Switzerland brings its cybersecurity expertise to Portugal

Switzerland brings its cybersecurity expertise to Portugal

Cascais, October 26, 2022 – UBCOM, a Swiss strategic consulting firm in cybersecurity and digital sovereignty, has opened an office in Portugal, in DNA Cascais, with the aim of reaching the national and all Portuguese-speaking markets.
Based in Switzerland and with offices in France, Luxembourg and now Portugal, UBCOM’s mission is to help governments and companies defend their digital sovereignty, i.e. to protect sensitive data, whether personal, strategic or operational, in the global market against economic intelligence and industrial espionage. UBCOM also provides political protection of information, adapting digital and information security strategies to local laws and regulations to protect the owner and intellectual property.

Photo ouverture UBCOM Portugal au DNA Cascais
Frans Imbert-Vier, CEO of UBCOM SA, Bruno Correia, CEO of UBCOM Portugal and Miguel Alves, Project Manager of the DNA Cascais business integration © All rights reserved - UBCOM 2022

For Frans Imbert-Vier, CEO and founder of UBCOM, “the decision to expand the business in Portugal is directly related to the fact that Portugal is an early adopter ecosystem, open to innovative solutions in the digital sector and this is due in particular to the legislative initiatives implemented to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity, but also to the excellent universities, which train the talents of tomorrow. It is also worth highlighting the government’s effort, included in the state budget, for the creation of cross-cutting competencies in society in cybersecurity.”
The Global Cyberspace Security Index 2020 report, which measures the commitment of 193 countries to cybersecurity issues, ranks Portugal 14th (it was 42nd in 2018) and 8th in the European ranking (it was 25th in 2018).
However, as Frans Imbert-Vier points out, “Portugal is facing, like all countries, increasing cyber threats, as evidenced by the numerous attacks that have targeted companies and public bodies, in some cases leading to serious service interruptions or even affecting some critical services. This shows that there is still a long and necessary way to go in terms of cybersecurity.”

On the other hand, Frans Imbert-Vier adds that “UBCOM’s experience in the healthcare sector, protecting hospitals, clinics or pharmaceutical and analytical laboratories, is also an opportunity, as this sector has been the target of constant attacks. “
Bruno Correia, CEO of UBCOM Portugal, says that “by providing their know-how, they intend to support the economy and the country by responding to the great challenges of digitalization, but also create and stimulate local employment.”
In the first phase of its entry into Portugal, UBCOM will focus on three main solutions: Ubscan, Detoxio by Serenicity and Mailshield.
Ubscan is the first vulnerability scanning and certification software charged by IP. Ubscan identifies all weaknesses and vulnerabilities of information systems and all equipment with an IP address (servers, printers, IoT). This is a fundamental diagnosis to correct vulnerabilities and increase the level of security of systems.
Detoxio from Serenicity, an exclusive service from UBCOM, analyzes and blocks in real time toxic flows that can alter, destroy or steal data from organizations.
Mailshield, on the other hand, is designed to protect one of the most important, if not the most important, communication tool in the enterprise – email. Mailshield checks the status of DNS configuration, ensures that emails are sent to the right destination, detects spoofing and phishing attempts, and discovers the origin and severity of email threats.
According to Bruno Correia, “These are entry-level services, with scalable pricing, that allow companies of any size to perfect their digital security strategies.”

For more information, please visit www.ubcom.eu or contact
Juliette Goutte jg@ubcom.eu – +33 6 76 10 18 66 (for France) and
Luis Rosendo luis.rosendo@generator.pt – +351 917228592 (for Portugal)