By Renaud Deraison, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Tenable

 

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 ranks data fraud/theft and cyber attack as two of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood. The big question now is how will organizations respond?

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By Firas Jadalla, Regional Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META)

 

2018 was a year in which many countries focused on implementing and embracing new technologies. In tandem, many nations also witnessed cyber and physical security challenges such as back to back cyberattacks. According to Emirates News Agency (WAM), 274 cyberattacks targeted the UAE alone for the first seven months of 2018, out of which 39 were extremely detrimental. That said, as we move forward to 2019, we clearly notice the continuation of several important trends and the development of some new ones. These trends will have an important role to play in the security sector. From the continued focus on cybersecurity to the acquisition of global players, we have highlighted the top five security related trends to look forward to in 2019.

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By Allison Zimmer, Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence, Xerox

 

Cybersecurity isn’t a new issue, but it’s one that’s gaining attention. Businesses of all sizes are realizing the increasing importance of protecting their critical data, and for good reason. As we’ve written before, the cost of cybercrime is expected to rise to $6 trillion by 2021 according to market research firm Cybersecurity Ventures. And it’s a landscape that is constantly changing, which means your strategies for addressing it need to keep up.

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By Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer, BeyondTrust

 

Privileged attack vectors and stolen personally identifiable information (PII) obtained have been a constantly paired news item throughout 2018. In 2019, expect privileged attack vectors to continue to reign as the number one root cause of breaches for both consumer and business data theft.

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 13:28

Safe Holiday Shopping Begins with Awareness

By Brian Pinnock, cyber security expert at Mimecast MEA

 

One of the most common pieces of advice we get about avoiding phishing scams is that, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Except this doesn’t really apply on Black Friday - or in the case of the UAE, White Friday.

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Written by: Hervé Coureil, Chief Digital Officer, Schneider Electric

 

“Security is everyone’s job now.” These are wise words from Amazon’s CTO Dr. Werner Vogels, especially for companies embarking on a digital transformation or accelerating their journey.

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