Israeli cyber-security company XM Cyber, which was co-founded by former Mossad boss Tamir Pardo, will now also sell its security products in the Persian Gulf. The oil, gas and financial institutions of the oil-producing countries in particular need protection from cyber attacks, and the Israelis are among the best in the world when it comes to security on the global network.
Former Mossad boss Tamir Pardo, co-founder of XM Cyber
XM Cyber has developed products that reveal weak points in infrastructure systems and issue warnings if necessary. The company uses virtual sensors in the customer’s operational infrastructure network to simulate operations during a cyber attack. Through these simulated attacks, XM Cyber identifies vulnerabilities that allow infrastructures to be penetrated. It also tests the effect of human error.
XM Cyber began its overseas operations in the United States, where it works with several major banks. The company has now expanded to include the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy, as well as other Western European countries, including, more recently, France. Customers include the Port of Hamburg and the US insurance company Plymouth Rock.
For the Gulf States, which, like Israel, are in a shadow war with Iran, the security of their oil, gas and financial facilities is of critical importance. With their economies barely diversified, a successful attack on these facilities would be a severe blow to these countries.