Microsoft experts underline the need for ‘Zero Trust approach’ for handling cybersecurity in the hybrid workplace at GISEC 2022

Microsoft experts underline the need for ‘Zero Trust approach’ for handling cybersecurity in the hybrid workplace at GISEC 2022

Microsoft experts have reconfirmed the need for tight cybersecurity measures as hybrid workplaces continue to rise in popularity.

The company participated in GISEC 2022, the Middle East and North Africa’s leading cybersecurity event, and confirmed they are aligning with the vision of the UAE government in relation to cyber attacks. The latest objectives by the UAE Government focus heavily on strengthening cyber defences and combatting increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks from an array of sources.

Sayed Hashish, General Manager at Microsoft UAE, said: “Security has never been more critical for our customers given the evolving threat landscape and the move to hybrid work that so many companies are now forced to navigate.

“At Microsoft, we have been hard at work to empower our customers to defend themselves against cyber threats, and we have earned their trust: we generated $15 billion in security revenue in 2021, up nearly 45% from the prior year. This makes Microsoft the biggest security company in terms of revenue and allows us to further strategically invest in our security offering: in 2020, we committed to invest $20 billion over five years, a four-fold increase from previous rates, to speed up its cyber security work.”

As a company, Microsoft also continues to safeguard the hybrid workplace by providing businesses and organisations of all sizes with a host of solutions focused on cyber attacks. These include Microsoft’s Defender for Cloud, which is the only cloud provider with native multi-cloud protection for the industry’s top three platforms, and Microsoft Defender for Business, which helps companies with up to 300 employees defend against cybersecurity threats, including malware, phishing, and ransomware in environments with Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices.

Hashish added: “Digital transformation cannot happen without security transformation. Our GISEC participation is aligned with the objectives of the country’s public and private enterprises as they look to secure their digital estates. The growing sophistication of threats is driving widespread change for cybersecurity professionals, enterprises, and governments. Cybersecurity experts must work together as a community and share expertise, research, and insights.”

At GISEC 2022, Microsoft has also demonstrated the inherent security strengths of the trusted
Microsoft Cloud, as well as reiterating the Microsoft Zero Trust approach to create safer environments for themselves, their employees, and their customers.

As a strategic partner, Microsoft is also exhibiting how their portfolio of tools can aid collaborative work and create secure, hybrid workplaces. On offer, will be the chance for delegates to explore the use of tools and see how others utilise the tools within their business organisations.  One of the most important aspects of Microsoft’s cloud journey has been to help businesses in the
region accelerate their digital transformation capabilities in the most secure way possible.