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Research reveals investment priorities for Digital Transformation agendas

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, has revealed global survey findings identifying the key investment drivers of Digital Transformation across 1,240 EMEA, North America and APAC decision makers across nine industry verticals. Middle East organisations demonstrate lower demand for AI than global trend The Middle East demonstrated less demand for AI (45% […]


CIO survey results show taming cloud complexity has grown beyond human abilities

An average IT team spends 15% of its total time trying to sort through monitoring alerts as the gap between IT resources, cloud scale and complexity widens. Dynatrace, a leading software intelligence company, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which highlights a widening gap between IT resources and the […]


Retailers look to hybrid cloud as they search for flexibility

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the retail industry findings of its second Enterprise Cloud Report, measuring retailers’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds. The report found most retailers (87.5%) identified hybrid cloud as the ideal IT operating model. It also showed many retailers (72%) are planning to move some […]


MSPs preparing to fortify security in anticipation of 5G deployments

According to a global survey fielded by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks, mobile service providers anticipate significant new revenue opportunities from the forthcoming deployment of high-speed 5G networks and a host of new IoT-driven use cases, but they also believe much-improved security will be essential to realising that potential. […]


Check Point Research discovers ‘WhatsApp crash’ bug that works by malicious group message

Check Point Research, the threat intelligence arm of Check Point, has revealed it helped mitigate a new vulnerability in WhatsApp that could allow a threat actor to deliver a malicious group chat message that would crash the app for all members of the group. To regain use of WhatsApp, users would need to uninstall and reinstall it, […]


Trend Micro research urges oil and gas industry to prioritise cybersecurity

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of new research on the cyber-risks facing the oil and gas industry. The research found that the oil and gas industry and its supply chain face increased risk from advanced threat groups and others as they continue to build out digitally connected infrastructure. […]


Mimecast research finds data loss is primary concern for financial industry

Mimecast has announced new research commissioned by IDG Research on the factors leading financial services organisations to reprioritise how they manage compliance. Financial services organisations like retail banks, investment firms and insurance companies have always operated under stringent regulations and controls. However, increasing regulatory frameworks and evolving security threats are making compliance an increasing priority […]


Sophos uncovers new version of Snatch ransomware

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity,  has published an investigative report, Snatch Ransomware Reboots PCs into Safe Mode to Bypass Protection, by SophosLabs and Sophos Managed Threat Response. The report details the changing attack methods of Snatch ransomware, first seen in December 2018, including rebooting PCs into safe mode mid-attack in an attempt to bypass behavioural protections that […]


ServiceNow research shows that security breaches increased in 2019

ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people, has released its second sponsored study on cybersecurity vulnerability and patch management, conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The study, Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response, found that despite a 24% average increase in annual spending on prevention, detection and remediation in […]


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 […]