Utilizing AI to Stay Ahead of Cybercriminals: World Backup Day Insights from Alaa Bawab, Lenovo


Alaa Bawab, General Manager for Middle East and Africa, Discusses How AI Can Help Businesses Stay Ahead of Cybercriminals on World Backup Day

Alaa Bawab, General Manager for Middle East and Africa at Lenovo Infrastructure Group (ISG), has shed light on the significance of World Backup Day, emphasizing the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in helping businesses combat cybercriminals.

In a time where data breaches are on the rise, World Backup Day serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of safeguarding data and implementing robust security measures against cyber threats. A recent study conducted by the UAE Cyber Security Council and CPX Holding revealed over 155,000 vulnerable assets in the UAE, with a significant portion of critical vulnerabilities left unaddressed for years.

The financial impact of data breaches in the Middle East, particularly in the UAE, underscores the economic motives behind cyber attacks in the region. Despite the potential for AI to empower cybercriminals, it also offers businesses a strategic advantage in staying ahead of evolving threats.

By leveraging AI algorithms, organizations can intelligently prioritize data for backup, identify critical information in real-time, and detect potential threats within the backup process through historical data analysis. AI can also automate data encryption during backups, utilizing advanced techniques like homomorphic encryption to secure sensitive information without decryption.

Furthermore, the integration of edge computing allows for data processing closer to the source, reducing latency and enhancing backup efficiency. Lenovo’s partnership with Veeam further strengthens its data protection capabilities, ensuring seamless operational continuity and resilience in the face of cyber risks.

Through the synergy of AI, edge computing, and strategic partnerships, businesses can fortify their digital assets and navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity threats with confidence.

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