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Gemalto’s breach report finds identity theft and poor internal security practices taking a toll

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Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Compared to the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, […]


Preventing and mitigating ransomware with cyber situational awareness

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Article by Alastair Paterson, CEO and co-founder of Digital Shadows If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before The Godfather or Goodfellas. Even cyber extortion, which extends this criminal activity into […]


Fortinet warns that BlueBorne may affect billions of devices

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Fortinet®, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, urges caution regarding a new Bluetooth exploit, known as BlueBorne, that has been discovered to exploit a number of Bluetooth vulnerabilities, making billions of devices potentially vulnerable to attack. While there is no evidence that such attack vectors currently exist in the wild, it is possible that […]


ievo appoints Network Information Technology as META distributor

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ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of fingerprint biometric solutions, has announced that Network Information Technology (NIT), an Ingram Micro company, has been named the distributor for their product range for the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region. After establishing a strong foothold in the domestic and European markets, this is the next step in […]


Arbor releases new version of DDoS defence as automation becomes critical

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As distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to rise dramatically in size, frequency and complexity, it has become clear that automation is now increasingly critical in protecting the network against these attacks. This is according to Arbor Network’s Territory Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Bryan Hamman, who says, “Arbor has recently released a new version […]


Expanding security beyond the virtual machine: security in the age of cloud and BYOD

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It’s no secret that organisations have been slow to warm up to the idea of cloud – and with good reason. Where digital data security was once as simple and straightforward as ring-fencing a network perimeter with a single physical gateway to control access, the cloud has changed everything. Businesses’ precious data is now very […]


When businesses get bit by bytes

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Whether it is due to a technical glitch, human error or, as in the recent Petya and WannaCry cases, a full-on cyberattack, as digitalisation transforms the industrial world there is a significant cyber risk for companies delivering products and services. Implementing proper risk management procedures should be top priority, including understanding the significant threat posed […]


Organisations must disrupt cyberattacks before they become a business disruptor

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Dimension Data, the global ICT services and solutions provider, and Cisco, have joined forces and published a White Paper to help organisations stay ahead of ransomware threats. Called Ransomware: The Pervasive Business Disruptor the paper looks at ransomware trends and impacts, and how to respond before a threat becomes a business disruptor. According to a […]


GE signs partner agreement with HPE for digital solutions across MEA

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GE has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise that will bring GE Digital’s breakthrough digital industrial solutions at scale to the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The three-year agreement with HPE is the first collaboration of this scale and scope in the region, and will focus primarily on cybersecurity solutions in operational […]


Survey finds insider threats and ransomware are most feared, followed by DDoS attacks

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Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by Infoblox, found that ransomware, insider threats and denial of service are considered […]


Fidelis Cybersecurity to showcase automated detection and response at GITEX 2017

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Fidelis Cybersecurity, the leading provider of products and services for detecting and stopping advanced cyberattacks, has announced its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2017 to be held at Dubai World Trade Center, 08-12 October. Fidelis Cybersecurity (Hall 1, stand E1-30) will demonstrate how its latest platform, Fidelis Elevate, empowers security teams and raises an organisations’ […]


Kaspersky Lab launches latest versions of flagship products to protect the modern household

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Kaspersky Lab has launched updated versions of its consumer flagship products. The updated Kaspersky Internet Security ensures even better protection against ransomware, is able to protect Mac computers while using public Wi-Fi networks and also offers an extra layer of protection with a secret code for Android users to prevent specific apps like instant messaging […]


ISYX Technologies unveils next generation Managed Services

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Building on the success of its existing traditional model, ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing IT transformation company in the Middle East and Africa, has unveiled its exclusive future-ready next-generation Managed Services initiative. As part of its new Managed Services offering, the company has also invested in building state of the art network and security operation centres […]


Equifax breach: The impact for enterprises and consumers

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Article by Rick Holland, VP Strategy, Digital Shadows What we know about the Equifax breach On 7th September, credit reporting agency Equifax announced “a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million US consumers”. To put this in context, at this time, this incident is almost seven times larger than the Office of Personnel Management breach […]


The future of ransomware

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Many businesses – and individuals – were affected by the various cyberattacks perpetrated in the past six months. Ransomware seems to have taken over the headlines this year, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Ransomware is most likely to be a topic that will remain highlighted in the years to come. The business world […]


Arbor and NETSCOUT partnership offers intelligent solution against advanced threat market

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Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, has joined forces with its parent company to offer a unique, intelligent solution in the fight against the advanced threat market. NETSCOUT, a leading provider of cybersecurity and business intelligence solutions, has announced an integration between its next-generation, real time information platform, ISNG, and the network threat analysis […]


A three-step guide to cybersecurity

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Cybercrime is on the rise, and given the growing use of technology and the growing volumes of data organisations and individual users face, it is no surprise. Recently, British Airways was struck by an outage that left not one but two data centres dormant for several days. The knock-on effect of this lasted days, left […]


What’s up with your mobile apps? Identifying and mitigating digital risk

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I’ll venture to guess you’re using a mobile device to read this. In a recent Ericsson Mobility Report, the total number of mobile subscriptions at the end of 2016 was approximately 7.5 billion and growing around 4% year-on-year. Greater speed, power and storage capabilities of mobile devices means they are used more frequently for activities […]


RippleNami, Inc. announces partnership to accelerate the use of blockchain in West Africa

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RippleNami, Inc., provider of the only blockchain map-based data visualisation platform, announces a partnership with Data Edge Revenue, a Sierra Leone-based systems integration company focused on advancing digitisation in West Africa. The partnership provides blockchain-based solutions to help public and private players deliver economic opportunities, critical services and resources to improve the lives of the […]


Next gen Kaspersky Private Security Network: threat intelligence within the network walls

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Kaspersky Lab is introducing its next generation of Kaspersky Private Security Network, a private version of Kaspersky Security Network that allows enterprises to boost their detection speed with access to real time global threat intelligence from 80 million sensors, without sharing any data outside their corporate network. The renewed Kaspersky Private Security Network offers additional […]