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IT security executives are less likely to be fired after cybersecurity breaches in 2021

There is a positive trend emerging in how organisations respond to cybersecurity breaches, from an HR perspective, according to a recent Kaspersky study. In 2021, less than a fifth of organisations across the META region laid off senior IT staff (15%) in 2021 and while this was slightly higher than compared to 2018 (13%), it […]


Study reveals data fragmentation biggest barrier to Digital Transformation in 2022

Commissioned by Informatica, the IDC CDO study, Driving Business Value from Data in the Face of Fragmentation and Complexity, surveyed more than 899 members of the office of the CDO, across 10 countries including Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, to discover some of the challenges and priorities of the Chief Data […]


67% of top online retailers in UAE not blocking fraudulent emails from reaching customers: Proofpoint research

Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance company, has released research which identifies that eight out of the top nine online retailers in the UAE have a Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) record in place. However, only three out of the nine (33%) retailers have the strictest and recommended levels of DMARC protection in place, […]


Brands beware: Protect your customers or risk losing them

Werno Gevers, Eybersecurity Expert, Mimecast, explains Mimecast’s recent Brand Trust Survey across the UAE and Saudi, that feature key insights on respondents’ susceptibility to cybercrime and highlights the role of brands in protecting their customers from cyberattacks. New research has cast a spotlight on the role of brands in protecting their customers from cyberattacks. In […]


Nokia study finds operators can avoid 65% of operational costs with IP network automation

Nokia, in collaboration with research firm Analysys Mason, recently revealed operators can expect up to a 65% cost avoidance after implementing IP network automation across three operations categories. This is one of several key findings from Nokia’s commissioned study. Network automation is a key driver for improved network services agility, greater operational efficiency and increased […]


The CISO in 2021: Coping with the not-so-calm after the storm

Keith Bird, Senior Vice President, EMEA, Proofpoint, sheds light on understanding who in an organisation is now most vulnerable to attack, the types of attack they are likely to face – and how everyone, from the CISO to the HR team, has a part to play in keeping those attacks at bay. In the aftermath […]


Proofpoint’s annual report: How 2020 transformed today’s threat landscape

Cybersecurity and compliance company, Proofpoint Inc, has unveiled its annual Human Factor Report, which provides a comprehensive examination of the three main facets of user risk—vulnerability, attacks and privilege—and how the extraordinary events of 2020 transformed the current threat landscape. Human Factor 2021 draws on data and insight from a year’s worth of research, covering […]


Standard Chartered: Suppliers risk US$35 billion if they don’t cut carbon emissions

A new study by Standard Chartered has revealed that multinational companies will cut suppliers for failing to curb carbon emissions, with 78% of multinationals (MNCs) planning to remove suppliers that endanger their carbon transition plan by 2025. For South African suppliers who fail to transition alongside their MNC partners, this could mean a loss in […]


‘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 […]