Protiviti Member Firm to offer new IT security consulting services
- Kuwait: Wednesday, September 26 - 2012 at 09:13
- PRESS RELEASE
The recent cyber attacks on organizations in the Gulf region were briefly highlighted by Protiviti Member Firm Experts at the 2nd Arabic Information & Communications Security Conference (ACICS) held on September 24-25, 2012 at the Courtyard Mariott, Kuwait.
Mr. Kumar further shared with the audiences that the Protiviti IT Security specialists have analyzed numerous cases of cyber attacks and found that even though the level of technical complexity and sophistication is increasing, many of the attacks have exploited the weakest link in the entire system. And the weakest link in any computing environment is the human-being. These incidents emphasize a point that Security Awareness Program and Post-Incident management are equally important besides technical preventive controls.
Mr. Kumar also took the opportunity to introduce Protiviti's new IT Security Services for the Middle East region. Protiviti Member Firm will soon offer SCADA System Security Assessment, Security Operations Centre (SoC) and Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT) for its clients in Kuwait besides its current IT Security Solutions.
"We at Protiviti can act like firefighters who will go to an organization's rescue if and when there is a cyber attack and assist our clients when they require us the most," Senthil said.
He further added that Protiviti will have a Hotline which organizations can ring up for instant help. The Member Firm has the expertise and solutions on board to manage these new services.
The conference audiences were equally hooked to Protiviti Expert Simon Padgett's detailed insight into what goes into a fraudster's mind while stitching together a cyber fraud. Sighting the link between fraud and cyber crime; Simon touched upon aspects of types of frauds, characteristics of a fraudster, how businesses are increasingly getting affected by such frauds and ways to safeguard IT security systems with the help of experts like Protiviti. Mr. Padgett leads the Forensic Services for Protiviti Member Firm and specializes in Fraud Risk Management among other Anti-Fraud programs, including Fraud Risk Assessments and Whistle - blowing mechanisms.
Protiviti Member Firm for the Middle East region is the market leader in providing IT Security Services in the GCC region. It has been assisting a number of Banking, Telecom and Oil Sector clients in assessing its IT and Information Security risks and managing them.
It is the leading consulting firm and one of the very few in Kuwait that provides Cyber Security Services by assessing all critical infrastructure including Industrial Controls Systems such as SCADA.
Protiviti is a global consulting firm and its member firm for the Middle East provided technology, business & risk consulting, internal audit and transaction services.
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