Posted on March 31, 2014

StarLink, the region’s trusted IT security-specialized “true” Value-Added-Distributor (VAD) today announced its annual StarLink IT Security Road Show between 7th April and 23rd April, conducted across the GCC countries (UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman), in partnership with 7 of its key strategic vendors: TITUS, Ipswitch, Bit9, Venafi, RedSeal Networks, Tripwire and MobileIron.

Nidal Othman, Starlink 1 [].jpgAs there is significant need to reduce risk arising from mismanagement of highly sensitive data and insider breaches, StarLink’s IT Security Roadshow 2014 will consist of presentations covering best-of-breed solutions which focus on securing and safeguarding the most sensitive data.

The IT Security landscape in the Middle East has changed dramatically in recent years. Last year alone the region saw an estimated 2164 data breach incidents with over 822 million records exposed. Large companies and government entities consistently succumb to targeted attacks that not only stain their reputation, but also cause them significant collateral damage. StarLink’s IT Security Roadshow this year will advise CISO’s and top level IT Security key decision makers, to put in place an effective information security program after recognizing the real risks facing their businesses and to take steps to improve their security posture by preparing more thoroughly for breaches.

Nidal Othman, Managing Director, StarLink said, “Sensitive data security is increasingly a concern in the Middle East as companies in the region have become targets for people, both internally and externally, misappropriating private information. There is a consistent need to locate, identify and classify sensitive data to reduce data privacy risks, lower potential data sharing exposure and improve compliance.  At our IT Security Roadshow, we will provide a comprehensive approach to data privacy and compliance which are essential to a data breach. The key note speakers are high-profile global and regional IT Security consultants, and will help customers gain analytical insights into current and future trends, risks and threats within their IT security environments”.