5G expansion across Middle East leads to business growth

5G expansions of this scale will ultimately cause greater risk of cyberattacks on operators and their customers
With 5G growth and digital transformation trends across the Middle East, companies like SecurityGen are supporting expansions & offering security solutions

5G continues to grow faster than any previous mobile generation in history, as network providers explore how they can make services more consumable across enterprises and industries.

Telecoms cybersecurity leaders are ultimately working to boost presence in areas like the Middle East to support 5G growth.

Global provider of security solutions and services for the telecom industry, SecurityGen, is one company committed to supporting the expansion of 5G across the Middle East region. With accelerated growth of 5G plus the adoption of IoT-based initiatives, SecurityGen has seen huge growth potential for the Middle East region and so is expanding its regional presence by bolstering senior leadership and enhancing delivery capabilities.

Anticipating rapid 5G growth across the world

Expansions of this scale will ultimately cause greater risk of cyberattacks on operators and their customers. As reported by our sister publication, Cyber Magazine, the number of ransomware attacks in the Middle East increased by 57% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. Additionally, cyberattacks rose 71% in the UAE in 2021, with 84% of UAE companies paying a ransom – a figure that was 20% higher than the global average at the time.

The Middle East represents a crucial region for SecurityGen as, over the past 18 months, SecurityGen has recorded significant deployments and partnerships and grown its customer base with mobile operators to secure their networks. 

As of 2023, SecurityGen has project deployments and customers across Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Turkey.

With accelerated growth of 5G plus the adoption of IoT-based initiatives, SecurityGen is intensifying its regional presence by bolstering its senior leadership and enhancing its delivery capabilities in anticipation of growth. 

Amit Nath, co-founder and CEO of SecurityGen, says: “The Middle East represents significant growth potential for 5G over the next few years. As the region expands economically and culturally via digital transformation projects plus ambitious initiatives like Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Vision 2030, the spotlight is on telecom operators and how they can deliver secure high-speed broadband to communities in areas beyond the reach of wireline networks.”

Nath continues: “Many cities across the region use 5G for pioneering IoT-based “Smart City” applications. The applications are vast, from connected public transport to efficient traffic management and environmental monitoring. 

“With innovative schemes on the horizon such as Saudi Arabia’s planned new city Neom, secure mobile networks - both public and private - are essential. But to capitalise on these and other opportunities created by 5G, operators must ensure their networks are safe, secure and protected from cyber-threats.”

SecurityGen to protect 5G networks against threats

Founded in early 2022, SecurityGen is already working to transform 5G cybersecurity for mobile operators around the world. The company launched its ACE (Artificial Cybersecurity Expert) breach and attack simulation platform last year, which is one of the first completely automated platforms for securing mobile networks.

SecurityGen followed up the ACE platform with the launch at the end of last year of the 5G Cyber-Security Lab, a virtual environment where operators can test new solutions and methods for protecting their 5G networks against threats and vulnerabilities. 

In January 2023, SecurityGen published its top cyber-security challenges for mobile operators for 2023, which includes 5G’s vulnerability to attack. Other leading threats include cyberattacks from hostile states and organised crime groups, as well as advanced ransomware attacks.

Dmitry Kurbatov, co-founder and CTO of SecurityGen, added, “Telecom network security is both an operational and a commercial priority for mobile operators. SecurityGen’s approach combines the latest research into new and emerging cyber-threats with tried and tested, future-ready telecom security solutions.

“High-speed mobile networks will play an essential role in bringing to life innovative projects and initiatives focused on enhancing living standards and stimulating sustainable economic growth. Ensuring stringent security for these 5G-driven ecosystems is paramount,” he says. 

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