We are excited to announce that FORTBRIDGE has achieved yet another milestone by receiving DESC accreditation as a Penetration Testing provider. Our dedicated team, with a wealth of experience in top tech companies across the UK/EU & US, specialises in application security, API security, and cloud security, covering both offensive and defensive perspectives. As we broaden our horizons, we are eagerly looking forward to fortifying companies in the dynamic region of Dubai,UAE.
Cybersecurity challenges in the UAE
According to SearchInform, approximately half of companies in the UAE still lack an information security department, with over one-third of CEOs acknowledging a significant shortage of information security staff.
Is this a challenge? Absolutely, and a substantial one. Last year, 86% of UAE companies encountered at least one successful cyber attack, and more than 72% faced data loss stemming from insider attacks. In the current business landscape, all data is now digital. Defending it is a more complicated, and often more expensive task than safeguarding tangible assets, making it an attractive target for cybercriminals.
Moreover, data protection laws are becoming stricter. Companies are legally obligated to secure their information, with some regulations explicitly specifying the requisite solutions. Among these are primarily DLP-class systems. For example, DLP systems are among the measures to prevent data breaches in the UAE Information Security Regulation issued by the United Arab Emirates Telecommunications and Digital Regulatory Authority.
We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to assist companies based in the UAE, contributing to the reinforcement of their digital infrastructure.
Fortbridge is an IT security consultancy with a focus on penetration testing, application security, and cloud security. Established in 2020 by two highly skilled brothers with over 25 years of combined experience in the information security industry, we proudly serve clients across various continents and sectors. Our team holds OSCP/AWS/Azure/GCP security certifications, underscoring our commitment to excellence. We are proud that FORTBRIDGE now holds DESC accreditation in penetration testing, reinforcing the quality of our services.
Adrian Tiron, co-founder of FORTBRIDGE , remarked, “Security certifications require a discerning approach, as their relevance varies significantly. We have always been strategic in selecting certifications, particularly understanding the importance of DESC accreditation. Achieving this as a DESC accredited penetration testing provider is a significant milestone for us, symbolizing our commitment to cybersecurity excellence.
As we expand into Dubai,UAE, we are excited to bring our expertise to a dynamic new market. Our aim is to fortify local businesses with the same level of professionalism and proficiency we’ve provided to our clients in the UK, US, and EU, enhancing their cybersecurity resilience.”
The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) is the official government department dedicated to ensuring Dubai’s cybersecurity. Established under decree number 11 of 2014 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE, and the Ruler of Dubai, DESC is entrusted with safeguarding information, communications networks, and governmental information systems in the Emirate of Dubai.
DESC actively enhances, adjusts, and implements essential cybersecurity methods to improve efficiency in managing and disseminating information among governmental entities in the Emirate. Furthermore, DESC takes on the responsibility of developing strategic plans to address any risks or threats to government information, working collaboratively with all relevant government authorities.