Securing Cyberspace: Demes Strouthos interviewed at GISEC 2022
Security Advisor ME talks to the ESET Middle East General Manager about the company's presence at GISEC along with its Products and Solutions portfolio being showcased this year.
Demes Strouthos, General Manager of ESET Middle East talked to Security Advisor ME recently to introduce the company’s presence at GISEC Global 2022, lauded as the Arab world’s unrivalled cybersecurity business event.’
According to Demes, ESET’s APT solutions are witnessing rapid adoption across organizations of all business sizes and industry segments. At GISEC, ESET showcased ESET Inspect, the XDR-enabling component of the ESET PROTECT platform, which is helping enterprises protect against advanced persistent threats, and secures them from zero-day threats and highly targeted malicious attacks.
ESET continues to be recognized by top industry bodies as a leader in the sector. In the interview, Demes was keen to mention the recent 2022 distinction of being named ’Top Player’ in the Radicati Advanced Persistent Threat Market Quadrant for the third time in a row, establishing ESET as a leader amongst European-based security vendors.
Asked about the key threats emerging across the Enterprise landscape, Demes Strouthos identified ransomware as a continuing menace: “Ransomware is still the prime threat that is growing aggressively and surpassed the worst expectations in 2021.” He went on to suggest that over $5bn of Bitcoin transactions were identified as tied to ransomware payments in the first half of 2021 alone.
Responses to the regional and global threat level must include effective digital security solutions, added Demes, but these should be part of a wider cybersecurity posture, including keeping up-to-date with the threat picture, considering EDR strategies in response to new and emerging threats, and keeping employees aware of ‘cyberhygiene’ via effective cybersecurity training.