The cybersecurity landscape has changed dramatically since the outbreak of the pandemic. Many organizations have embraced the hybrid work model as the new normal, allowing their employees to divide their work time between the office and home.
As a result, the traditional network perimeter has dissolved, leaving organizations more vulnerable to cyber threats, which are becoming not only more frequent but also more sophisticated. MENA organizations are especially vulnerable because of their geopolitical position and importance to the world economy in several key industries, such as the oil industry.
Recently, Los Angeles-based cybersecurity company Resecurity has introduced its Dark Web Monitoring and Threat Intelligence solutions at GITEX 2021, which took place at the Dubai World Trade Center, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“Resecurity’s mission is to protect enterprises of any size, market vertical and in any geography,” said Ayman Alshobaki, Resecurity’s Business Development Manager for the MENA region. “Resecurity is excited to tap into the fantastic networking and innovative atmosphere at Gitex 2021, allowing us to build new business alliances and accelerate market presence and channel sales”.
The new solutions leverage big data analytics and artificial intelligence to provide visibility into the global threat landscape, helping organizations mitigate risks coming from the darkest corners of the internet, which are commonly referred to as the dark web.
The main defining feature of the dark web is the fact it’s completely invisible to most internet users because it can be accessed only using specialized software, such as Tor, which also provides anonymity, something cybercriminals value deeply.
Equipped with Resecurity’s Dark Web Monitoring solutions, organizations in the MENA region and the rest of the world are much less likely to suffer a costly data breach, whose average cost has reached $4.24 million per incident — the highest in the last 17 years.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.