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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 […]


Kuwait Oil Company Cybersecurity Summit highlights threat landscape

The Kuwait Oil Company has successfully raised awareness of the dangers represented by cybercriminals at its cybersecurity summit in Ahmadi. A number of CEOs, group managers and team leaders, as well as a host of guests and interested parties attended the event held under the patronage and presence of Emad Sultan, CEO of Kuwait Oil […]


Skybox Security Suite 10 simplifies cyber-risk management

Skybox Security, a global leader in cyber-risk management, has announced the launch of Skybox Security Suite 10. This latest product version further strengthens Skybox capabilities to simplify enterprise security management processes that oversee mass-scale, hybrid networks. Skybox 10 brings an intuitive, customisable user experience to simplify management of vulnerabilities, security policies, firewalls and changes from […]


Native email security systems open doors to vulnerabilities, Mimecast finds

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. The report shows the need for the entire industry to continue to work toward a higher standard of email […]


Protecting against cyberthreats in the hospitality sector

The hospitality sector is facing up to an increase in cyberattacks and, as an industry known for holding huge amounts of data, it’s critical that CISOs and their teams know where the threats are coming from and how they can be defended against. We hear from Jeff Ogden, General Manager – Middle East and India, […]


Oil and gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Oil and gas plants have increased their cyber risk profile as they modernise plants and close the ‘air gap’ between IT networks and operational technology (OT) networks. This is according to Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity at global security specialists CyberX, who notes that many oil and gas facilities are still using equipment that […]


Mimecast research finds 75% of organisations in UAE saw an increase in impersonation attacks

The Third Annual State of Email Security Report from Mimecast reveals a major increase in targeted attacks like impersonation fraud, spear phishing and business disrupting ransomware.   Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has unveiled its third-annual State of Email Security report. The report includes insights from 1,025 global IT decision makers, including […]


Kingston talks ‘data security’ at Emirates College of Technology

Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has held an awareness session on data security best practices at Emirates College of Technology (ECT), in Abu Dhabi. The initiative was taken to address the cybersecurity challenges in the region and how […]


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