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18 Sep 2019

Regional cyberattacks increasing exponentially, says expert

ABU DHABI, 11th September, 2019 (WAM) -- A cybersecurity expert has said that cyberattacks and breaches to critical infrastructure in the Middle East are increasing exponentially, leveraged by actors that want to flex their dominance in the region.

Darkmatter’s Senior Vice President for Managed Services, Eric Eifert, said that the region is growing tremendously in terms of innovation and new technologies that are outside of the oil and gas sector. "We see increases in investment in renewable energy – solar and wind," and as a result, "we’re seeing adversaries globally wanting to target that intellectual property" to use it for economic espionage.

"The region is very interesting as there are various threat actors that have good capabilities from a cyberattack standpoint," the Darkmatter representative told the Emirates News Agency, WAM.

 

(Source : www.wam.ae)

 

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