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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 […]


IBM study reveals importance of trust in an organisation

An IBM study has revealed that 91% of leaders in the Middle East and Africa strongly believe data helps strengthen customer trust and bottom lines. IBM’s 20th edition of its bi-annual C-Suite Study, Build Your Trust Advantage, polled nearly 900 C-level executives across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to examine how companies in the […]


Fortinet reveals findings of latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that cybercriminals continue to look for new attack opportunities throughout the digital attack surface. At the same time, they are shifting attack vectors such as targeting publicly available Edge services […]


Study reveals companies are struggling to better optimise, manage and protect multi-cloud infrastructures

A vast majority of enterprises worldwide have adopted multi-cloud strategies to keep pace with the need for Digital Transformation and IT efficiency, but they face significant challenges in managing the complexities and added requirements of these new application and data delivery infrastructures. This is according to a global survey conducted by the Business Performance Innovation […]


SANS Institute identifies security blind spots as organisations tackle advanced threats

As the quantity and frequency of advanced threats continue to accelerate, a SANS Institute survey entitled, Effectively Addressing Advanced Threats has found that a continued lack of visibility and the complexity of managing data across both on-premise and cloud infrastructures is further complicating the battle against such threats. Of the organisations surveyed, 74% have a […]


Hybrid cloud future bright as 73% of enterprises moving apps back on prem

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its second global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The new report found enterprises plan to aggressively shift investment to hybrid cloud architectures, with respondents reporting steady and substantial hybrid deployment […]


Kaspersky’s latest APT report showcases most vulnerable META countries

Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and worked on 29 investigative cases across Africa. These statistics are drawn from Kaspersky’s APT intelligence reporting service, which is populated by Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team. The team issues detailed reports […]


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