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 […]

Data breaches cause people to lose their jobs, according to report

A new report from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International shows that 25% of data breaches in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in the past year have led to people losing their jobs. The study, From data boom to data doom: The risks and rewards of protecting personal data, shows that 45% of […]

Survey highlights security implications of Digital Transformation

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity, has announced the findings of its new 2018 Security Implications of Digital Transformation Survey, which provides insights into the state of cybersecurity in organisations around the world. The findings come from an independent survey of more than 300 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief […]

Workers across EMEA showing security fatigue, says Aruba

A new study shows that workers across Europe, Middle East and Africa understand security risks and consequences, but are taking less action than global counterparts. Despite being fully aware of security risks following the introduction of high-profile legislation like GDPR, workers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have the worst cybersecurity discipline in the […]

Trend Micro report reveals more criminals drawn to low-profile attacks

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Cryptojacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96% increase in […]

Mimecast releases latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA)

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. A Mimecast ESRA helps participating organisations better understand the number and type of email-borne threats that are getting […]

Sophos reveals trove of new details about SamSam ransomware

Ransomware is universal and one of the greatest threats in cybersecurity currently. Extensive research by Sophos has uncovered a trove of new information on the notorious SamSam ransomware that has affected far more victims than previously thought and raised vastly more in ransom demands – almost US$6 million. Most ransomware is spread in large, noisy and untargeted spam campaigns […]