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Number of users attacked by banking Trojans grew by 16%

In 2018, 889,452 users of Kaspersky Lab solutions were attacked by banking Trojans, an increase of 15.9% compared to 2017, when over 767,000 users were hit. The growth partially occurred due increased activities of only one banker, according to an analysis of the financial threat landscape. Attacks with banking Trojans or ‘bankers’ are among the […]


Research reveals growing use of IoT devices in DDoS attacks

A10 Networks has announced the findings of a new report into the state of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack weapons and targets, showcasing the growing use of IoT devices in synchronised attacks on targets globally. The report describes the significant potential for attackers to use an IoT-related protocol, the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), deployed on […]


Sophos reveals cybercriminals most likely to be caught on servers and networks

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the findings of its global survey, 7 Uncomfortable Truths of Endpoint Security, which reveals that IT managers are more likely to catch cybercriminals on their organisation’s servers and networks than anywhere else. In fact, IT managers discovered 37% of their most significant cyberattacks on […]


Research reveals views of students in EMEA on cybersecurity careers

New research from global IT security training company SANS Institute has revealed that 84% of surveyed UK students have never considered a career in cybersecurity, compared to 50% of surveyed students in Saudi Arabia and 46% in the UAE. This places Britain behind the leaders when it comes to EMEA students’ appetite and preparedness for […]


Report reveals the potential cyberthreats facing RF controllers

Industrial manufacturers have come to rely on a great deal on radio frequency (RF) protocols in their day-to-day functioning. From simple operations such as turning on a motor to more intricate functions like manoeuvring a heavy-duty vehicle, RF forms an integral part of the smooth running of industry. Signals are sent over the air, which […]


Change management still lacking in Digital Transformation projects

Top implementers of Digital Transformation projects are in the minority, according to a global study entitled How the implementation of organisational change is evolving, conducted by McKinsey. It was revealed that the ability to successfully manage change has declined since 2014, with leaders failing to own and commit to the change being made, role modelling […]


CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as CHROs by 2021

In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as Chief HR Officers (CHROs). “A lot of CIOs have realised that culture […]


Medium-sized businesses are leading digital workplaces, says Aruba

As they continue to contribute more than €1trillion to the economy across EMEA, today’s medium-sized businesses are investing fast in technology. However, with digital now a priority for businesses of all sizes, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, says they must ensure they have the necessary skills and security management in place to handle the […]


Equinix survey reveals further shift to cloud despite security concerns

Equinix, a leading global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the findings of an independent survey of more than 1,200 senior IT professionals from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Results show that more than seven in 10 (71%) organisations are likely to move more of their business functions to the cloud in the coming years. […]


Thales research reveals Digital Transformation puts sensitive data at risk

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, has announced that the rush to Digital Transformation is putting sensitive data at risk for organisations worldwide. That is according to the company’s 2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition with research and analysis from IDC. As organisations embrace new technologies, such as multi-cloud […]


Avaya report reveals SA organisations must act upon customer requests

South African organisations looking to gain a decisive edge in 2019, must focus on going above and beyond to anticipate and act upon customer requests. That is according to research from Avaya Holdings Corp and Davies Hickman Partners, which revealed that 93% of South African consumers believe large organisations should make customer contact easier, while […]


Kaspersky Lab reveals value of stolen identity information

While many of us have heard of – or even fallen victim to – cybercrimes such as data and identity theft, it seems that relatively few know the value of the information stolen from us. A new study from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that while our identity may not be worth a lot in terms of dollars, […]


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