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‘Voice of the CISO’: Proofpoint research shines light on security challenges

Proofpoint’s 2021 Voice of the CISO Report has provided insight into the pain points for CISOs, as well as their key priorities looking ahead. Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, talks us through the findings of the research and highlights how security leaders in the Middle East are dealing with the modern, complex threatscape. Can you […]


New Cybereason ransomware study reveals true cost to UAE businesses

Cybereason study finds 90% of UAE organisations that paid a ransom demand were hit again, 63% reported significant loss of business. Cybereason, a leader in future-ready attack protection, has released research findings from a global ransomware study of nearly 1,300 security professionals. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 37% of surveyed companies reported that they […]


Tenable research finds serious vulnerability in Microsoft Teams

Tenable has disclosed details of a serious vulnerability in Microsoft Teams discovered by its Zero-Day Research Team. By abusing PowerApps functionality (a separate product used within Teams for building and using custom business apps), threat actors could gain persistent read/write access to a victim user’s email, Teams chats, OneDrive, Sharepoint and a variety of other […]


84% of Middle East IT decision makers value thought leadership content

Code Red, a global security PR network, has recently conducted an international research to discover how IT security decision makers source their information to help make decisions on which vendors to go with or recommend. As Code Red’s Middle Eastern arm and a business-to-business  (B2B) communications consultancy, Active Digital Marketing Communications, (Active DMC), invested in […]


Voice of the CISO 2021 report: UAE CISOs feel unprepared to cope with a cyberattack

Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its inaugural 2021 Voice of the CISO report which explores key challenges facing chief information security officers (CISOs) after an unprecedented 12 months. Seventy-two percent of CISOs in the UAE feel their organisation is unprepared to handle a cyberattack and 70% consider human error to be their […]


Trend Micro blocked more than 32 million threats in UAE in 2020

Cybersecurity vendor Trend Micro, recently released its 2020 annual cybersecurity report: A Constant State of Flux and shared insights from last year’s threat landscape. The report provides strategic guidance for leaders to protect and navigate their organisations better in the new normal. The global insights reveal that Trend Micro blocked 62.6 billion threats last year, […]


Kaspersky sheds light on the ransomware ecosystem

Ransomware is on the tip of everyone’s tongue every time businesses discuss cyberthreats they are likely to face in 2021. Attackers have built their brands and are bold in their advances like never before, with the news about organisations being hit with ransomware consistently on newspaper front pages. But by placing themselves under the spotlight, […]


Two-thirds of businesses will change operating model to focus on employee experience

The results show that more alignment with employees is needed but nearly half of businesses plan tech investments to further improve the workplace experience. The findings consider how the pandemic has shaped the workplace experience for over 1,100 business leaders and employees worldwide. EMEA business leaders are out of touch with what employees want in […]


Study shows global public sector ‘Cloud Smart’ strategies validated by COVID-19 response

Nutanix has announced the global public sector industry findings of its third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring organizations’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The findings point to a concentrated modernization effort throughout the sector over the past few months, with 70% of respondents saying COVID-19 has caused IT to be viewed […]


Study reveals integration challenges threaten Digital Transformation

MuleSoft, a provider of integration and API platform, has reported that integration challenges continue to be a major roadblock for Digital Transformation initiatives. MuleSoft’s ‘2021 Connectivity Benchmark Report’ found that IT teams are spending over a third of their time on integration projects and custom integrations are costing large enterprises on average US$3.5 million each […]


Gartner survey reveals over half of CIOs plan to increase full-time IT employees in 2021

Fifty-five percent of CIOs plan to increase their total number of full-time employees (FTEs) in IT across the course of 2021, according to a recent survey from Gartner. They will predominantly focus staffing growth in the areas of automation, cloud and analytics platforms and support for remote work. “The critical role IT played across most […]


MBZUAI and Technology Innovation Institute partner to advance AI research

Abu Dhabi is strengthening its capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) through a partnership between Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), a graduate-level research-based AI university and the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a dedicated applied research pillar of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). MBZUAI and TII said they have formed the partnership to […]