StarLink Drives Proactive Security into Regional Media Organizations

To Protect Intellectual Property, Digital Content and Reputation

Sunday, August 30, 2015 – Dubai, UAE - StarLink, the region's trusted security-specialized "True" Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), has noted a surge in security projects in the Media vertical in the Middle East in 2015.

The media sector has recently felt a large exposure to cyber-threats since media companies have a significant online presence, and have a large attack surface to protect. And, since media products are in high demand and completely digital, there is a high risk of being breached with sensitive data being leaked. There are many well-known examples of high profile media breaches that have caused reputational damage. News organizations in particular are increasingly popular targets for hacktivists and attack groups loyal to a particular nation or cause.

"Cybersecurity is essential for Media organizations as the impact of an attack can lead to the loss of competitive advantage and cause irreversible reputation damage. With our Channel Partners, we have been involved in multiple large Media security deployments this year, helping organizations in the industry to implement better next-generation-threat detection technology, security operations centers, and best-of-breed incident response tools" said Nidal Othman, Managing Director of StarLink.

Avinash Advani, VP Business Strategy at StarLink added, "In the light of 2014's much publicized cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, every Media organization needs to ensure that they are more prepared. A data breach for a Media company can not only hurt the organization's reputation, but it can bring business operations to a standstill incurring huge costs due to downtime. Media organizations are constantly in the spotlight and therefore they must ensure that they identify critical assets and put in place a defense-in-depth, multi-layered security architecture for the protection of users, networks, applications and data."

  Download Case Study