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Mobile Malware: Introducing a new era of cyber threats

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Malware is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of users of digital devices. Many of us associate it with attacks on networks or individual computers. It’s easy to forget that mobiles can also come under attack from malicious software. Intelligent CIO spoke to: Anvee Alderton, Channel Manager for southern Africa, TrendMicro; Morey Haber, […]


Etisalat Digital and SonicWall to deliver security solutions to SMBs in the UAE

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SonicWall, a security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, has announced a strategic partnership with Etisalat Digital, the business unit of Etisalat Group driving digital transformation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other regions where the Etisalat Group operates. The collaboration is primarily focused on delivering end-to-end digital security solutions to small- […]


eHDF achieves accreditation for Dubai cyber defence centre

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eHosting DataFort (eHDF), a leading cloud infrastructure, managed hosting and security services provider, has announced the certificate of achievement (CREST Maturity Model) for its Cyber Defence Centre (CDC)/ Security Operation Centre (SOC) based in Dubai Internet City. The Cyber Security Incident Response Certificate demonstrates the maturity level of eHDF’s CDC/SOC and showcases the effective policies […]


Mayflex Middle East to exhibit at Intersec 2018 in Dubai

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Mayflex, the distributor of Converged IP Solutions, will be exhibiting at Intersec 2018. The event takes place on January 21-23 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Intersec is the world’s leading trade fair for security, safety and fire protection and provides an important business platform worldwide as well as being the number one […]


Mimecast report: Cybercriminals switching to impersonation attacks

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Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its most recent Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) test results. The ESRA testing programme measures the effectiveness of existing email security systems in regular use by tens-of-thousands of organisations globally. The latest results highlight the continued challenge of securing organisations from […]


Middle East posts world’s highest increase in data breach costs

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The Middle East is posting the world’s highest increase in data breach costs, with the average organisation risking nearly USD 5 million per data breach, showing the urgency in adopting data protection strategies, according to security experts. Worldwide organisations are facing increasing risk of material data breaches – when at least 1,000 customer or citizen […]


Secureworks expert predicts cybersecurity landscape of 2018

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With the new year upon us our thoughts turn to what will happen to the security landscape over the next 12 months. Mahmoud Mounir, regional director of Secureworks, gives us his predictions for the cybersecurity landscape of 2018. As the new year begins, cyber threats such as ransomware will continue to pose a serious threat […]


‘Blockchain was on everybody’s mind’: Avaya expert looks back on 2017

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The year 2017 has been a memorable one for Information Technology. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain have become ever-more important with the promise of much more to come in 2018. Here we ask Savio Tovar Dias, of Avaya International, what he made of the outgoing year. What do […]


McAfee to acquire Skyhigh Networks to create a global leader in cloud cybersecurity

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McAfee and Skyhigh Networks have announced a definitive agreement to combine businesses, with McAfee acquiring Skyhigh Networks for an undisclosed amount. The move comes less than eight months after McAfee established itself as one of the world’s leading pure-play cybersecurity companies, dedicated to being the preferred cybersecurity partner to customers. Skyhigh Networks and McAfee will […]


Public safety company Genetec to participate for the first time at Cairo ICT

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Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has revealed its participation at this year’s edition of Cairo ICT, an international telecommunication, information technology, networking, computing, satellite and broadcasting trade fair and forum for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The event is being held under […]


Data breaches: 10 steps to stop attackers penetrating your perimeters

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As highlighted in the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), 75% of attacks come from the outside and a whopping 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. While the specific tactics may vary, the stages of an outsider attack are similar and usually follow four steps, says Brad Hibbert, Lead Solutions […]


Microsoft helps CISOs fight security threats at UAE executive summit

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Industry experts impart wisdom to regional security professionals, as threat landscape heats up World-renowned security expert Paula Januszkiewicz, urges regional CISOs to ‘level up’ in their battle against ‘cyber troublemakers’ ‘It is vital that regional organisations understand the evolving threat landscape and adjust their security posture accordingly,’ says Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group specialist Microsoft has […]


Fake news ‘as a service’ on the rise according to Digital Shadows

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Proliferation of fake news gets even easier via $7 toolkits and services advertised on the dark web, says Rick Holland of Digital Shadows New research indicates that criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain. The growth of so-called fake news has traditionally been associated with the political sphere and executed […]


Microsoft to host ‘A Hacker’s Guide to Security Strategy’ in Dubai

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Microsoft is holding an event entitled ‘A Hacker’s Guide to Security Strategy’ tomorrow (November 21) in Dubai. The event, which will take place at the Burj Al Arab, will allow CIOs to identify what hackers value most and get an outside-in perspective of securing their businesses, with best practices shared by a hacker and subject matter experts. […]


Remotely protect and control your data with Seclore 3.0

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Seclore is one of the pioneers in the EDRM (Enterprise Digital Rights Management) space. The company has recently launched their new product version, Seclore 3.0. Intelligent CIO caught up with Rohit Oberoi, Director Channel Sales – India, Middle East and Africa, to discuss the product launch and how Seclore is helping companies to secure collaboration […]


Cyber Security Alert: Should you fear the reaper?

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By Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks Move over Mirai. There’s a new monstrous botnet in town. The newly-discovered botnet, dubbed ‘Reaper’ or ‘IoTroop’ appears to be a more powerful strain of Internet of Things (IoT) attack malware than Mirai, the previous holder of the IoT botnet crown. And while Reaper hasn’t yet […]


Digital Banking: Does it have a future with no passwords?

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Is the future of digital banking a password free one? The ways in which banks are authenticating their users is evolving at speed thanks to technological developments. Marwan Elnakat, Digital Banking Director for the CISMEA region at Gemalto, tells us what the future holds. Please enter your password, it says. It seems like a simple […]


Commvault launches Endpoint Data Protection as a Service

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–Fully managed by Commvault Software with 24/7 customer support, new SaaS solution provides flexible, easy-to-use solution for endpoint data protection —A zero infrastructure footprint solution, Commvault Endpoint Data Protection as a Service eliminates the need for infrastructure installation or IT management resources –Commvault Secure File Sharing and Commvault Endpoint Search round out new service offerings […]


Research uncovers compromised bank accounts and credit cards in the UAE

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Group-IB, a global leader in preventing and investigating high-tech crimes and online fraud, has announced the key findings from its annual ‘Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2017’ report. The findings of the report were announced at an event to mark the establishment of Group-IB’s regional presence across the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and South Asia, with headquarters […]


Gitex 2017 – GE Digital, explains their cybersecurity portfolio

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Jeffrey Lewis, Marketing Leader, GE Digital Cybersecurity, explains the cybersecurity portfolio of GE Digital and their go to market agreement with HPE.