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Intel Security Partners with Ingram Micro Middle East
Wearable Tech World Feature Article
May 11, 2015
Intel Security Partners with Ingram Micro Middle East
By Steve Anderson
Contributing TMCnet Writer

Security isn't a thing to take lightly, and just about any connected device these days is seen as an opportunity by a lot of evildoers out there to gain access to wider networks. Wearable tech is no exception on that front, and Intel Security is joining up with Ingram Micro (News - Alert) Middle East in a bid to help drive better security via better training.

The new partnership is reportedly set to bring an array of new training courses to Ingram Micro's customer base, ranging from topics like endpoint and data protection, along with network security and event management administration, among others. The Ingram Micro training products, at last report, tend to intermingle classroom instruction with hands-on lab sessions, making for a high-impact program that seems to  work particularly well with Intel (News - Alert) Security's own training methods, that also emphasize the hands-on classroom instruction approach.

Hamed Diab, who serves as Intel Security's regional director, offered up some comment around Intel Security's own connection, saying “We believe in providing the best proactive training available to our clients and IT professionals in the region essential for keeping up to date with Intel Security product knowledge.”

With these new tools, the Middle East region that Ingram Micro serves will be able to bolster its information technology (IT) security and—as described by Ingram Micro Education Services head for the Middle East and Africa markets Zornitza S. Hadjitodorova—provide “...the right level of knowledge to both sell and install, configure, manage and troubleshoot Intel Security products.”

There's no doubt security is an ever-more vital portion of any kind of connected hardware these days, and Intel Security is just the firm to point this out. Intel Security will also be offering up a keynote address at the upcoming Wearable Tech Expo, set to run July 13 – 15 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The keynote will be delivered by Intel Security's Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, Gary Davis, and will likely cover a wide array of security topics.

Looking at a threat map of the Internet of Things (IoT), that was recently brought forth, shows just what kind of need there is for security in the field. Though wearable tech is perhaps somewhat tangential to the IoT, there are plenty of similarities involved, especially if the wearable tech items are viewed as the “things” involved. No one likes to think of the new Apple (News - Alert) Watch or a fitness tracker as a means to access a home network without authorization, but such could be the case, and this poses a grave new threat to networks. That threat, meanwhile, is being addressed by companies like Intel Security, and offering firms in growing markets like Ingram Micro a chance to address these security risks before they become major threats. Consider the Dyre Wolf malware, a system that depends on users not knowing how it behaves to have the fullest impact.

Security is a vital part of just about any operation involving IT, and wearable technology is no exception. But tools like Intel Security and Ingram Micro's should prove to go a long way in helping to keep computing as safe and useful as possible.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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