Class in transformation: Cyber security is Paramount in a connected world

Premchand Kurup, CEO, Paramount
Premchand Kurup, CEO, Paramount

Paramount was one of the first companies in the region to be certified on four ISO standards, which include ISO 9001-2008, ISO 27001-2013, ISO 20000-1-2011 and ISO 22301-2012.



Paramount, the regional leader in cybersecurity, enables customers to protect their critical information assets and infrastructure through a prudent combination of people, process and technology. Founded in 1992, transformed into an Internet Security Solutions Provider in 1999, reconfigured in 2007 through a Management Buy Out (the first MBO of an IT Company in Dubai Internet City) and reinvented in 2015 to morph into a trusted cybersecurity solutions provider, Paramount is a "Class in Transformation."
Paramount was one of the first companies in the region to be certified on four ISO standards, which include ISO 9001-2008, ISO 27001-2013, ISO 20000-1-2011 and ISO 22301-2012.
Today, Paramount's client list includes some of the most respected and admired names in the Middle East including leading airlines, telecom companies, government departments, banks, and oil and gas companies. The company was adjudged as one of the top five SMEs in the UAE and was nominated as the "Best Place to Work". It was also awarded "Great Place to Work" for female employees. Leadership development programmes, personal growth labs and project management workshops are regularly conducted to unearth the 'hidden talent' in people and nurture the next generation of leaders.
What distinguishes Paramount in the marketplace is its team of accomplished cybersecurity professionals and their track record. A 145-strong workforce, with over 100 security consultants and engineers, makes Paramount one of the largest reservoirs of cybersecurity talent in the Arabian Gulf. The 13-member management team of Paramount has an aggregate of over 200 man-years of industry experience including 93 man-years in the cybersecurity arena.
The company takes equal pride in having an engaged and motivated workforce that actively participates in various CSR activities, lending great support to the society. The company contributes 2 per cent of its profits, and employees voluntarily contribute one day's salary to a CSR fund, which is effectively used in various meaningful initiatives and well-designed programmes towards educational assistance, Iftar camps and medical camps for labourers, among others. They have also partnered with various schools across the UAE to create awareness among students on the need for information management, security and online safety.
In 2015 Paramount was received the CSR Label and the "Happiness in the Workplace Award" from the Dubai Chamber, while in 2012, the company was awarded the MRM - Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Business Excellence.
The company's mission is to be the most admired security services company in the Gulf region and the leadership believes that their CLEAR (Caring, Learning, Energising, Achieving and Respecting) value system will help them achieve this end.


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