Mohannad AlKalash




An experienced professional with more than 15 years’ experience in cybersecurity, Mohannad have participated in large programs to develop cybersecurity capabilities for many entities in the Kingdom and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, such as establishing the first global center for managed cyber security services in the region. Mohannad is a regular speaker on cybersecurity and ICT-related conferences in addition to his membership on the advisory board at the Information Security Conference in the Middle East and North Africa. His latest achievements is establishing Cyber-X (non-profit) project that aims to raise awareness among individuals and organizations in the field of cyber security by developing different multimedia and interactive products, as well as focusing on trending topics in cyber security.

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How Can Cyber Awareness Save You Money

The importance of cybersecurity can’t be overstated. The world is in a state of interconnection, and therefore an attack on one host or user can easily become an attack against many people. Cyber attacks can range from the theft of personal information to extortion attempts for individual targets. For companies, many things are always at stake. There is, therefore, a broad scope of what cybersecurity covers for corporate organizations.Employees are the weakest weak points, and they are particularly hard to protect since they are targeted using social-engineering techniques. These techniques cannot be prevented by using security tools. Attackers get to users through normal interactions, using media such as phones, emails, or face-to-face encounters. Organizations have lost a lot of money due to their employees being attacked using social-engineering attack methods. Therefore, user-awareness programs should be incorporated into most cybersecurity strategies. Let’s look at this in more detail.