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Mobile telecom industry making rapid progress towards 5G

A BPI Network survey found operators are rethinking security in light of 5G network traffic, a dramatic increase in connected devices and new mission-critical use cases. Mobile service providers say they are making substantial progress towards ushering in a new generation of 5G networks that will enable ultra-high-speed mobile connectivity and a wide variety of […]


McAfee uncovers attacks on corporate cloud accounts as companies work remotely

McAfee, a device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released a new research study titled Cloud Adoption and Risk Report – Work from Home Edition. McAfee’s new report uncovers a correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack, during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an increase in cyberattacks targeting the cloud. Based on anonymised and aggregated data from more than 30 million McAfee MVISION cloud […]


Proofpoint study finds 82% of organisations in the UAE faced at least one cyberattack in 2019

Cyberattacks increasingly target people, rather than infrastructure, with more than half (55%) of CSOs and CISOs citing human error and lack of security awareness as one of the biggest IT security risks. Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its latest research highlighting how people-centric cyberattacks are impacting organisations in the UAE. The […]


BeyondTrust research finds 77% of critical Microsoft vulnerabilities can be mitigated

BeyondTrust, the worldwide technology leader in Privileged Access Management, has announced the release of its Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report. The research provides the latest annual breakdown into security vulnerabilities facing organisations today, as well as a five-year trends analysis to better equip organisations to increase their IT security posture and keep networks and systems safe. Now […]


72% of organisations plan to implement Zero Trust capabilities this year

As 72% of organisations plan to implement Zero Trust capabilities in 2020 to mitigate growing cyber-risk, nearly half (47%) of cybersecurity professionals lack confidence applying a Zero Trust model to their Secure Access architecture, according to the 2020 Zero Trust Progress Report released by Cybersecurity Insiders and Pulse Secure, a leading provider of software-defined Secure […]


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. […]


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 […]


Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers

In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky’s web antivirus solution rose by an eighth, compared to last year – reaching 24,610,126. This growth was mainly influenced by a 187% rise in web skimmer files. Other threats, such as backdoors and banking Trojans detected in-lab, also grew, while the presence of miners […]


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 […]


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 […]


nCipher Security announces new cloud-based HSM service

nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company, has announced nShield as a Service, a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM) service that allows organisations to protect sensitive data and applications and helps meet compliance mandates – simply and efficiently, using on-demand cryptography. “Organisations embracing cloud-first strategies require cloud-first encryption,” said Peter Galvin, Vice President of Strategy, nCipher […]