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Editor’s Question: How can CISOs manage expectations and evolve security strategies to keep pace with emerging trends?

BT Security has published the results of a global survey which canvassed the opinions of over 7,000 business leaders, employees and consumers from across the world. The research, conducted in partnership with Davies Hickman Partners, found that in a rapidly changing business environment, the role of the CISO has hugely expanded in its scope and […]


Building a cybersecurity strategy for the long haul

Richard Cassidy, Senior Director Security Strategy EMEA, Exabeam, discusses why the short-term mindset of the cybersecurity industry needs to change and how the future isn’t as uncertain as some would have you believe. The cybersecurity industry has a problem with long-term commitment. Too often, CISOs and CIOs become fixated on the discovery of new threats […]


Ransomware 2020: A year of many changes

Fady Younes, Cybersecurity Director, Middle East and Africa, Cisco, on why organisations need to be proactive in developing comprehensive security strategies and take the evolving threat landscape serious. 2020 was a turbulent year as the world grappled to cope with the impact of COVID-19 – both on general sense of wellbeing and the critical infrastructures […]


Businesses risk missing out on top talent

New research from software and virtualisation solutions vendor Citrix, has confirmed that remote work is here to stay, with 82% of all respondents agreeing that it will be more common post-pandemic. The study found that remote and flexible work options are now key to attracting and retaining talent, with 55% saying that businesses will miss […]


Delivering value-added data centre solutions for the modern and transformed enterprise

To achieve their goals of Digital Transformation, many organisations have looked closely at their data centre environment. Wang Di, President, Huawei Digital Power, Middle East, highlights examples of how Huawei has worked closely with customers in the region to enable their organisations to scale.   Across the entirety of 2020, the business environment has become […]


IBM Study: Employee well-being is priority for CEOs

A new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study revealed that a top challenge for many surveyed CEOs in the Middle East over the next few years is managing an ‘anywhere’ workforce. Additionally, many CEOs in the Middle East are prioritising technology, people and partnerships to position their companies for success post-COVID-19 pandemic. The new […]


QSC EMEA ’21: The evolution of the Qualys Cloud Platform

The need for organisations to have a cloud-based security and compliance platform was highlighted by Sumedh Thakar Interim CEO and Chief Product Officer, Qualys, during his keynote at the QCS EMEA ’21 virtual event. He told attendees how organisations had just begun to get a grip of the role of security in Digital Transformation initiatives […]


One in10 gamers in the UAE have had their identity stolen

One in ten in the United Arab Emirates  (UAE) have had their ID stolen – which could be worth as much as US$347 billion globally. This is according to global research by cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky, which has also provided simple tips to help avoid this and other issues associated with gaming. This new research was […]


Why the Middle East and Africa are at the forefront of data centre transformation

As the data centre industry rapidly evolves, we must consider the driving factors behind the change in order to continue at pace. Ehab Kanary, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure for the Middle East and Africa at CommScope, considers some of the hallmarks for data centre change this year. End-user spending on global data centre infrastructure is projected […]


Global Study: People trust robots more than themselves with money

2020 has changed our relationship with money as people are now trusting robots more than themselves to manage their finances, according to a new study by Oracle and Personal Finance Expert Farnoosh Torabi. The study of more than 9,000 consumers and business leaders in 14 countries found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased financial anxiety, […]


Salesforce unveils Loyalty Management to drive meaningful customer loyalty experiences

Salesforce, the global provider of CRM solutions, has announced Loyalty Management, a new product for companies across industries, including retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, travel and hospitality, to increase customer trust and engagement. Built on the Salesforce Customer 360 Platform, Loyalty Management allows companies to build intelligent loyalty programmes for both B2B and B2C customers with […]


Huawei founder and CEO calls for the easing of US-China trade relations

Ren Zhengfei, Founder and CEO, Huawei, has spoken out about the benefits to be gained by deeper cooperation between US and Chinese companies in the technology field. Talking with international media in a recent press conference, the executive advocated for the easing of US-China trade restrictions and more open US trade under the Biden administration. […]