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Harish Chib, from Sophos, on expected rise in ransomware

What can we do about the expected increase in ransomware and cyber-extortion tools? By Harish Chib, Vice president, Middle East & Africa, Sophos. Understanding why Ransomware attacks are so successful, implementing advanced ransomware combating protection in every stage of an attack and following good IT security practices, including regular training for employees are essential components […]


Commvault expert: Generating value from your data and surviving GDPR

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the toughest data privacy regulations in the world, when it takes effect on May 25 2018. Businesses need to be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, no matter where they are based, if they handle data concerning European citizens. The definition of […]


Get To Know: Sherry Zameer of Gemalto tells us what makes him tick

On the lighter side of things, we ask an industry expert what makes them tick.  Sherry Zameer, SVP Internet of Things for CISMEA at Gemalto, gives us an insight into his life in and outside of work. What first made you think of a career in technology? I am not sure if I picked a […]


Dell Inc. joins cross industry group to address marine litter problem

Dell Inc., General Motors, Microsoft, and other leading entities launch cross-industry consortium to scale down the use of ocean-bound plastics With support of UN Environment, The Lonely Whale will convene the group to create the first global, scalable and operational supply chain that reduces the amount of plastic entering the oceans Each company agrees to […]


Secureworks expert predicts cybersecurity landscape of 2018

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 […]


Businesses urged not to ignore EU’s new data regulations

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the toughest data privacy regulations in the world, when it takes effect on May 25 2018. Businesses in the Middle East need to be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, no matter where they are based, if they handle data concerning European […]


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

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 […]


eHosting Datafort expert on the challenges of adapting a multi-cloud strategy

Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing and Business Development, eHosting DataFort , tells us why more organisations adopting a multi-cloud approach and why: Cloud computing has been a transformational force in the IT industry. Several of the most recent innovations driving growth and innovative business models are a product of the technology. Cloud adoption in the Middle East is […]


Report from Dell Technologies predicts a new era for ‘Human-Machine Partnerships’

A report from Dell Technologies seeks to forecast the impact of technology over the next couple of decades. ‘Realizing 2030’ takes a comprehensive look at what the future will hold by analysing what is needed to succeed on the path to digital transformation and how emerging technologies will unfold. Created with The Institute of the […]


Cyber resilience: implementing smart security to match smart city developments

Governments in charge of hubs of innovation such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Singapore are assuming a pro-active response to protecting the public digital infrastructure. Their approach is to safeguard their digital futures from potential harm, says Harshul Joshi, Senior Vice President of Cyber Advisory Services at DarkMatter. Singapore already enjoys a reputation for being […]