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Equinix expert on how organisations can best secure their data

There is always the threat that losing your company’s data will bring your business to a close. Not only is the cyberattack landscape increasing in frequency, scale and complexity but the cost of trying to recover from an attack is growing astronomically as well. A recent IBM Security and Ponemon Institute global study showed the […]


World Cup scams: how to avoid an own goal

Tomas Foltyn, Security Writer at ESET, says that, whether travelling to enjoy the matches in person, or watching from home, fans should be on the lookout for foul play when it comes to the FIFA World Cup. Have you been looking forward to the 2018 FIFA World Cup? So have scammers and they’re kicking it […]


Get to know: Sébastien Pavie, cybersecurity expert at Gemalto

On the lighter side of things we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Here we speak to Sébastien Pavie, Regional Director META, Enterprise and Cybersecurity, at Gemalto. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Almost nine years ago now, I convinced the senior management of my company at the time to open an […]


Unified defence is the best approach, expert argues

Mohammad Jamal Tabbara, Senior Systems Engineer – UAE and Channel at Infoblox, says organisations should not be fooled into thinking there is a ‘silver bullet’ for preventing cyberattacks but instead look to implement a ‘unified defence’. Enterprises of all sizes are falling victim to very determined malicious actors whose motivations range from financial gain to […]


‘Digital business requires digital security’, expert says

As enterprises continue the process of digital transformation, they are facing the challenge of staying on top of an increasing number of cyberthreats. John Madisson, Senior Vice President – Products and Solutions at Fortinet, discusses why the new generation of security solutions should be able to leverage machine learning and AI for better visibility and greater automation in […]


How to have an effective incident response

Morey Haber, Chief Technology Officer at BeyondTrust, looks at what companies can have in place so they are fully prepared for any disasters. As a security professional, I have seen a wide variety of best practices for incident response. The methodologies vary greatly based on the sensitivity of the data and requirements to notify law […]


How AI-based machine learning could affect IT security

By Rabih Itani, Regional Business Development Manager – Security, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic of discussion in many industries for a while now, with healthcare, retail and hospitality (to name but a few) starting to speculate on the massive opportunities its […]


The tricks cybercriminals are using to hide in your phone

  Malware in the official Google store never stops appearing – it is a ‘huge victory’ for cybercriminals to sneak their malicious applications into the marketplace of genuine apps. Denise Giusto Bilić, Security Researcher at ESET, summarises some of the common behaviours of malicious Android code over the last few years. Deceit based on social […]


Hybrid approach to security needed for maximum protection, expert says

Despite the popularity of SaaS security solutions, Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director Middle East and Africa at ‎Infoblox, argues that a hybrid approach is the best prevention against cyberattacks. Are Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS) security solutions truly the panacea they are publicised to be? The answer is, it depends on how the SaaS solution is architected. A majority […]


Oracle spokesman on why Egypt is one of the company’s top markets

The journey to cloud isn’t a one-way path – each company’s journey is unique. Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President (Technology), Middle East and Africa, Oracle, explains why Egypt is one of the company’s top markets. “At Oracle, we have built a completely integrated cloud platform that spans all layers of the cloud and […]