration with Cisco signifies our ongoing commitment in this direction , building and evolving our robust cybersecurity culture , which goes hand in hand with the rapid adoption of digitisation in the UAE ,” said Dr . Al Kuwaiti .
Nejjari commented : “ The rapid adoption of digitisation in the UAE has made the nation an attractive target for a wide array of cyber threats . We understand the complexity of today ’ s threat landscape and we are keen to support the UAE in addressing these challenges . We are proud of our collaboration with the UAE Cybersecurity Council that will help strengthen the country ’ s resilience and security posture amid the mounting cyber threats ”.
Check Point Software launches new global Managed Security Service Provider Programme

Check Point Software Technologies

Ltd , a global provider of cybersecurity solutions globally , has announced a new managed security service providers ( MSSPs ) programme that removes administrative burdens and empowers a partner service-led approach . With Check Point ’ s industry-leading prevention-first security operations suite , Horizon , the programme gives partners the capabilities needed for comprehensive XDR / XPR , MDR / MPR , events management and SOC certainty , while providing operational peace of mind . The MSSP program allows partners to become more profitable and organisations more secure .
“ Rapidly evolving market dynamics are fuelling growth in managed security services , and Check Point is dynamically adapting to meet that demand ,” said Frank Rauch , Worldwide Head of Channels , Check Point . “ We ’ re significantly investing in our new MSSP programme , including product features that drive MSSP interest , as well as operational improvements , training , and marketing activities . This allows for higher levels of partner growth and profitability with services-led cyber protection across network , cloud , and endpoints .”
The role of an MSSP is to deliver complete management of security systems and devices for an organisation . It should operate a security operations centre ( SOC ) providing 24 / 7 monitoring and incident response . However , with a constantly evolving threat landscape and a global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals , traditional SOC provision cannot keep up . •
Frank Rauch , Worldwide Head of Channels , Check Point