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IT security at risk in the META region, according to Kaspersky Lab

In line with its commitment to increase awareness around sophisticated cyberthreats landscape at GITEX Technology Week 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2018 survey highlighted the different opinions industrial and energy enterprises, as well as transport and logistics companies, have regarding the negative effects of cyberattacks on their industrial networks. However, when it comes […]


Canon unveils regional findings of Office Insights 2018

Canon Middle East has announced the findings of its Office Insights 2018 research, which reveals that Middle Eastern businesses are rapidly investing in cloud and mobile solutions at a rate far surpassing other EMEA markets. With a focus on the evolution of the digital workplace and addressing the business challenges identified in the research report, […]


Egypt could meet 53% of electricity demand with renewable energy

Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Energy Renewable Energy Outlook report, released at a conference in Cairo, found that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to US$900 million annually in 2030. Renewables could cost-effectively […]


Study shows 15 most Internet-addicted countries around the world

A new study has been released by leading price comparison website, Compare the Market, uncovering which nations are the most Internet-dependant. In the era of fake news, Snapchat and #selfie, it seems we are never too far away from our phones or without access to the Internet. But which countries are the most addicted and […]


Next five years critical for multi-cloud adoption in EMEA, report finds

F5 Networks has unveiled EMEA’s first ever Future of Multi-Cloud (FOMC) report, highlighting game-changing trends and charting adaptive best practice over the next five years. The F5 commissioned report was conducted by the Foresight Factory and features exclusive input from influential global cloud experts specialising in entrepreneurialism, cloud architecture, business strategy, industry analysis and relevant […]


McAfee Labs sees continued cryptocurrency mining surge

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2018, examining the growth and trends of new cyberthreats in Q2 2018. In the second quarter, McAfee Labs saw the surge in cryptomining malware growth that began in Q4 2017 continue through the first half of 2018. McAfee also saw the continued […]


Kaspersky Lab research reveals surge in attacks on IoT devices

IoT devices were attacked with more than 120,000 modifications of malware in the first half of 2018 – more than triple the amount of IoT malware seen in the whole of 2017. That’s according to the Kaspersky Lab IoT report, with the cybersecurity vendor warning that the snowballing growth of malware families for smart devices […]


Rapid adoption of public cloud opens ‘cybersecurity gap’

A majority of European and Middle East cybersecurity professionals at organisations using DevOps practices in the public cloud believe that their organisations are trading speed for security. That’s according to a newly published cloud security study commissioned by Palo Alto Networks, a global security leader, in which 72% of cybersecurity professionals indicated that the speed […]


New research finds AI technologies revolutionising customer service

Companies across EMEA are deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to revolutionise customer service as more consumers show high acceptance of AI-driven experiences, according to research from ServiceNow and Devoteam. The report, The AI revolution: Creating a new customer service paradigm, explores how AI is driving a new revolution in service delivery, drawing on research carried […]


Egypt’s software piracy drop and legal reforms boost foreign investment

Egypt has seen a 2% drop in its software piracy rate to reach 59%, according to a study released by US-based Business Software Alliance. It revealed that Egypt has managed to decrease the commercial value of the unlicensed software, which declined significantly from US$157m in 2015 to US$64m last year. The survey quantified the volume […]