Cybereason makes senior hire to aid Middle East expansion

Cybereason makes senior hire to aid Middle East expansion

XDR company Cybereason has strengthened its senior team by hiring Hussam Sidani as Regional Vice President.

The move comes as the company continues to expand in the Middle East. Sidani will oversee the company’s operations in the Middle East and Turkey as well as being responsible for accelerating Cybereason’s customer and partner base whilst providing support for defence against cyberattacks.

Sidani joins Cybereason with more than 20 years of security experience, having most recently led Gulf, Levant, & Africa sales for FireEye. Prior to this, he spent 10 years leading the Gulf region for Symantec where he grew revenues by expanding channel partnerships and strategic selling initiatives.

In addition to expanding Cybereason’s Dubai office, Sidani will also further expand the company’s products and services reach into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey with future channel partners.

Frank Koelmel, Cybereason, General Manager, EMEA, said: “The common theme with Hussam’s career is growing successful sales teams throughout the Middle East and Africa with a network of top sales leaders and a robust partner ecosystem. Hussam will play an instrumental role in further fueling Cybereason’s growth in Dubai and new countries throughout the region.”

Sidani said: “Today, legacy security solutions aren’t helping organisations combat ransomware attacks and other cyber threats. In fact, they exacerbate the problem — too many alerts that hide the true threats, and too many false positives that waste security teams’ time. A new approach is needed to help Defenders fight back. Cybereason’s AI-driven XDR platform paints a unified story of an attack for security analysts, helping them fight back and end attacks while predicting and preventing future threats.”

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