Manama, Bahrain: Zain Bahrain, the leading Mobile Broadband network operator in the Kingdom, successfully hosted a Masterclass session on cybersecurity for its employees. The session titled, “Stay on Guard” was delivered by Mr. Ali Beshara, a proficient Information Technology professional with over two decades of experience. Zain Bahrain realizes the importance of cybersecurity education and organised the session to amplify the need for upskilling and re-skilling employee knowledge in this area and acquaint them with the latest developments on cyber threats, attacks and privacy issues.
Ali Beshara has specialized in information security and has many professional certifications in the cybersecurity field including a M.Sc. in Public Administration. During the session, Ali educated Zain employees on the various types of attacks such as ransomware, malware, social engineering and phishing and shed some light on cybersecurity trends. Zain employees were acquainted with the necessity of creating a cyber secure organization and how each employee plays a key role in keeping the organisation secure.
He further provided tips on how Zain employees can protect information, passwords, emails and stay safe while working from home. Ali concluded the session with digital risks and threat monitoring and ways to harvest information in order to provide superior organization security. He also provided tips for selecting and using the right frameworks to enhance cybersecurity decision-making in the organization.
Commenting on successfully hosting the Zain Masterclass session, Salah AlKooheji, Manager Learning & Development at Zain Bahrain said, “Through the Masterclass sessions we aim to educate our staff about relevant industry matters and an expert is invited to deliver the session. Cybersecurity is extremely important in today’s technology environment as more and more companies and individuals are prone to falling victim to digital attacks. Knowledge of cybersecurity and information technology is crucial as it forms the basis for preventing a cyber breach or attack.
Through this session our learning and development teams have ensured that any employee using a computer should know how to identify phishing schemes and social engineering attacks. It is crucial for Zain Bahrain employees to be aware of the best course of action to take should they experience a cyber-attack. We strive to keep Zain employees updated in order for them to maintain an advantage in such situations.”
Commenting on the session, Mohammed Al Alawi, Director, Business Planning & Analytics at Zain Bahrain said, “The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way we work, and it is extremely important for us to address and ensure resilience in the cyberspace realm. As cybersecurity threats are increasing exponentially, it is of utmost importance to educate our employees on data privacy handling and making them understand the ramifications of cybersecurity risks and ways in which to prevent them.
At Zain Bahrain, we are extremely cautious about preventing unauthorized access, securing data transmissions and ensuring extensive monitoring that has predictive capabilities powered by advanced analytics. We have strong security guidelines in place, and our teams constantly conduct rigorous risk assessments for our systems that safeguards us against any threats. With this Masterclass session, we hope our employees garner more knowledge and enhance their ability to protect their online data and learn how to thwart cyber-attacks.”
The Zain Masterclass is part of Zain Bahrain’s training series and is one of the main development programs that allow employees to be more agile in obtaining information about advanced solutions and keeping up with trends in the telecom sector. Zain Bahrain will continue to host the Masterclass sessions to inspire their employees and maintain a healthy work environment, thereby supporting the organization’s strategy.