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Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending in SANS 2020 survey

The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases, according to the results of the latest SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey.  “The SANS survey showed that rapid movement of corporate services and business applications to cloud-based technology is the biggest factor […]

Study shows 93% of attempted mobile transactions were fraudulent

A total of 93% of total mobile transactions in 20 countries were blocked as fraudulent in 2019, according to a report on the state of malware and mobile ad fraud released by mobile technology company, Upstream. The Invisible Digital Threat data is based on deployments of Upstream’s Secure-D full-stack anti-fraud platform that that detects and […]

CIO survey results show taming cloud complexity has grown beyond human abilities

An average IT team spends 15% of its total time trying to sort through monitoring alerts as the gap between IT resources, cloud scale and complexity widens. Dynatrace, a leading software intelligence company, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which highlights a widening gap between IT resources and the […]

Retailers look to hybrid cloud as they search for flexibility

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the retail industry findings of its second Enterprise Cloud Report, measuring retailers’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The report found most retailers (87.5%) identified hybrid cloud as the ideal IT operating model. It also showed many retailers (72%) are planning to move some […]

Report identifies inflection point for payment acceptance in Africa

Network International, a leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa, has published research highlighting the key trends putting Payment Acceptance at an inflection point of growth in Africa. The report further builds on its findings by outlining strategic opportunities for banks in the region. The White Paper – Payment Acceptance in […]

Mobile service providers preparing to fortify security in anticipation of 5G deployments

According to a global survey fielded by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks, mobile service providers anticipate significant new revenue opportunities from the forthcoming deployment of high-speed 5G networks and a host of new IoT-driven use cases, but they also believe much-improved security will be essential to realising that potential. […]

Check Point Research discovers ‘WhatsApp crash’ bug that works by malicious group message

Check Point Research, the threat intelligence arm of Check Point, has revealed it helped mitigate a new vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow a threat actor to deliver a malicious group chat message that would crash the app for all members of the group. To regain use of WhatsApp, users would need to uninstall and reinstall it, […]

The KnowBe4 African Cybersecurity Awareness Report

Anna Collard, the Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa, a specialist in cybersecurity awareness training, was in Mauritius to present The 2019 KnowBe4 African Cybersecurity Awareness Report with over 800 respondents across eight countries in Africa: South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritius and Botswana. The survey revealed the pressing need to educate Africans to the […]

Trend Micro research urges oil and gas industry to prioritise cybersecurity

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of new research on the cyber-risks facing the oil and gas industry. The research found that the oil and gas industry and its supply chain face increased risk from advanced threat groups and others as they continue to build out digitally connected infrastructure. […]

Mimecast research finds data loss is primary concern for financial industry

Mimecast has announced new research commissioned by IDG Research on the factors leading financial services organisations to reprioritise how they manage compliance. Financial services organisations like retail banks, investment firms and insurance companies have always operated under stringent regulations and controls. However, increasing regulatory frameworks and evolving security threats are making compliance an increasing priority […]

Sophos uncovers new version of Snatch ransomware

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity,  has published an investigative report, Snatch Ransomware Reboots PCs into Safe Mode to Bypass Protection, by SophosLabs and Sophos Managed Threat Response. The report details the changing attack methods of Snatch ransomware, first seen in December 2018, including rebooting PCs into safe mode mid-attack in an attempt to bypass behavioural protections that […]

ServiceNow research shows that security breaches increased in 2019

ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people, has released its second sponsored study on cybersecurity vulnerability and patch management, conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The study, Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response, found that despite a 24% average increase in annual spending on prevention, detection and remediation in […]

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