Closed Door Security is one of the most successful cybersecurity and Penetration Testing organisations in the industry and we help businesses unearth weaknesses in their systems, so they can be identified, patched, and mitigated before criminals exploit them for malicious purposes.
Our mission is to put our customers ahead of adversaries, but this can’t be achieved unless organisations are proactive with their cybersecurity. When organisations only focus on reacting to emerging threats, they are already behind. Through our proactive and continuous security testing, we find loopholes, bugs and vulnerabilities in systems before attackers, so our customers are always one step ahead. Our unique relationship with customers ensures they’re thoroughly protected throughout their growth.
This is our first time exhibiting at Expand North Star and the first time we have a presence at a show in the UAE, so we are very excited to be taking part. We will be using the event to showcase our skills in Penetration Testing, educate organisations on the importance of Attack Driven Security, and how our services can add value to any industry, including venture capital. We are intending on forging new relationships with businesses in the region.
After the colossal MOVEit cyberattack, the world is all too familiar with the consequences of an unpatched vulnerability.
With the interconnectivity of the world today, a zero-day can have a domino effect bringing down thousands of companies, impacting millions of people across the world, all while netting cybercriminals masses of money. The most cost-effective way to prevent these incidents is by running regular Penetration Testing so vulnerabilities can be found responsibly and patched. If organisations don’t start adopting proactive testing, we will soon see other major breaches caused by unpatched vulnerabilities that will completely dwarf MOVEit.
As a leader in Penetration Testing and Attack Driven Security, we will be educating visitors to the show on the importance of proactive security testing and highlighting its importance in building a more secure and resilient future.
We do not have any announcements planned for the show, but partnerships are something we are keen to explore. Our main priority for the event is to build relationships and introduce Closed Door Security to the UAE market.
Attack Driven Security and Penetrating Testing are sectors that are becoming increasingly important to investors because of the important role they play in improving cyber resilience. When organisations are not testing their systems for vulnerabilities, they will continually be on the backfoot in comparison to attackers.
This testing plays a foundational role in cyber defence and it needs to be embedded into security programs and run continuously. When organisations don’t run testing, they leave themselves exposed and sooner or later an attacker will find a blind spot in their network to exploit. The impact of that blind spot could be the loss of customer data, or it could impact hundreds of organisations through the use of a ubiquitous a piece of software, like the world has recently witnessed with MOVEit.
This is why investors are currently shining a spotlight on Penetration Testing – they can see its value in making organisations safer, plus they also understand regulators and governments are mandating its importance. The sector is booming and has never been more critical.
We are seeing a lot of activity in the UAE just now as the government increases it focus on cyber. As a result, we expect this region to thrive and be a big focus for start-ups in the year ahead.
The Middle East is a hugely important region for Closed Door Security and we are keen to expand our presence over the next year. We are intending to be part of the applicant pool for the Dubai Cyber Force, which will enable us to provide Penetration Testing and incident response services in Dubai.
The Dubai Cyber Force program is being used to sign post government agencies and organisations in Dubai to skilled and competent Penetration Testing individuals and organisations.
Innovations in AI are accelerating at a rapid pace, so there are many ways these advancements can help security start-ups. This can range from monitoring for attack patterns, tracking malicious user activity, to aiding detection.
However, while there are great things coming from AI, there is also a lot of malicious activity. Today, we are seeing attackers relying on Generative AI to launch phishing attacks at scale and we have even seen a threat actor release a tool which is specifically aimed at committing fraud. The tool, which is called FraudGPT, is geared towards malicious actors and acts as a weapon to help them scam and defraud victims.
In the wake of these threats, there is also a need for the defence community to work harder to detect these types of automated assaults and I believe AI will play a big part in that defence.
When it comes to regulation, it’s much safer to anticipate it and be prepared rather than ignoring the possibility until something comes into force.
With that in mind, any organisation must expect to face regulation at some point soon. Cyber is still a new industry and many governments and regulators are still navigating its implications, especially on the wider public. As a result, it’s always safer to expect the introduction of regulation and get systems and processes up to date so they go above and beyond the expected requirements.
This means there won’t be any scrambling when regulations do become official, plus organisations can be safe in the knowledge they are doing all they can to adequately protect their customers, data and partners.
We are excited to attend the event and showcase our skills to delegates. We will be running sessions at our booth which will highlight the work we do and the results we achieve for our clients.
If you have any interest in hearing more about our businesses and services, please drop by our stand and say hello.
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