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Dragos continues expansion in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, November 29, 2021

Dragos, a global leader in cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS)/operational technology (OT) environments, is expanding further in Saudi Arabia in alignment with accelerated growth in the country. 
Dragos, which has its regional headquarters at the Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE) in Riyadh, supports the priorities set by Saudi Arabia’s 2020 budget allocation of SR102 billion ($27.2 billion) for security and regional administration including cybersecurity, as well as the kingdom’s Vision 2030 pillar on National Industrial Development and Logistics. 
Such initiatives are driving digital transformation and increased connectivity in critical systems including oil and gas, chemical, mining, industrial, logistics, and water. Dragos protects these organisations by providing specialised ICS/OT monitoring, threat detection, and response technology and services.
Growth in the KSA is central to Dragos’s expansion in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and will allow it to give more organisations direct access to its industrial cybersecurity technology and services so they can respond more quickly to threats, while also developing and training ICS/OT cybersecurity talent to ensure world-wide customer success. 
The company’s expansion will bolster its local presence and support a growing roster of customers in KSA. 
Through the expansion, Dragos will continue to grow its worldwide operations to address the burgeoning global market for ICS/OT cybersecurity solutions and meet the cybersecurity needs of critical infrastructure organisations in all regions and of any size or complexity. 
With Dragos, companies in the KSA can maintain comprehensive asset visibility, assess OT-specific threats and vulnerabilities, and respond to threats based on the latest threat intelligence. Their use of Dragos allows them to minimise risk to plant operations and improve security, while also meeting regulatory compliance requirements.
“Like organisations worldwide, companies in this region hold security and availability as top priority and seek a security partner that understands the unique challenges industrial environments present, while also having a strong understanding of the threats impacting operational technology,” said Bruce Niven, Chief Investment Officer, Aramco Ventures. 
“Dragos is that partner and as a testament to our trust in them, we have invested in the company. We are pleased that Dragos continues to expand its footprint to enable more organisations in the region to secure the critical infrastructure that serves our communities and contributes to the global economy.”
Coinciding with Dragos’s expansion announcement in KSA, CEO Robert M. Lee will present a keynote at @Hack, the region’s largest cybersecurity event in Riyadh, attracting 14,000 visitors. He is joining other leaders in the session, Cyber Enabled Journey: Successful Digital Transformation Recipe, on November 29, to discuss the role of cyber security as an enabler in industrial digital transformation.
-- TradeArabia News Service


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