By Rob Theis, General Partner at World Innovation Lab and Digital Shadows Board Advisor


Cyber attacks on businesses are now weekly news as breaches of data are announced regularly. However, until recently many corporate executives did not understand or share the view of its importance of addressing Digital Risk at the Board level. The Board’s role in understanding and monitoring digital and cyber risk has been highlighted by a multitude of lawsuits alleging Boards were asleep at the switch in the face of a known danger.

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows


Have a safe trip! Typically, when we wish someone well before they leave on a journey we are referring to their physical safety while in transit. But, increasingly, there’s another consideration – their online security.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 10:26

Healthcare is a Major Target for Cybercriminals

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By Brandon Bekker, Managing Director at Mimecast, Africa and the Middle East


The internet of things has transformedthe healthcare sector,allowingpractitioners toeasily share information and deliver personalised treatments.Yet many experts in the security industry believe that of all the industries facing serious cyber threats, healthcare is possibly the most at risk.That’s because relatively speaking, healthcare organisations are still behind when it comes to security defences.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 06:47

What's Next for Cybersecurity in 2018?

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 By Scott Manson, Cybersecurity Lead - Middle East and Africa, Cisco


We live in a world that is networked together, where companies rely on networked systems and their data is stored in the cloud. The year 2018 will bring more connectivity, digital transformation initiatives, and data to companies, along with a number of new cybersecurity threats and landscape changes making cybersecurity one of the most crucial issues that need to be addressed in the present scenario.

Monday, 18 December 2017 09:24

Top 10 Health Tips for 2018

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Dr. Anita Das Gupta, Clinical Dietitian at Burjeel Hospital shares health tips for 2018


Lose weight, exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet-we make such resolutions every year and 2018 will be no different. Interestingly, most of the people make new-year resolutions relating to health and diet. Therefore, it is very important to know how to maintain a balanced and a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Anita Das Gupta shares a few tips for a happy and a healthy 2018.

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows


The holiday season is in full swing and once again we can expect to see a surge in cyber attacks targeting retailers and consumers. Research from the National Retail Federation shows that spending during the winter holidays outstrips retail sales during all other holidays throughout the year – combined! From Black Friday to sales in January, this is the most wonderful time of the year for retailers, and this trend will likely continue. A survey by RetailMeNot shows that consumers are expected to spend an average of $743 holiday shopping between Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, a 47 percent increase from 2016’s average of $505.

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows


Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for their crystal ball and attempt to predict what we should be worrying about in the coming 12 months or more. And the sad reality is that not a lot will change as there is not much need for the cybercriminal community to do anything different – it’s already working well now!

By Mechelle Buys Du Plessis, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data


2018 will see a vast change in internal security procedures moving towards what is called a zero-trust security model. IT departments of organizations are spending millions of dollars while witnessing successful breach of their defences. Increasingly, the consensus appears to be that the IT industry with its sets of sophisticated best practices, compliance and guidance directives, is in some way today, losing the game to smarter and innovative groups of dispersed threats actors.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 06:44

How Fake is our news?

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By Rick Holland, VP Strategy, Digital Shadows


Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything from elections, mining approvals and even Brexit.

Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:43

MIMECAST COMMENT on the Uber Cyber attack

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By Dan Sloshberg, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast


Dan Sloshberg, cyber resilience expert, Mimecast, commented:

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