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Acronis’ finds average cost of data breaches expected to surpass US$5 million per incident this year

Acronis has released its cyberthreats report which delves into the cyberthreat landscape – in particular, ransomware threats, phishing, malicious websites, software vulnerabilities and a security forecast for the months ahead. Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, released its latest cyberthreats and trends report for the second half of 2022 which found that phishing and […]


FortiGuard Labs predicts convergence of advanced persistent threat methods with cybercrime

Fortinet, a global leader in the cybersecurity field, has unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs global threat intelligence and research team about the cyberthreat landscape for 2023 and beyond. Highlights of the predictions and key takeaways for CISOs can be found below: 1 – Success of RaaS is a preview of what’s to come with CaaS Given […]


Genetec releases 2022 State of Physical Security Report

Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has shared the results of its 2022 State Physical Security report. Based on insights from over 3,700 physical security leaders worldwide (including end-users and systems integrators/installers/providers), the report looks at the security strategies organisations are putting in place to effectively […]


More than half of organisations in Saudi Arabia are concerned about printing energy use

New research with regional decision-makers, commissioned by Epson, has shown that more than half (64%) of KSA corporate respondents want to reduce energy costs and 60% say they’re concerned about the energy use of printers given the increases in energy costs. The survey of more than 5,650 technology users and influencers from 33 countries showed […]


The cloud is a growing target for cyberattacks

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, has published findings of a new survey, The Reality of SMB Cloud Security in 2022. The survey found that, among Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) users, 56% experienced an increase in the volume of attacks on their organisation when compared to the previous year and 67% […]


Software is eating away at enterprise budgets, but it doesn’t have to be this way

Nexthink, a leader in Digital Employee Experience (DEX) management, has revealed a new study, IT’s Big, Expensive, Software Experience Problems which reveals the startling lack of understanding IT has around employee adoption and usage of applications. A proportion (22%) of IT executives surveyed claimed that ‘total software spend’ was their most pressing issue alongside 13% […]


24% of tech apps contain ‘high severity’ security flaws, posing a serious cybersecurity risk if exploited

Veracode, a leading global provider of modern application security testing solutions, has revealed that 24% of applications in the technology sector contain security flaws that are considered high risk — meaning they would cause a critical issue for the application if exploited. With arguably a higher proportion of applications to contend with than other industries, […]


Cloudflare highlights DDoS attack trends in latest report

Cloudflare, the security, performance and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, has announced its 2022 Q3 DDoS report. This report includes insights and trends about the DDoS threat landscape – as observed across the global Cloudflare network. Multi-terabit strong DDoS attacks have become increasingly frequent. In Q3, Cloudflare automatically detected and mitigated multiple […]


Kingston reiterates role of encrypted hardware in mobile healthcare data security

Kingston Technology Europe, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has emphasised the importance of hardware-based encryption in strengthening mobile healthcare data protection efforts across the globe. The company made the statement as data breaches remain one of the biggest digital threats within the healthcare industry, thereby […]


Survey reveals shocking reality of how ill-prepared consumers are when securing their personal devices

As attacks to personal devices are ramping up and becoming even more sophisticated, Cisco security experts warn of the relaxed approach to cybersecurity in the home and on personal devices. Its recent survey revealed that 73% of Saudi Arabia respondents are worried about their connected devices being hacked or attacked. Cisco has revealed the results […]


World’s largest 5,000 enterprises will increase their WAN spend by 44% by 2026, says report

Revenue from port charges, SD-WAN and broadband will grow, while MPLS’ contribution to overall market revenue will decrease by 55% between 2021 and 2026. TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has revealed that the WAN market will grow by around 44% – from US$59 billion in 2021 to US$85 billion in 2026 […]


Energy companies’ Digital Transformation efforts driven by need for tighter integration and collaboration

IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, commissioned new research polling over 600 senior decision-makers at large energy companies across France, Australia, Japan, the Nordics, US, the UK and the Middle East. The intention was to find out where companies in the industry are now on their Digital Transformation journeys and what’s holding them back.   […]