December 15, 20208th
It was recently announced that IBM Security has opened a security operations center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The new operations center, which will serve government and private sector customers in the region, provides 24-hour security management with an emphasis on managing emerging threats and helping customers resolve cybersecurity issues.
The opening of the center will be welcome news for businesses and organizations in the region. With many customers working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for cybersecurity management and responses will also increase as the rate of cyber attacks continues to rise.
Recent IBM Security studies found that data-related incidents cost Saudi companies an average of $ 6.5 million – nearly $ 3 million more than the global average for such violations.
IBM Security specializes in protecting hybrid cloud environments, combining AI and machine learning to support over 100 billion security incidents every day. Commenting on the opening of the center, Hossam Seif El-Din, General Manager of IBM Middle East and Pakistan, said: “The launch of the IBM Security Operations Center in Saudi Arabia is an important investment to help our customers, not just at the To respond to ever increasing cybersecurity incidents, however, provide them with a local data residence that supports their preferences and industry needs.
“We are seeing many new threat actors trying to take advantage of the confusion and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. For this reason, we would also like to use the new SOC to promote education and awareness and to help customers protect themselves from potential threats. “
More information is available at: https://www.ibm.com