DarkMatter Focuses Cyber Security Debate on Telecom as it Supports GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series – Middle East Event

Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer at DarkMatter (PRNewsFoto/DarkMatter)

Conference coincides with GITEX 2016, where DarkMatter is also heavily involved in raising awareness on adding resilience to digitisation

Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer at DarkMatter (PRNewsFoto/DarkMatter)
Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer at DarkMatter (PRNewsFoto/DarkMatter)

ABU DHABI and DUBAI, UAE: PRNewswire: DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces its collaboration with the GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series – Middle East event scheduled to take place on 17 – 18 October, 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

The event brings together a wide cross section of senior telecom professionals from all over the region to discuss industry developments and technical innovations such as 5G, cyber security, mobile commerce, Internet of Things, electronic identity, connected living, and more.

According to the recently published Nokia Threat Intelligence Report H1-2016, the smartphone infection rate globally averaged 0.49% in the first half of 2016. This number sounds insignificant in isolation, but when viewed comparatively it identifies an alarming escalation given that this infection rate experienced an increase of 96% year-on-year from the 0.25% rate reported in the corresponding period in 2015.

The report goes on to identify that smartphone infections accounted for 78% of infections detected in the mobile network, while 22% are related to Windows/PC systems connected using dongles or tethered through phones. These statistics highlight the significant threat posed by smartphones as a conduit for malware and viruses.

DarkMatter’s strong presence at Mobile 360 Series – Middle East reflects the organisation’s ambition to place cyber security at the centre of discussions around digitisation and the addition of immunity to intelligent, instrumented, and interconnected digital environments. Telecom and mobility, specifically, play a significant role in providing the infrastructure and devices on which digital developments are possible, and as such securing these elements is critical to protecting the entire eco-system.

Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer of DarkMatter, commented, Growth in the telecom sector is being driven by mobile data services, with personal mobile devicesbecoming a primary tool for accessing the Internet. This level of connectivity and functionality, and the sheer amount of personal data offered by subscribers has expanded the threat surface exponentially, and key stakeholders from telcos and over-the-top providers, through to end-users need to learn about their cyber risk profile and ways to manage and mitigate it.

Faisal Al Bannai continued, The GSMA is a pre-eminent industry body for the mobile industry globally and we look forward to better understanding the industrys pain points and collaboratively devising solutions to them. We believe there are a number of pro-active steps telcos are able to take to foster resilient networks and connected devices to the benefit of all eco-system parties and society at large.

DarkMatter is staffed by tier one international cyber experts who develop, manage and deploy the most innovative technologies. Solutions adhere to the company’s Cyber Security Life-Cycle, which incorporates a four-stage approach involving planning, detection, protection and recovery, and reinforces its secure business solutions.

DarkMatter is leveraging this experience in the wider market as it looks to serve regional and international clients. The company provides a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions and services to organisations that have sophisticated security requirements, from governments and infrastructure operators to large corporations.

About DarkMatter:

DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to government and enterprise. Our end-to-end expertise extends to:

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.

Cyber Network Defence

Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.

Managed Security Services

We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.

Public Key Infrastructure

DarkMatter’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provides consulting to governments on the establishment of national root certificates of trust for countries. This places us in a unique position to understand not only the regulatory environment, but also the broader PKI environment, local players and Certification Authority entities. We also are the only full-service Certification Authority and PKI consultant to be headquartered in the region, and one of only a few to be located outside of North America.

Secure Communications

DarkMatter’s Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.

Infrastructure and System Integration

This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.

Smart Solutions

We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.

Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to governments and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security. DarkMatter’s vision is to secure the future by protecting its technologies.

Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.