Securing IoT drives new Kuwait 2035’s digital transformation

Justin Somaini,
Chief Cybersecurity Officer, SAP

KUWAIT: Securing the Internet of Things will drive New Kuwait 2035’s national digital transformation, said one of the world’s leading cyber security experts on the sidelines of his talk yesterday at KIACS Cyber Security. New Kuwait 2035 outlines an ambitious agenda for driving diversified economic growth. Experts agree that nationwide digital transformation will serve as the foundation for public and private sector organizations to operate in real-time and deliver new business models.

“In Kuwait, public-private partnerships are vital for leveraging best practices in IT to secure the Internet of Things, and drive New Kuwait 2035’s diversified economic goals. Using the latest tools, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, security can be built into systems and processes to run live, and to secure edge infrastructure,” said Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer, SAP, who participated in the panel ‘Futurecasting Cyber Security and Innovations in ICS”.

As Kuwait’s organizations embrace the Internet of Things, employees and customers need to use software and services from anywhere, any device, any time, with confidence and trust. Cyber security is vital, along with hyper-connectivity, super-computing, a smarter world, and the cloud.

“While digital transformation is intensifying security risks, machine learning and deep learning are fueling cyber security analytics that can automatically detect and respond to a cyber-attack before it can jeopardize information, systems-and businesses. Kuwait’s government, healthcare, and energy sectors have the strongest potential for rapidly adopting these kinds of emerging cyber security solutions to protect sensitive data,” added Justin Somaini.

SAP offers a broad portfolio of security solutions across the cloud, software, and applications, and is working closely with Kuwait’s leading organizations on secure digital transformation.

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