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Muntaser Bdair’s belief in the capabilities of regional resources and striving to make a difference at the local, regional, and international level, is what led the CEO to incorporate IT Security C&T—leading information security and technology risk management resource center in the Middle East and North African Region. From the beginning, Muntaser had the vision to establish a professional services company to address the increasing challenges of cyber security faced by customers in the MENA region and the need for professional security engineers and consultants that can compete on the local and international level. Muntaser utilized his experience in providing consultancy and training services around the world including USA, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to address his customer’s challenges in this growing and sensitive field.
" We provide our customers with our world-class consultancy services to develop their security strategies, establish their Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), establish or enhance their Security Operation Center (SOC), and develop their risk management framework "
Realizing that selecting and motivating the right resources that share the same passion for delivering world-class quality and professional services to his clients is the key success factor for the company, Muntaser approached and hired the top consultants and subject matter experts in the field. He in partnership with Ayman Al Otaibi and Omar Atabani (both experts in the field of Information security and former colleagues) started IT Security C&T. He also selected motivated individuals from the local market, trained, and mentored them to become some of the most recognized consultants and engineers in the region. He invested his time and experience to establish a team that not only delivers quality services to their clients, but most importantly gains their trust.
The information security solutions IT Security C&T provides are specialized integrated consultation and solutions that address customer’s complex requirements. To empower the clients with the knowledge and certifications needed to address their complex security requirements, IT Security C&T offers complete information and cyber security training services to customers including internationally recognized security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO27001 lead Implementer and Lead Auditors, CBC, GDPR, CPTE, CIHE, CDFE. “We provide our customers with our world-class consultancy services to develop their security strategies, establish their Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), establish or enhance their Security Operation Center (SOC), and develop their risk management framework” says the steadfast leader. “We also provide technical security assessment such as vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, security architecture reviews, and provide recommendations to improve their security posture.”
In an instance, IT Security C&T helped one of their financial clients -who had invested in procuring many security solutions but were not utilizing them efficiently by conducting assessment of their current state and the To-Be desired state. IT Security C&T tuned their security solutions to provide efficient monitoring and increased visibility of their security threats, developed SOC processes and procedures, and provided them with onsite and remote services to augment their internal staff. The result of this partnership approach to this financial customer is considered one of the most successful in the region where in the last 5 years, they did not have any major security incident.
IT Security C&T’s approach to offer complete holistic services and solutions that are vendor neutral and offer complete end to end services in the new emerging areas of data protection, SOC operation, OT/ICS/IOT security, and security governance is keeping them ahead of the curve in servicing clients. The company is offering full data protection services that not only help customers choose the right solutions for protecting their data on premises and in the cloud but also make sure they have the processes needed to ensure data protection. “We are also expanding our SOC services offering in the region and by 2020, we aim at serving more countries than at present with our unique services,” adds Muntaser.
CEO & Founder
IT Security C&T provides specialized integrated solutions that address customer’s complex requirement and provides the organization with state of the art information security controls to mitigate the enterprise risk.