Nozomi Networks has announced its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2019, to be held from October 6—10, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The company will showcase its real-time industrial control system (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT) network visibility products and demonstrate how they can be integrated into existing platforms, such as Fortinet’s Network Access Control (FortiNAC) at the region’s biggest ICT exhibition.
“As IT and operational networks become more interconnected across the UAE and elsewhere, the attack surface for cyber threats has also expanded. Nozomi Networks arms enterprises with proactive tools, delivering OT visibility, threat detection and insight within a single solution to hundreds of thousands of critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation and other industrial devices worldwide. GITEX Technology Week 2019 offers the perfect platform to showcase these tools to an audience of targeted customers and partners from across the region visiting the exhibition to scout for the latest technologies,” says Marcus Josefsson, Nozomi Networks Director – Middle East, Africa & Russia.
Half of all organization leaders polled in the Nozomi sponsored SANS 2019 State of OT/ICS Cybersecurity Report rate their ICS security threat as high or severe. The daunting number reinforces the fact that even as Middle Eastern and global organizations make OT cybersecurity a priority, cyber-attacks and data breaches continue to rise and are evolving as OT and IT converge and organizations adopt mobile and wireless capabilities. Unprotected devices, nation-states/hacktivists, and internal accidents rank as the top three threats, followed by IT integration and external risks arising via supply chain or partner interface.
Nozomi Networks will use its participation at GITEX Technology Week to educate customers on the shifting threat landscape as organizations embrace the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). “Cybersecurity challenges are expanding as ICS boundaries become broader, interwoven and interdependent, exchanging information with myriad other systems and processes. Challenges in this area include mobile and wireless devices, as mobile applications replace engineering workstation applications, and wireless communication is more widely used to transfer data from sensor networks,” Mr. Josefsson concludes.
Nozomi will be participating with Fortinet on their Stand SR-C10 in Sheikh Rashid Hall at GITEX Technology Week 2019. Visitors will be able to see firsthand demonstrations of the company’s ICS security solutions and meet with cybersecurity experts at the stand with a view to understanding how emerging threats could compromise local business in the Middle East.