Microsoft Egypt recently participated in the Cybersecurity and Data Intelligence Systems (CDIS) Conference and Exhibition in Egypt to discuss effective strategies for protecting the country’s economy and addressing critical cybersecurity concerns in the community. Cyber Security Security has become one of the most important aspects in Egypt. Microsoft’s participation aimed to emphasize the critical role of cloud technology in advancing toward Industry 4.0 and empowering organizations to embrace a secure and agile future. The company’s cloud solutions are driving digital innovation, facilitating seamless digital transformation, and integrating future technologies in Egypt, the region, and the world.
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In her opening speech, Mirna Arif, General Manager at Microsoft Egypt, emphasized the company’s commitment to prioritize cybersecurity and protect Egyptian institutions from cyber threats. The company aims to collaborate closely with decision-makers and policy implementers to develop comprehensive national strategies, frameworks, and systems for cloud computing and cybersecurity, achieving compliance with data sovereignty and privacy regulations.
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Microsoft’s latest Cyber Signals report highlights the growing risk posed by the convergence of IT, Internet of Things (IoT), and Operational Technology (OT) systems to critical infrastructure. The report reveals that cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting OT as entry points into organizational networks. With both OT and IoT expanding rapidly, cybercriminals have a wider range of opportunities to exploit and breach organizational networks. This finding is particularly significant in light of the anticipated growth of 1.1 billion IoT connections in the MENA region by 2025.
The potential impact of security breaches is a major concern for CIOs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Evident in the anticipated 11.2% rise in cybersecurity spending in MENA for 2022. Organizations recognize the critical importance of protecting against security threats and strengthening their resilience. The region’s digital transformation has enabled organizations to manage buildings, emergency systems, and access control. Through smart devices connected to networks. However, as the threat landscape continues to evolve and become more complex, organizations must reassess their approach to cyber risk. To stay ahead of potential attackers.
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Cyber Signals identifies over 1 million publicly visible connected devices running Boa. An outdated and unsupported software commonly used in IoT devices and software development kits. To address these challenges, Microsoft Egypt is committed to providing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions that incorporate cutting-edge technologies. Such as artificial intelligence (AI). AI has significantly boosted productivity, reduced costs, improved operational efficiency, and fostered innovation in services and products. Many companies have embraced AI to protect their technical operations and address security concerns. AI’s advanced algorithms and analysis provide security teams with comprehensive and efficient information understanding. Empowering them to tackle cyber threats more effectively.
Microsoft Egypt’s participation at the CDIS Conference and Exhibition highlights the company’s commitment to prioritizing cybersecurity in the region. The company’s cloud solutions are driving digital innovation and facilitating seamless digital transformation. While its focus on cybersecurity underscores its dedication to empowering organizations to embrace a secure and agile future. As organizations face increasingly complex security risks, Microsoft Egypt is committed to providing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. That incorporate cutting-edge technologies such as AI. For more information on Microsoft Security solutions and expert coverage on security matters, visit the Microsoft Security website and blog. The third edition of Cyber Signals provides further insights into IT, OT, and IoT threats.
Microsoft’s collaboration with decision-makers and policy implementers aims to develop comprehensive national strategies and systems for cloud computing and cybersecurity. Achieving compliance with data sovereignty and privacy regulations. With the proliferation of IoT devices and the expansion of OT and IoT systems. Organizations must reassess their approach to cyber risk to stay ahead of potential attackers. Microsoft Egypt ‘s commitment to providing comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. Incorporating cutting-edge technologies such as AI, reinforces its dedication to protecting institutions from cyber threats. In addition to securing a resilient ecosystem that upholds data protection and secures the trust and confidence of all stakeholders.