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IBM study reveals importance of trust in an organisation

An IBM study has revealed that 91% of leaders in the Middle East and Africa strongly believe data helps strengthen customer trust and bottom lines. IBM’s 20th edition of its bi-annual C-Suite Study, Build Your Trust Advantage, polled nearly 900 C-level executives across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to examine how companies in the […]


Fortinet reveals findings of latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report

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 look for new attack opportunities throughout the digital attack surface. At the same time, they are shifting attack vectors such as targeting publicly available Edge services […]


Online shoppers in the Middle East at risk of email fraud this Black Friday

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released research identifying that 65% of the top 20 online retailers in the UAE have no published DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) record, making them susceptible to cybercriminals spoofing their identity and increasing the risk of email fraud for customers. More worryingly, only 10% have implemented […]


Study reveals companies are struggling to better optimise, manage and protect multi-cloud infrastructures

A vast majority of enterprises worldwide have adopted multi-cloud strategies to keep pace with the need for Digital Transformation and IT efficiency, but they face significant challenges in managing the complexities and added requirements of these new application and data delivery infrastructures. This is according to a global survey conducted by the Business Performance Innovation […]


StorageCraft to discuss better protection and management of data at UAE roadshow

StorageCraft, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, has announced the results of its global research survey, reporting growing concern among organisations around the world in the face of rapid, unrestricted growth of data. It also shows that the IT infrastructures of many organisations are struggling, often failing, to deliver […]


SANS Institute identifies security blind spots as organisations tackle advanced threats

As the quantity and frequency of advanced threats continue to accelerate, a SANS Institute survey entitled, Effectively Addressing Advanced Threats has found that a continued lack of visibility and the complexity of managing data across both on-premise and cloud infrastructures is further complicating the battle against such threats. Of the organisations surveyed, 74% have a […]


Hybrid cloud future bright as 73% of enterprises moving apps back on prem

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the findings of its second global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, which measures enterprise progress with adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The new report found enterprises plan to aggressively shift investment to hybrid cloud architectures, with respondents reporting steady and substantial hybrid deployment […]


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 […]


Alteryx research discovers requirements for maintaining a data literate organisation

New research conducted in the UAE has revealed significant insights about the impact of digitalisation on businesses. Alteryx surveyed 500 UAE companies to understand how data and analytics are driving their businesses to thrive in this data-led world. The survey finds creating and maintaining a data literate organisation requires the right technology, people and culture […]


Regional enterprises not taking action to secure privileged access to cloud, research reveals

Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready zero trust privilege to secure modern enterprises, has announced results of an onsite poll conducted during GITEX 2019. Overall, a majority of respondents indicated that Privileged Access Management (PAM) was important for their organisation, with more than 90% of respondents indicating that PAM is important in their overall cybersecurity […]


Mimecast report finds increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The quarterly assessment is an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. This quarter’s ESRA report found a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, emails containing […]


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