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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 […]


CIOs confirm workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across functions

CIOs confirm that workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across critical business functions but a study from ServiceNow reveals weaknesses in people and process are holding back Digital Transformation results. CIOs across EMEA report that digitisation is increasing the effectiveness of key business lines, including customer service, HR, finance, IT and legal, yet a large proportion […]


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 […]


New research reveals key capabilities of high performing CIOs

A study from ServiceNow shows building C-suite influence, focusing on customers and digital workflow maturity will unlock success. Top-performing CIOs are focusing more on business leadership and the goals of the customers, employees, and other business functions, rather than technology operations, according to new research from ServiceNow. The global survey of 516 CIOs, conducted by […]


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 […]


Fortinet research reveals nearly 60% of threats shared at least one domain

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 evolve the sophistication of their attack methods, from tailored ransomware and custom coding for some attacks, to living-off-the-land (LoTL) or sharing infrastructure to maximise their […]


Aruba report: How technology can help retailers fight back

While retail has been slow to implement workplace technology, a new report from Aruba says after years of reticence it’s now or never for the industry to embrace it. The study highlights five key technological trends that have emerged in the sector.   Every year, the battle to survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer gets tougher. As […]


Kaspersky Lab reveals research on future threat of memory hacking

Kaspersky Lab has warned that the cyberattackers of the future may be able to exploit memory implants to steal, spy on, alter or control human memories. And while the most radical threats are several decades away, the essential technology already exists in the form of deep brain stimulation devices. Scientists are learning how memories are […]


Trend Micro report reveals more criminals drawn to low-profile attacks

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Cryptojacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96% increase in […]


Trend Micro report reveals Middle East is hot target for cyberattacks

New research has revealed that the majority of the Middle Eastern countries, especially those in the GCC, are a hot target for cyberattacks. According to a newly-released report by Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, ransomware remains a widespread threat in the UAE with the country accounting for 2.4 million  of the […]


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