Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, today announced that it has signed a partnership with CyberKnight Technologies, a cybersecurity focused value-added-distributor (VAD). Through the agreement, CyberKnight will provide local banking, government, and private sector customers a wider access to Group-IB’s suite of threat hunting, intelligence, and fraud prevention solutions to support the continuous success of the region’s digitization. The agreement marks another important milestone in Group-IB’s strategy to expand its footprint further in the GCC region.
According to the annual Hi-Tech Crime Trends report 2019/2020, the activity of at least 17 state-sponsored threat actors, including Lazarus, APT33, and MuddyWater, was discovered targeting the MEA region alone. The Middle East remains a testing ground for tools used in attacks on the energy sector from the times of Stuxnet up until now. Every day, the cyber resilience of local IT and OT systems, and the digital assets of banks are challenged by a myriad of threats ranging from fraudsters to state-sponsored adversaries.
To address these critical challenges for private and public sector companies, Group-IB has entered a distribution partnership with CyberKnight. The company will now be able to offer Group-IB’s award-winning fraud prevention solutions: Secure Bank, Secure Portal, its anti-APT Threat Detection System, along with a wide range of digital forensics, security audit and cyber investigation services. The CyberKnight team will receive additional technical training from Group-IB threat hunters, and DFIR experts to ensure high-quality support on-the-ground with no delay, reflecting Group-IB’s customer-centric approach globally.
Founder & CEO at CyberKnight
As Group-IB continues to reach more clients and partners in the region, the company has recently announced the appointment of Ashraf Koheil to the position of Regional Sales Director in charge of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. Koheil most recently served as Regional Sales Director for Middle East & Africa at FireEye, and previously as Cloud Channel Sales lead in MEA at Microsoft. Mr. Koheil brings a wealth of experience in building partner and distribution ecosystems, as well as a profound understanding of business development strategies, and a phenomenal track of establishing new and growing existing businesses in the Middle East.
Regional Director MEA & Turkey at Group-IB