The launch of the CDC will be an additional tool to help protect customers across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region from emerging threats. (Agencies)
The CDC team comprises of expert consultants, with more than 70 years combined experience in incident response handling across the public and private sector.
"McAfee's elite presence in the region enables customers to have a connected approach to cyber security," said Ayman Al-Issa, Digital Oilfields Cyber Security advisor.
"The local, on-the-ground presence provided by the CDC will make it easier for all entities to take advantage of McAfee's expertise and also reduce response time in the event of a crisis of any kind. McAfee once again shows leadership and solution differentiation with the opening of this new Center," he added.
The governments in the region have been investing heavily in new solutions to prevent and minimize the impact of attacks and McAfee's CDC will be working closely with key stakeholders to look for ways to improve protection.
"The rising frequency of outages due to hacktivist, criminal and terrorist activities has brought the security issue front of mind," said Gert-Jan Schenk, President of McAfee in EMEA.
Over the last year, a tremendous increase has been detected in malware and attacks targeted at EMEA organizations. As an example, Ukraine and Belarus both experienced an increase in spam of more than 200 percent in Q2 2013.
The launch of the CDC will be an additional tool to help protect customers across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region from emerging threats.