Singapore’s Group-IB plans to produce local cyber technologies from Dubai


Singapore-based Group-IB aims to produce in-house cyber security solutions from its Dubai research centre by 2023 with the help of local talent, according to the company’s founder.


The facility, known as Threat Intelligence and Research Centre, will help the cyber security company counter local threats effectively and export the technologies developed in the UAE to the other parts of the world, Dmitry Volkov, chief technology officer and co-founder of Group-IB, said.


It was inaugurated on Sunday, a day before the start of the three-day Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference, and is based in Dubai Internet City.


“The Middle East, especially the UAE, is one of the hot markets and bad actors are always trying to breach into its secure networks. The presence of big corporates and wealthy economies makes this region an attractive target,” Mr Volkov told The National.


“We chose Dubai to stay closer to this region … to work from ground zero in association with local talent, partners and law enforcement agencies. The centre will produce technologies and solutions specific [to] regional problems,” he said.


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