Kaspersky Lab updates IT Security Calculator tool

With IT budgets under pressure to transform and improve multiple areas of an organisation and business leaders needing to demonstrate return on every investment, the onus has long been on IT security to prove its worth. But proving ROI has traditionally been a struggle for IT professionals, who need to balance budget limitations while staying […]

Research reveals smartwatches could become tools for spying

New research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that smartwatches can become tools for spying on their owners, by collecting silent accelerometer and gyroscope signals that – after analysis – could be turned into datasets unique to the smartwatch owner. These datasets, if misused, allow the user’s activities to be monitored, including the entering of sensitive […]

Multi-factor authentication essential at ME enterprises, survey finds

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has revealed in its recent survey that organisations with more than 250 employees in the Middle East region favoured multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a reliable method for employee and customer verification. A total of 95% of respondents said that MFA was a fundamental requirement at their […]

Aruba survey: Digital workplaces foster productivity says UAE manager

Global study reveals benefits transcend productivity but organisations must prepare for data security risks. Employees who work in digital workplaces are not only more productive but also more motivated, have higher job satisfaction, and report an overall better sense of well-being, according to a new global study from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. The […]

Survey reveals five areas to secure DevOps, Cloud, and IoT adoption

BeyondTrust, a leading cybersecurity company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced the results of the 2018 Implications of Using Privileged Access Management to Enable Next-Generation Technology Survey. It survey shows that 90% of enterprises are engaged with at least one next-generation technology (NGT), such as cloud, IoT, or AI. Yet, […]

Older generation in UAE at risk of cyberthreats, research shows

It is well documented that younger generations are spending a greater proportion of their lives online, but they’re not the only ones, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab. Older users (aged 55+) are also becoming more digital dependent, prompting family members to become increasingly worried that they are not taking the necessary security precautions. […]

Aruba expert on why firms may fall foul on GDPR regulations

Companies risk falling foul of incoming GDPR regulations by relying on existing, piecemeal security measures, according to a new whitepaper published by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. The majority of existing defences, which use pattern matching techniques to find threats, are unable to detect new attacks that use legitimate user credentials to access sensitive […]

Study reveals cost of data breaches for enterprises in META region

New research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that safeguarding data is continuing to present new challenges for businesses, with the most expensive cybersecurity incidents over the last 12 months related to data protection. To enable digital transformation without compromising on security, businesses are now prioritising IT security spending. In 2018, enterprises are allocating up to […]

Consumers have ‘little trust’ in organisations to protect their data

New findings from a global research study by Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, have revealed that consumers have little trust in organisations to safeguard their personal data. With more and more companies suffering data breaches and hackers seemingly one step ahead, almost one in five (19%) consumers in the UAE believe most […]

Research exposes threat of shadow devices on enterprise networks

Infoblox, the network control company that provides actionable network intelligence, has announced new research that exposes the significant threat posed by shadow devices on enterprise networks. The report titled What’s lurking on your network: Exposing the threat of shadow devices found that enterprise networks across the US, UK and Germany have thousands of shadow personal […]