Middle East and Africa have proven to be one of the fastest transforming regions around the world, and one of the most challenging for cybersecurity authorities and decision makers. Attackers have, and continue to try elevating threats to MEA over other regions. This session will dive into the recent cyber threat landscape, describing new tactics utilized by criminal groups in the region and highlighting their top targets and interests. It will also reveal how attackers are adapting to regional changes to boost espionage, conduct robberies, and spread destruction.
Sherif is a Senior Researcher for the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky. He spends his days uncovering APTs, cyber-espionage campaigns, major malware, ransomware, and underground cyber-criminal trends specific in the Middle East and Arab region.
Before joining Kaspersky Sherif was deep in Malware Analysis for Egypt CERT, a Threat Intel researcher in TrendMicro where he helped establish their threat intelligence service, and authoring 10+ research publications covering threats targeting Middle East entities across different sectors.