Vodafone speaks about tackling cyberwarfare

In today’s industry news, Vodafone delivered a presentation on cyberwarfare at the Qatar Central Bank’s third annual Information Security Conference. This was the second time that Vodafone participated in the event as one of its sponsors.

The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Prime Minister. Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud al-Thani, the QCB governor, and Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, the Minister of Transport and Communications, were also present at the event.

The speech was delivered by Shaik Abdulkhader, Vodafone Qatar’s director of data security. He also showcased Vodafone’s cyber security portfolio which includes its Secure Device Management and its DDoS Mitigation Service.

According to Mahmud Awad, chief business officer at Vodafone, cyberwarfare is the nation’s number one security threat, ahead of both espionage and terrorism. Cyberattacks appear to be evolving in the region, and the continuing high volume of attacks is very risky for both governments and organisations alike.

Mahmud Awad went on to state that Vodafone is committed to sharing their global expertise as well as market-leading technology with Qatar. This should help protect both organisations and the general audience, all while contributing to the continuing development of a knowledge-based economy.

In 2004, Vodafone was the first company to offer a managed DDoS mitigation service with the function of shielding its users from DDoS attacks. The company was also the first one in Qatar to offer Secure Device Management, a service designed to help businesses protect their data.