Cybersecurity services specialist Cyjax has announced plans to open offices in the Middle East.
The company, which specializes in digital threat intelligence, ransomware negotiations and incident response services, said it will be participating in the Gulf Information Security Exhibition and Conference (GISEC) in April.
The company said it will also be making direct investment in the region, including opening an office Dubai, expanding headcount and appointing channel partners. It also said it will be investing in training programs to develop local talent.
Cyjax will target government and enterprise customers with its digital intelligence platform, which enable organisations to identify their digital risks and deploy intelligent risk mitigation strategies. The company already counts a major UAE government entity among its customers, it said.
James Mason, Intelligence Analyst at Cyjax said: "We are seeing daily cyber-attacks targeted at entities in the Middle East. While these attacks range in their sophistication and their motives, the troubling statistic is that well over 70% are targeted at government or state-owned entities, using threat vectors such as fake job ads or sophisticated APT type attacks. As such, threat intelligence should be an integral part of any cybersecurity strategy as it focusses on existing and emerging threats and identifies internal and external risks to the organisation, its infrastructure and brand reputation.
"Our competitive advantage lies in our approach-through advanced scanning techniques we acquire vast amounts of data relevant to our customers, their brand, and their business sectors. Then using a combination of proprietary automated technology and human intellect, we transform this big data into meaningful and actionable insight. Finally, our agile business model allows us to ‘flex the tech', allowing organizations to fully integrate our platform with other data feeds and become an intrinsic part of their SOC or security strategy," he added.