Ahmed Mohie Eddin Sayed, Regional Manager, MENA Region
Over the years, the perturbing rise in security breaches and other nefarious activities have pressurized organizations to keep data and assets safe from cyber threats. Despite all the warnings and high-profile breaches, the state of readiness for most when it comes to cybersecurity is dismal.
The reason for this is that there is a severe shortage of skilled, qualified cybersecurity professionals. In fact, according to a recent (ISC) Cybersecurity Workforce Study, the industry needs about three million skilled cybersecurity workers. Adding to this complexity is the increasing demand to meet regulatory compliance standards and requirements.Cybersecurity compliance is not based on a stand-alone standard or regulation. Depending on the industry and region, different standards tend to overlap, creating confusion and excess work for organizations. In addition, the lack of visibility and insight into technical assets and security controls coverage makes it difficult for security teams to identify weaknesses or vulnerabilities and analyze their impact on the organization.
Against this challenging backdrop, companies need a partner who can offer solutions to respond to attacks when they happen and work proactively to predict risk and take preemptive measures before they happen.
Enter Secure Networks
As one of the fastest-growing security firms with customers spanning the globe, Secure Networks is run by a passionate team of cybersecurity experts dedicated to providing trusted and integrated protective information security services. “We keep on learning! Vital systems are always under threat and our teams are committed to developing new techniques and methods to strengthen vulnerabilities and keep your precious resources safe,” says Ahmed Mohie Eddin Sayed, Regional Manager, MENA Region, Secure Networks. Headquartered in California, the firm has offices in the UK, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.
Superior Managed Security Services
Secure Networks understands that even a tiny security disruption can put everything at risk—finance, brand, reputation, assets, and intellectual property of an organization. It becomes highly critical for enterprises to gear up their cyber defense strategies through the implementation of robust cybersecurity services for ensuring the security of their operations and, thus, protecting the entire infrastructure. To that end, from a managed security services perspective, Secure Networks enables businesses to take a proactive step towards safeguarding computing environments by offering cybersecurity operation services powered by AI, ML, and advanced techniques for sensing, predicting, analyzing, securing, and solving security issues. “We help organizations develop effective security operation strategies for ensuring multi-layer security for their complex IT environments. If an organization is challenged with limited staff and security resources, we can help them out with our expertise in the provision of managed security services. With packaged security solutions, expert management, and automated tools, we eliminate the day-to-day complexities of businesses related to data and compliance protection,” adds Mohie Eddin. Furthermore, by offering industry-leading resources, tools, technology, and expertise, Secure Networks assists organizations in solving the common security threats through integrated security resources, technologies, unparalleled threat intelligence, and greatly flexible security managed services that are designed to meet the unique demands of a business.
Boosting Cybersecurity Preparedness
Secure Networks’ information security services, on the other hand, cover the three main pillars of security: process, technology, and people; this includes but is not limited to SOC managed services, GRC, penetration testing (red team and purple team activity), disaster recovery, compromise assessment, and security architecture and implementation. It is vital to act quickly to contain a threat and minimize the attack’s impact by getting to the event’s root cause during any security breach. Via its forensic analysis services, Secure Networks helps organizations understand the target and scope and take preventive actions accordingly. Furthermore, due to the importance of refining the information security strategy, the firm helps businesses define a comprehensive strategy and develop an IT security plan to manage risk better and ensure the most effective cybersecurity strategy and program. “In other words, we guide companies in improving their operational efficiency by creating an optimum information security strategy and program based on their needs and abiding to the mandatory regulations,” explains Mohie Eddin.
That is not all. To build a robust security framework in line with a customer’s policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines, Secure Networks aligns operational excellence with security priorities. The firm provides strategic and collaborative security services in each of these domains to help companies equip themselves with top-notch information security plans and consequently run a business aligned with a threatproof security program. More importantly, they also deliver advanced network security testing services customized to fit each organization’s size and complexity constraints. Secure Network offers each of its clients a personalized experience in high-end network security testing from start to finish. Through its specialized network security testing services, organizations can better understand how security threats might penetrate their network through vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, or network equipment tests of significant devices.
Beyond this, Secure Networks has a zealous compliance team that offers consultations to help companies understand how to comply with crucial information technology, cybersecurity, business continuity, risk management rules, regulations, and international standards to avoid receiving common violations. When companies struggle with compliance, it often results from a lack of understanding or not investing in the right methods and technology. “As a trustedpartner for our clients, we deliver on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards, always striving to exceed expectations. We operate as one united team to offer a global solution to our clients, who value the clear communication and exemplary service they receive from the start,” asserts Mohie Eddin.
A Client-Centered Approach
An aspect that genuinely sets Secure Networks apart from its competitors in the information security landscape is its client-centered onboarding process. The team initially starts by sending a questionnaire to the client to understand their requirements better. This is followed by fabricating financial and technical proposals that meet the client’s needs and budget and following up with the client for negotiation and closing. The team then proceeds to assign a delivery manager to allocate resources to work on the project. The next phase is carefully analyzing the client’s systems, threats, weaknesses, and strengths to formulate ideas and strategies to reduce risk and strengthen the systems. Secure Networks considers the problem from all angles, not just from the outside in but also from the inside out.
A plan of action is then devised, ensuring all security threats and solutions are well understood. The plan is then shared with the client to get their approval.
Step three involves designing the solution; it is documented in two phases: A high level ‘design summary’ that enables everyone to understand precisely what the design will accomplish and how it can be achieved and a ‘detailed design’ which will provide the technical specifications to be used in the next phase, the implementation. “Our highly trained professional team handles the implementation behind the scenes after which we send the final reports to the client. In case of penetration test, we also provide retest services after the final results,” adds Mohie Eddin. “In short, our methodology combines a great amount of consultation between ourselves, clients, and our technical teams. We work hand-in-hand to deliver a solution that covers all bases. The quality and value of our work speaks for itself.”
"We keep on learning! Vital systems are always under threat and our teams are committed to developing new techniques and methods to strengthen vulnerabilities and keep your precious resources safe"
Their multidisciplinary team further backs Secure Networks’ proven intelligence capabilities in safeguarding precious assets, infrastructure, and data. With over 40 years of experience in the security sector, the firm’s professionals are experts in the field and utilize a reliable strategic approach to assess clients’ risks and arm them with the required competencies to protect their vital information assets. “We possess the experience, knowledge, and skills businesses need to best achieve critical security goals,” adds Mohie Eddin.
One Partner, Many Benefits
Further elucidating the different factors that set Secure Networks apart in the marketplace, Mohie Eddin notes four significant ones: flexibility, after-sales relationship, quality, and pricing. The firm responds to clients’ requirements quickly and strives to provide agile security solutions to its clients worldwide. Secure Networks doesn’t end its relationship with the client after completing a project; instead, follows up with them regularly. More importantly, all of the firm’s engineers and experts are certified.
Secure Networks establishes strategic relationships with the industry’s leading companies. “This gives us the edge when designing and integrating smart, future-proof security solutions. We serve as an independent information security partner; we don’t sell directly in most cases. We act as vendors and work through our partners,” states Mohie Eddin.
Top firms like British Telecom, PwC, and Accenture, among others, ride on Secure Networks’ coattails to achieve substantial growth and success in the information security landscape.
A Promising Path Ahead
Innovation and customers are at the heart of everything Secure Networks does. “Our DNA as a company is to not just provide traditional security services that everyone offers but invest more in technology to develop our own products and bring new innovative services that can add value to our customers by improving their security posture and enabling them to be prepared,” affirms Mohie Eddin. As a part of its plan for the future, the firm plans to expand its geographical footprint and open new branches worldwide. Alongside, the company is looking at doubling its staff. “We are also working on increasing our resources two-folds to make sure we have enough tools to serve our wide customer base. By staying ahead of the game when it comes to cybersecurity, you can prevent the massive damage that results from large-scale data breaches. And, partnering with us is the first step to achieving it,” wraps Mohie Eddin.
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