Trelix today announced the appointment of Saudi Arabian Khalid Alatiq as Head of the Middle East Region. Alateeq’s knowledge, skills and relationship with the Saudi public and private sectors, a strategic market for Trellix, were key determinants of his appointment.
Fabien Rech, senior vice president of EMEA at Trellix, said: “Trellix’s long-term commitment to Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government, its people and its economic vision has resulted in the appointment of Khaled Alateeq as Regional Head.” Having experienced first-hand the cyber threats they face, Trellix has a unique value proposition for enterprises and government agencies, underpinned by Trellix XDR, which, coupled with Mr. Alateeq’s excellent service, has made the domestic market With his reputation and success in , he will be able to make a significant impact on the ability of any organization to defend itself in line with Vision 2030.”
Alateeq is a cybersecurity industry veteran with over 13 years of experience across a variety of roles. He holds dual master’s degrees in Management Information Systems and Enterprise Security Management. He has held many positions in business and information technology, and has a broad view of the intersection of business operations, IT, and cybersecurity, and a clear overview of digitalization, government processes, and corporate plans and approaches. I understand the statue. Cyber challenges that threaten these areas.
“As organizations transform to align with Vision 2030, the attack surface will inevitably expand and expose them to new attack vectors,” said newly appointed Alatique. “Traditional security defenses are no longer enough. Enterprises need a living security approach to stay ahead of their adversaries, adapt to emerging threats, and speed detection and response.”
Trellix has been operating in Saudi Arabia for over 20 years and has rapidly built a recognized and trusted brand across all major sectors. The company offers an open, native, ever-learning and adapting living security approach for a variety of industries, with a focus on critical sectors such as government, oil and gas, telecommunications, FSI, and utilities. In Saudi Arabia, Trellix has established simplified cybersecurity operations focused on helping organizations achieve their Vision 2030 goals.
We have also invested in developing the local talent pool in the Kingdom in collaboration with other organizations. Most recently, we participated in the 2022 Global Cybersecurity Forum under the auspices of the National Cybersecurity Authority. In the same year, the company collaborated as a development provider during the Tuwaiq Academy Youth Boot Camp in Saudi Federal Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones.
“I have lived the story of cybersecurity and cyberthreats in Saudi Arabia, watching, learning and advising as the threat surface expands and businesses fend off their adversaries,” he added. “I am thrilled to join Trellix and help Saudi organizations combat their digital adversaries through a more agile and prepared approach to security than ever before. We are confident that the government can make real progress towards Saudi Vision 2030.”
Source: Zawya press release
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