Heralding a new Golden Age of literature in the Middle East, a new Mapper360® report launched today by the Emirates Literature Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation spreading literacy and the love of reading across the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, and Four Communications, a leading independent, integrated communications agency in the UK and MENA region, reveals the latest trends in reading and literature.

Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2022 Cybersecurity Skills Gap Report. The new global report reveals that the cybersecurity skills shortage continues to have multiple challenges and repercussions for organizations, including the occurrence of security breaches and subsequently loss of money. As a result, the skills gap remains a top concern for C-level executives and is increasingly becoming a board-level priority. The report also suggests ways the skills gap can be addressed, such as through training and certifications to increase employees’ education.

Scientists are exploring new ways to artificially stack two-dimensional (2D) materials, introducing so-called 2.5D materials with unique physical properties. Researchers in Japan reviewed the latest advances and applications of 2.5D materials in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

Kaspersky researchers have revealed that the number of attacks exploiting numerous vulnerabilities in Windows Print Spooler have risen noticeably over the past four months. Even though Microsoft regularly releases patches for its Print Spooler, software that manages the printing process, cybercriminals continue to actively exploit its vulnerabilities. This gives them the opportunity to distribute and install malicious programs on victims’ computers that can steal stored data.

In an evident and dramatic policy shift around the world recently, several countries are now actively pursuing decarbonisation strategies, raising the profile of zero-carbon fuels. As the utilities sector goes through the energy transition, the increasing use of zero-carbon fuels such as green hydrogen is likely to be a significant factor in the quest to decarbonise.

It is well-reported that the pandemic caused a spike in cyberattacks, including malware, ransomware and DDoS attacks. Threat actors have sought to disrupt not only services people rely on everyday like healthcare, education and financial but also critical infrastructure, like food supply chains, utilities and government agencies. Correspondingly, there has been a dramatic increase in the weapons that can be used to launch these attacks. In the 2H 2021 reporting period, A10 Networks security research team tracked over 15.4 million DDoS weapons in 2021. Recently, A10 Networks’ threat intelligence detailed the use of DDoS attacks to disrupt infrastructure and communications in Ukraine in February 2022 just as Russia launched its ground attack.

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