Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky opens new office in Saudi Arabia

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider Kaspersky has opened its new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

According to the company statement, “Establishing this new office in the kingdom is a milestone in the company’s roadmap to protect over 400 million users and 240,000 corporate clients worldwide.”

Saudi Arabia ranked first in cybersecurity readiness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as per the Global Cybersecurity Index. Adding to the efforts to build a strong cybersecurity infrastructure, the Kingdom introduced a National Cybersecurity Strategy.

Mohamad Hashem
Mohamad Hashem
General Manager
Kaspersky – KSA & Bahrain

“Saudi Arabia continues to be a priority market for Kaspersky in the region. As the country moves forward in its innovation and digital-first agenda at great speed, there is a need for a strong cybersecurity posture. This can be achieved only if companies across all industries learn, understand, educate, adapt, and invest in cybersecurity solutions with true potential. Our presence, commitment, and focus in Saudi Arabia is on giving organizations in Saudi Arabia the power, expertise, and knowledge to deliver on their promise to keep their customers and citizens protected.”

Emphasizing the importance of establishing a regional office in the Kingdom, Mr. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, said that, “We are looking forward to opening a new office in Saudi Arabia. It is both a key market and international business hub in the Middle East region. Given the evolving nature of cyberthreats, this step will further contribute to ensuring that our local clients and partners have access to best-in-class cybersecurity solutions to protect their businesses and infrastructure.”

“I am convinced that establishing a regional office will also underline our strong commitment in guiding, sharing our expertise with, and supporting the region in enhancing its cybersecurity resilience and sustainable growth,” Mr. Kaspersky further added.

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