20 June 2019

Group-IB and TAG.Global to fight IP violations in the Arab Region

TAG. Global, a prominent Jordan-based consultancy firm and Group-IB, an international cybersecurity company that specialises in preventing cyberattacks and IP protection, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The new agreement signed by Ilya Sachkov, CEO and founder of Group-IB, and HE Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), is designed to strengthen cooperation between the two companies in IP protection in the Arab Region as well as cyber education and information security.

Intellectual property protection plays an important role in the economic progress in the Arab Region countries, strengthens the region’s position in the world, and enhances its intellectual potential and growth. TAG.Global, a leading international IP registration and management company, which manages more than 100K trademarks, and Group-IB, a Skolkovo resident, will closely cooperate to create a safer environment for IP owners in the region. The companies will contribute to the delivery of educational services to impart essential cybersecurity knowledge and skills to ensure a stable and cyber resilient digital economy of the region’s states.

Future cooperation between TAG.Global, which is one of the few accredited domain registrars in the Arab region, and the CERT-GIB (Group-IB Computer Emergency Response Team), a member of the FIRST and Trusted Introducer international associations, will enable local companies to eliminate IP violations online promptly and efficiently while minimising financial and reputational damage to their brands.

Other possible areas of cooperation include joint cybersecurity and IP protection initiatives on a global scale. It is worth noting that Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization, one of the specialised agencies of the United Nations. Group-IB has made a lot of efforts to promote unique intelligence driven IP protection technologies all over the world and definitely will be of great value to further push the organization’s agenda internationally.

There are many opportunities and fields to cooperate in and we salute Group-IB for their dedication and professionalism. We are happy to share experience and work together for the benefit of our world. We have strong presence through our 110 offices around the world and I am sure we both can contribute significantly in providing the best service”.

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh

Chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global

TAG.Global is the leading IP registration and management provider in the Arab Region and has a wealth of knowledge about the problems local customers face in this area. Companies in the region will be able to take advantage of the unique synergy between Group-IB’s next generation Intellectual Property Protection technologies and TAG.Global’s experience and an outstanding record of success among its clients. We look forward to expanding our outreach in the region and are confident that the MoU signed with TAG.Global is a significant step in this direction.

Ilya Sachkov

Ilya Sachkov

CEO Group-IB

Group-IB is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, headquartered in Singapore. The company’s threat intelligence and research centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Amsterdam), and Russia (Moscow).

Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Group-IB’s Threat Hunting Framework (earlier known as TDS) intended for the proactive search and the protection against complex and previously unknown cyberthreats has been recognized as one of the leaders in Network Detection and Response by the leading European analyst agency KuppingerCole Analysts AG, while Group-IB itself has been recognized as a Product Leader and Innovation Leader. Gartner identified Group-IB as a Representative Vendor in Online Fraud Detection for its Fraud Hunting Platform. In addition, Group-IB was granted Frost & Sullivan’s Innovation Excellence award for its Digital Risk Protection (DRP), an Al-driven platform for identifying and mitigating digital risks and counteracting brand impersonation attacks with the company’s patented technologies at its core.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 18 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading forensic laboratory, high-tech crime investigations department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB. Group-IB is a partner of Europol.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.

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