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Mimecast Threat Intelligence Report analyses 99 billion rejected emails

Transportation, legal and banking sectors hit hardest by cyberattacks, according to new Mimecast report. Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its quarterly Threat Intelligence Report: Risk and Resilience Insights. The report provides technical analysis from the Mimecast Threat Centre from July to September 2019 on the nature […]


National Bank of Kuwait becomes first bank in MENA to adopt 3D Secure 2.0

National Bank of Kuwait adopts Visa’s 3D Secure 2.0 to allow seamless authentication for eCommerce transactions. National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) became the first bank in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to adopt Visa’s 3D Secure 2.0, which provides merchants and issuers with a seamless way to authenticate cardholders for eCommerce transactions […]


Kaspersky reveals extent of APT attacks in Kuwait

Kaspersky researchers have revealed the number of cybersecurity investigations it has launched in Kuwait. Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and have worked on investigative cases across the region. Kaspersky has issued 14 threat intelligence reports from Kuwait which […]


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 […]


Cybersecurity to come under spotlight at joint UK/Kuwait event

A joint UK and Kuwait cybersecurity event is to be held in Kuwait. Thefirst UK/Kuwait Cyber Security Education and Research Conference, CERC2019, will be held at the Kuwait College of Science and Technology on November 11 and 12. CERC2019 supports the Kuwait-UK Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity signed in 2018, which points to engagement in […]


Kuwaiti government bodies under attack from cybercriminals

A cybersecurity expert from Mandiant says government organisations in Kuwait are being targeted by cybercriminals. Alister Shepherd, Director, Middle East and Africa, for Mandiant, the consulting arm of FireEye, says government bodies in the country have been targeted while there is also a need for increased cybersecurity spending in Kuwait. “We’ve seen a lot of […]


Get to Know: Mustafa Gangardiwala, Industrial Bank of Kuwait

On the lighter side of things we ask to Mustafa Gangardiwala, Head of Information Security Unit, Industrial Bank of Kuwait, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? During my career, I have gain technical expertise in different technical areas. Even though I have a core technical understanding, I […]


Expert warns (ISC)2 Kuwait Chapter group of ransomware threat

A leading cybersecurity expert has warned the (ISC)2 Kuwait Chapter group about the dangers of ransomware. The group heard from Ayed Qartah, Consulting Systems Engineering-Cybersecurity (GSSO), Cisco Systems, who spoke on mitigations and responses for security admins to ransomware attacks. He told the group that an in-depth defence approach is the most effective method to […]


Kuwait Credit Bank enables cloud-based Disaster Recovery backup system

Kuwait Credit Bank has enabled a cloud-based Disaster Recovery backup system allowing it to respond robustly to unexpected emergencies. Kuwait Credit Bank (KCB) has enabled a Disaster Recovery backup system o the cloud after forming a strategic partnership with EBLA Computer Consultancy and Microsoft Kuwait. This will enable KCB to retrieve its vital data from […]


Cybercriminals attack Kuwait shipping and transportation organisations

Palo Alto Networks has revealed how cybercriminals attacked organisations in Kuwait. Unit 42, the global threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks, observed previously unknown tools used in the targeting of transportation and shipping organisations based in the country. The first known attack in this campaign targeted a Kuwait transportation and shipping company in which […]


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