Rateesh Mohan, Managing Director and Founder of Real Secure Image Credit: Supplied

Real Secure, one of UAE’s leading fastest growing security and tech infrastructure services providers, has further emphasized UAE’s SME sector, to focus on their cyber security framework. Powerful IT infrastructure is the backbone of any organization, especially in this technology-dependent world. Cyberthreats have become a major threat for businesses globally where many businesses even shut down due to a lack of proper cybersecurity in place. Phishing, malware, ransomware threats, and attacks due to weak passwords are some of the most common forms of cyber threats that are creating major disruptions in the public and private sectors.

According to the UAE Ministry of Economy, the SME sector represents more than 90 percent of the total number of companies operating in the country and employs more than 86 percent of the private sector's workforce.

Rateesh Mohan, the Managing Director & Founder of Real Secure, stated, “Digitalization is accelerating in today's era, and with it, several security threats are spreading across the network. Ransomware, for instance, is a form of malware that encrypts files on a computer, making them unusable and making them unreachable. Furthermore, ransoms paid by victims in 2020 totaled nearly $300 million in cryptocurrency, an increase of 300% from the previous year. It is important for SMEs in UAE to stay ahead of the curve and build robust security layers to defend against such threats”.

As a cybersecurity company providing security solutions and assessments to large enterprises, the firm also provides the same level of expertise and security focus to the SME sector through its managed services business. This division currently supports companies, mostly SMEs in the UAE with its IT infrastructure, as some of them don’t have the budget to have a full-scale IT department.

“We also have an initiative called #BeRealSecure which enables SMEs in this region to be cyber-secure by providing managed services with a key focus on cybersecurity and taking full responsibility for their system and security which is not seen with many providers today making it our key differentiator from other service providers. We also provide a trial period so that our clients will be confident in the level of support and the whole experience. We even go a bit further and provide solutions for example if they don’t have a VPN security or any basic security solution which is mandatory for companies, this will be provided complimentary by Real Secure. And all these will be under their budget for the 12-month managed services contract,” added Rateesh.

Furthermore, the company closely monitors the criticality of security in today’s technology landscape, and all their solutions are developed keeping this key factor in mind. The firm ensures that security is at the forefront of any project that they embark upon and is integrated into everything that they do including developing new applications, cyber security, implementing physical security solutions such as CCTV, or deploying pre-existing solutions.

“Many people have a misconception that deploying an antivirus or similar solution like endpoint security is sufficient to safeguard a business from ransomware which is only partially true. Yes, antivirus is important and even today most antivirus like Heimdal and Bitdefender, etc. have ransomware protection tools but it is just one layer of security which is not enough in today’s environment where ransomware is evolving at a fast pace, every business also requires a 360 review of the entire architecture and its continuous monitoring to prevent emerging ransomware,” commented Rateesh.

Even today due to a lack of security experts, companies in the SME sector with legacy systems don’t engage in regular IT audits or take action to strengthen their security which makes them a good target for spammers and ransomware attacks.

“Real Secure takes all the necessary steps to protect organizations from such attacks which cause downtime and heavy financial loss by placing various security layers in our client’s environment to prevent the emerging ransomware. Currently, we are supporting various security-critical industry sectors such as banking and finance, real estate, property management, investment, Government sector, healthcare, and Petro-chemical among several others. We also work with SMEs across various other verticals including hospitality, logistics, and construction among several others where we weave a strong cybersecurity network and protect the organization’s tech infrastructure and data,” concluded Rateesh.

For further information on Real Secure please visit https://realsecure.ae/