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InfoWatch Gulf CEO Joins Russian Delegation at World Government Summit

Kristina Tantsyura, Director for Business Development in the Middle East, InfoWatch Group, joined the Russian delegation headed by Mikhail Mamonov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, at the World Government Summit. The InfoWatch's representative participated in the meetings with Haytham AlOhali, Vice Minister at Ministry of Communications & Information Technology of Saudi Arabia, and H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

InfoWatch Gulf Holds Cybersecurity Awareness Day at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai

InfoWatch Gulf, InfoWatch Group’s Middle Eastern office, has organized Cybersecurity Awareness Day at Heriot-Watt University campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Kristina Tantsyura, CEO of InfoWatch Gulf, together with the company’s specialists, delivered lectures on information security, digital hygiene, safe behavior on social media, and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Global Data Breach Penalties Go Up Seven-Fold to Exceed $300 Million in 2018

InfoWatch Analytics Center has released a global report on personal and payment data breach penalties imposed on government organizations and businesses. Globally, both the number and size of such penalties are growing, with 57 fines being imposed on businesses for a total of over $320 million in 2018 (compared to some $45 million paid in 39 such cases in 2017). Thus, the year 2018 saw more than a seven-fold increase in the global amount of fines for personal and payment data breaches and a five-fold growth in an average pay-out (up to $5.7 million).

Retail & HoReCa Mostly Exposed to Payment Data Leaks Globally

InfoWatch Analytics Center has released the first global report on confidential information leaks from Retail & HoReCa companies. Following the analysis of over 300 incidents that occurred in 2016-2017, InfoWatch experts found out that more than 100 million data records were compromised in these sectors, with the number of payment data breaches soaring in 2017 to reach 60% (vs. 40% in 2016) — the highest share of financial data leaks among all sectors in the world.

InfoWatch Group has launched an education center “InfoWatch Academy” in the field of Information Security in the Middle East

InfoWatch Group, Russian integrated solutions developer for information security of organizations, informs of its launching an international education center “InfoWatch Academy” in the UAE. The center will be operated by the company InfoWatch Gulf, the official representative of the Group in the Middle East that received its license for providing education services on information security in the UAE (License № DMCC-577792 issued by the Government of Dubai). InfoWatch Academy will offer its Middle Eastern customers short-term and medium-term information security training programs and courses as well as specialized trainings on building Information Security systems in organizations using DLP (Data Leak Prevention) class solutions.

InfoWatch and SAP CIS cooperate on the protection of corporate data of Russian customers

Companies collaborate in implementing innovative technologies in order to protect SAP's corporate IT systems against confidential information leaks and to prevent any vulnerability in custom business applications developed on the basis of innovative SAP platform.

InfoWatch DLP Gets Bahrain Technology Award

In a training lab of InfoWatch Group, a Russian vendor of end-to-end enterprise cybersecurity solutions, students of the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (MIEM HSE) passed an exam in a Project Seminar discipline as part of Information and Communication Technologies and Communication Systems curriculum. As a result, 80+ bachelor students defended their enterprise cybersecurity projects with flying colors.

MIEM HSE Bachelor Students Defend Enterprise Cybersecurity Projects at InfoWatch

In a training lab of InfoWatch Group, a Russian vendor of end-to-end enterprise cybersecurity solutions, students of the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (MIEM HSE) passed an exam in a Project Seminar discipline as part of Information and Communication Technologies and Communication Systems curriculum. As a result, 80+ bachelor students defended their enterprise cybersecurity projects with flying colors.

Government and Education Suffer More Than Half of All Data Leaks in Middle East

InfoWatch Group has released a report on confidential data leaks from organizations in the Middle East, covering the period from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. According to InfoWatch Analytical Center, local government agencies and educational institutions experienced 36% and 20% of all leaks, respectively (twice as many as worldwide average).

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin Meets InfoWatch Group President Natalya Kaspersky at InfoWatch Group HQ

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin visited the headquarters of InfoWatch Group, a Russian vendor of end-to-end enterprise cybersecurity solutions, and met InfoWatch Group President Natalya Kaspersky, as well as the company’s employees. The Moscow Mayor visited the InfoWatch headquarters jointly with Alexei Fursin, Head of Moscow Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development Department, and Eduard Lysenko, Head of Moscow IT Department, and discussed how to support high-tech companies in Moscow, including via the establishment of special technoparks.

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