UAE’s security threat landscape increases
The UAE’s security threat landscape has increased last year due to surge in cybercriminals compared to 2011, a top official at research firm Symantec told Gulf News.
“Within the Middle East, the UAE ranks second for phishing hosts and fourth for outbound malicious code and spam,” said Bulent Teksoz, chief security strategist of emerging markets at Symantec.
He said the government authorities in the UAE are doing a lot as cyber security is a critical issue. Overall, the UAE’s security threat profile ranking rose to 40 globally in 2012 compared to 46 in 2011.