By Deepak Narain, Regional Presales Manager - MENA, VMware, one of the world’s leading enablers of digital transformation

 

Who are you? And can you prove it?

By Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows

 

Late on 27 June, the New York Times reported that a number of Ukrainian banks and Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian state power distributor, had been affected by unidentified malware which caused significant operational disruption. Multiple security vendors and independent researchers subsequently identified the malware as a wormable ransomware variant with functional and technical similarities to Petya. Based on these similarities and continuing confusion, the malware has been dubbed Nyetya, Petna, ExPetr, and NotPetya, among others. It has been linked with a large number of infections, a significant proportion of which (around 60% according to statistics published by Kaspersky) affected machines in Ukraine, though at the time of writing the overall number of infections is not known. 

By Michael Boye, CFA | Fixed Income at Saxo Bank

It has been almost nine years since the Great Financial Crisis erupted and forever changed the financial world as we know it. Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers were among the first and most prominent casualties of the crisis, but its circles are spreading in ever-widening circles, with bank failures up to this very day.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 14:37

The Digital Trends of Summer 2017

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By Alexander Rauser, CEO of Prototype

 

Many associate the term ‘summer’ with vacations, beaches, time off work and in many parts of the world, a slower pace of business. But to those in the digital industry, the term merely describes a season, since the industry is always active and changing. New apps, new websites, even new methods to bring offline industries onto online platforms are constantly being developed and introduced as part of the digital trend.

By Richard Carter, Head of Fixed Interest Research, Quilter Cheviot

 

Theresa May’s decision to call an early election has surprisingly backfired, leaving the country with a hung parliament rather than an increased majority for the Conservative Party. This raises all sorts of questions, not least over the future of Mrs May herself. It also raises significant doubts about the Brexit negotiations, which are due to start imminently.  

By Tarek Bayaa, Chief Commercial Officer at Bayzat

 

Insurance renewals can feel like a lot to take in. A month before your policy expires you’ll be bamboozled by paperwork and packages from your usually silent insurer letting you know what’s instore should you continue working with them. Most people, regardless of their satisfaction levels, tend to recommit to their old insurer without considering their needs, how their current plan has benefited them, and whether it’s sensible to check if the grass is greener on the other side.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 05:51

Exploiting Data Breaches

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By Michael Marriott, Digital Shadows security expert

 

High profile data breaches are regularly in the news and, seemingly, businesses and are losing the battle to protect their intellectual property (IP), corporate, and customer data from the threats posed by professional cybercriminals.

Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:24

WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg

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By Rick Holland, Vice President, Strategy, Digital Shadows

 

The attack on 200,000 plus computers across more than 120 countries around the world by the WannaCry ransomware certainly got the attention of governments, media, consumers and law enforcement. But the actual impact could have been so much worse.

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team

 

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information security community. Who was responsible for the WannaCry campaign? And what was the objective? Ransomware suggested it was the work of cybercriminals, although, given the sheer scale of infections and disruption, some commentators suspected the hand of a nation state. Despite relentless analysis from the security research community that has brought fragments of new information to the fore, no consensus has yet been reached on an attribution for the campaign.

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team

 

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information security community. Who was responsible for the WannaCry campaign? And what was the objective? Ransomware suggested it was the work of cybercriminals, although, given the sheer scale of infections and disruption, some commentators suspected the hand of a nation state. Despite relentless analysis from the security research community that has brought fragments of new information to the fore, no consensus has yet been reached on an attribution for the campaign.

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