When you see the numbers, it's no surprise that the cost of cybercrime is causing considerable concern to governments and business leaders across the globe.
Cybercime not only threatens the growth of the digital economy, but also shakes the foundations of digital commerce. Out of the top 10 countries with the highest cyber-attacks, 3 of these are from the Middle East. These numbers have not only gotten the corporates worried but have got the attention of governments too who are taking active steps to address the current and future cyber needs of their respective nations.
While the Middle East braces up for combating the rising cybercrime, we cannot stress enough on the need for change in cyber-related legislation and ICT education. This will be instrumental in bringing about a change in culture in the Middle East that focuses on individual, national and international security by including all essential stakeholders.
CISO MAG believes and trusts that this change is going to be led by visionaries in the industry who have dedicated their corporate lives to the cause of creating a cyber secure world. Governments have also taken an active part in bringing about this change by creating awareness programs and funding the right kind of projects to lead the way for a better and more secure future.
To this end, CISO MAG Awards Global Series will host its Middle East edition on the 30th September 2019 in Dubai, UAE to recognize the efforts of these worthy initiatives at individual, corporate and government level. It is a historic time for all us to be a part of this global revolution in the cyber security domain.