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Kaspersky Lab reveals research on future threat of memory hacking

Kaspersky Lab has warned that the cyberattackers of the future may be able to exploit memory implants to steal, spy on, alter or control human memories. And while the most radical threats are several decades away, the essential technology already exists in the form of deep brain stimulation devices. Scientists are learning how memories are […]


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, […]


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 […]


More than 40% of ICS computers attacked during first half of 2018

Research shows that African countries were worse off when it comes to ICS computers that were attacked. More than 40% of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of 2018. The most impacted countries were Vietnam, Algeria and Sri […]


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 […]


McAfee Labs research shows cryptocurrency mining malware surge

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2018, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware and other threats in Q1 2018. McAfee Labs saw on average five new threat samples every second, including growth in cryptojacking and other cryptocurrency mining malware, as well as notable campaigns demonstrating […]


Relief for ransomware victims with free tools from Trend Micro

The Middle East and North Africa have accounted for 4.75% and 1.75% respectively of global ransomware threats. Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is committed to protecting customers and consumers against today’s greatest security threats and has blocked more than 100 million ransomware threats for their customers in the last six months, […]


New study reveals security issues surrounding OT and IT convergence

Capitalising on the new digital marketplace not only requires that organisations collect and process data, but that they also use that data to impact the bottom line. Much of that is achieved simply by serving up data on demand to consumers. But some of the rest is achieved by leveraging real-time data to impact things […]


Incumbent email security systems failing, Mimecast report shows

Mimecast’s latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ERSA) has revealed thousands of known malware and impersonation attacks are getting past systems meant to protect organisations. Email is an integral part of daily operations for most organisations, so it is important to ensure there are effective security strategies in place to manage these systems. Mimecast Limited, […]


Microsoft survey reveals enterprises have ‘long way to go’ to enhance security

More than four in five large GCC enterprises still rely solely on usernames and passwords for authentication to corporate networks, according to Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Survey. The research, recently carried out by Microsoft, asked respondents from almost 1,000 GCC-based organisations a series of questions about their awareness of, and attitude to, digital transformation. Questions on […]