Much of today's crime is "cyber-enabled," warns cybercrime expert Raj Samani, and successfully blocking such attacks increasingly demands not just better technology and public-private collaboration, but also an understanding of psychology.
The banking sector in the Middle East region faces growing challenges from phishing attacks and APTs. Banque Saudi Fransi's Osman asks: Have CISOs learned their lessons and made adjustments after past attacks?
The IT security industry must do a much better job of persuading young people with the requisite math and science skills to join the cybersecurity workforce rather than choose another profession, says David Shearer of (ISC)Â².
The Abu Dhabi government is investing in the healthcare industry and encouraging cloud and virtualization technologies for better productivity. George Yacoub of SEHA sees immense security challenges ahead.
The demand for improved governance and risk management is huge in Dubai and neighbouring regions, as global players embark on ambitious projects. Smartworld's Ahmad Qurram Baig discusses the CISO's responsibilities.
Is there a governance structure that can protect your network and customer data against future attacks? Oman Insurance's Bhatia discusses how security and business alignment is critical to data security.
In developing markets such as Asia and the Middle East, how can security practitioners best prepare themselves to tackle the rapidly-changing threat landscape? Resilience is the key, says security leader Bruce Schneier.
Why not tap a community of bug hunters to find vulnerabilities in your products? That's the pitch behind Bugcrowd, which enables thousands of bug hunters to earn prestige - and cash - for finding and reporting new vulnerabilities.
In today's cloud-based and mobile-security world, data and applications regularly operate both inside and outside any supposed "traditional" network perimeter, and that makes them tough to secure, say F5 Networks' Preston Hogue and Greg Maudsley.
How can businesses ensure that the content coming into an application is executed safely, and that the application itself isn't under attack? That's the problem being addressed by Prevoty, says CEO Julien Bellanger.
Trying to consume threat data remains a difficult and highly manual process, says Solutionary's Joseph Blankenship. But better machine learning and artificial intelligence could make the task easier for enterprises.