Inc., the world leader in real-time and forensics-based cybersecurity
monitoring solutions, announced today that NIKSUN's Founder,
Chairman, and CEO, Dr. Parag Pruthi will give a keynote talk at the New
York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Cybersecurity
Conference in Abu Dhabi on March 25, 2014.
The NYIT Global Cybersecurity Conference brings together eminent
cybersecurity experts to address threats faced by businesses,
and individuals. The event attracts leaders from major business and
governmental agencies to explore and develop defenses for our
increasingly enmeshed world.
In addition to founding and leading NIKSUN,
Dr. Pruthi is recognized as one of the foremost experts on
cybersecurity, in th world. He has been invited 5 years in a row to the
NATO NIAS Symposium to give a keynote speech in front of over 800
leading security practitioners from 28 NATO nations, as well as giving
prominent talks at AT&T's cyber security event and other major
conferences. Dr. Pruthi has also been invited by various governments to
help draft their nation's cyber security program, and his expertise has
been sought by many to help solve some of the major cybersecurity
investigations spanning the globe.
We are pleased and honored to have Dr. Parag Pruthi as a keynote speaker
at our NYIT event in Abu Dhabi," said Dr. Marta Panero, Director of
Strategic Partnerships, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences, New
York Institute of Technology. "Dr. Pruthi's key expertise in assisting
both governments and the commercial sector in combatting cybersecurity
threats is of paramount importance to our audience and will no doubt be
Middle East businesses face unprecedented levels of cyberattacks, as
global security vulnerabilities and threats against systems,
applications, and personal networks have reached their highest-ever
recorded level as announced in the Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report.
In the rapidly evolving world of security threats, total global threat
alerts increased 14 percent year-on-year from 2012 to 2013. Around the
world, a sample of 30 of the world's largest Fortune 500 companies
generated visitor traffic to websites that host malware, with the Middle
East's energy, oil, and gas sector seeing a sharp rise in malware
The number of cyberattacks has risen over 40 percent in just the past
few years at the alarming pace of millions of attacks per day.
"Cyber warfare, cyber espionage, and cyber threats are prominently on
the international stage, and the Middle East with its vast energy
resources has become a prime target," said Dr.
Parag Pruthi, Founder, Chairman, & CEO of NIKSUN. "The Middle East,
being of strategic importance finds itself the subject of many conflicts
and must therefore prepare itself hastily. The question is not when they
will be targeted by cyberattacks but what minefields and backdoors have
already been put in place and are being put in place even as I make
these statements. For those having a strategic interest in the region
and the cyber capabilities to penetrate sophisticated security measures,
the race had already begun many years ago. Cyber defense capabilities
including detection and forensics are key to rooting out already laid
back doors and bringing to a halt exfiltration of information already
For more information, visit NIKSUN.com.
About NYIT-Abu Dhabi
Established in 2005, NYIT-Abu Dhabi is located in the vibrant capital
of the United Arab Emirates. The campus lies in the Center of
Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) Technology Park,
home to international companies such as Intel and Lucent. For more
information on the conference, click here.
About NIKSUN, Inc.
NIKSUN® is the recognized worldwide leader in making the Unknown Known.
The company develops a highly scalable array of real time and
forensics-based cybersecurity and network performance management
solutions for government & intelligence agencies, service providers,
financial services companies, and large enterprises such as retailers
and manufacturers. NIKSUN´s award-winning appliances deliver
unprecedented flexibility and packet capture power. The company´s
patented real-time analysis and recording technology is the industry´s
most comprehensive solution for secure and reliable network
infrastructure and services, providing the power to instantly Know the
Unknown.® NIKSUN, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, has sales
offices and distributors throughout the US, Europe, Middle East and
NIKSUN, NetDetector, NetVCR, NetOmni and other NIKSUN marks are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of NIKSUN, Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein
may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information,
including a complete list of NIKSUN marks, visit NIKSUN's website at www.niksun.com.
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