cyber security Tag

Andrea Babbs of anti-virus solutions provider Vipre says that as well as combatting external cyber threats businesses need to remain focused on the threat of accidental insider data leakage  Cybercrime has rapidly become the world’s fastest growing form of criminal activity, and is showing no sign of slowing...

Ashraf Sheet, regional director, Middle East & Africa at Infoblox looks at the growing threat of DDos attacks coming to a server near you! In 2020 DDoS attacks continue to increase both in volume and in frequency. Nexusguard Research just reported a 542% increase in DDoS attacks...

In a report released by Honeywell based on cybersecurity threat data collected from hundreds of industrial facilities globally, the severity of threats detected to operational technology (OT) systems has risen by significant amounts over a 12-month period. The findings from the latest Honeywell Industrial USB Threat...

François Amigorena founder and CEO of IS Decisions and an expert commentator on cybersecurity issues looks at some of the cyber security challenges of remote working Due to the current situation of COVID-19 (coronavirus), most employees are asked to work remotely for obvious safety reasons. The...

More than 1,100 exhibitors from 56 countries gathered in Dubai in Janury at the region's premier annual security event. Talking points this year were cyber security, compliance and the need for true integration. SME reports from Dubai Intersec was officially inaugurated by Major General Expert Rashid...

Abu Dhabi Municipality has overhauled its legacy networking infrastructure and deployed powerful new Wi-Fi 6 technology from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, that has laid the foundation for its Smart Digital Workplace initiative. Ahmad Al Hammadi, IT manager at Abu Dhabi Municipality says, “We understand...

VirtuPort inaugurated the 7th edition of the Middle East and North Africa Information Security conference 2019, under the theme: Cyberspace, The New Frontier Deception, Orchestration and Blackholes”, yesterday in Riyadh (9th Sept). The conference was attended by world experts and international companies specialising in cybersecurity. According...

Mimecast a leading email and data security company has announced the winners of its Middle East Partner Awards 2019. Five channel partners from the UAE were recognised across six categories for their performance over the past year. Mimecast revealed the winners during its annual Mimecast Partner...

One of the UAE's youngest hackers took to the stage at the recent Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2019) GISEC, the region’s largest cybersecurity forum, is a yearly event organised by Dubai Police and Dubai Electronic Security center, where the world’s best hackers demonstrate...

High penetration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology in critical infrastructure and the manufacturing sector has resulted in a growing number of potential cyber-attack surfaces, warns a new report. According to a recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan, cyber-attacks within the energy and utilities industries...

The majority of consumers are willing to walk away from businesses entirely if they suffer a data breach, with retailers most at risk, according research from Gemalto. Two-thirds (66%) are unlikely to shop or do business with an organisation that experiences a breach where their financial...

Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) and the British Standards Institute (BSI) have signed a memorandum of understanding on working on best practices in the area of cyber security. Amer Sharafuddin Sharaf, Senior Director - Compliance Support and Alliances, DESC and Theuns Kotzé, Managing Director – BSI...

Sophos a global leader in network and endpoint security has signed Ingram Micro Inc., one of the largest distributors in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, as its newest distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq and Yemen. The...

One the largest banks in Oman has selected Trend Micro a global leader in cybersecurity solutions for its IT security infrastructure. Established in 1984, currently Oman Arab Bank (OAB) operates more than 65 branches and representative offices and over 148 ATMs across the Sultanate. The bank is quickly becoming...

Despite being fully aware of security risks following the introduction of high-profile legislation like GDPR, workers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have the worst cybersecurity discipline in the world and displaying signs of ‘security fatigue’, according to a study by Aruba, a Hewlett...

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) has released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this...

The largest hackathon competition in the Middle East, organised by the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones, was launched in Jeddah on Tuesday July 31, 2018, under the name of "Hackathon of Hajj". The three-day event, with the participation of thousands of developers from both...

According to a newly-released report by Trend Micro Incorporated, ransomware remains a widespread threat in the UAE with the country accounting for 2.4 million of the 1.7 billion ransomware attacks detected globally in Q1 of 2018. The same trend was seen in Kuwait where 1.9 million...

Timothy Compston investigates the steps being taken by manufacturers to ramp-up cybersecurity and how such concerns are influencing purchasing decisions following the growing problem botnet/DDos incidents affecting cameras on the network Today, more than ever, providers of physical security systems are investing in cyber protection for their...

Johnson Controls has announced that its VideoEdge network video recording platform from American Dynamics is the first product to be officially certified as meeting the highest level of third-party cybersecurity standards from UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for Life Safety and Security, UL2900-2-3. UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL...

Organisers,  Reed Exhibitions and the UAE Ministry of Interior celebrated another successful run of the ISNR exhibition in Abu Dhabi this week. His Excellency Major General Dr Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Inspector-General of the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of ISNR...

A new series of training courses focused on helping regional cyber security professionals skill-up in digital forensics, intrusion detection, and the defence of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are to be launched in Abu Dhabi by the SANS Institute. The Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of a Data...

Honeywell has announced the launch of its first industrial cyber security center of excellence (COE) at its Middle East headquarters in Dubai. The new COE is a pioneering technology centre with a safe off-process environment to test and demonstrate process control network vulnerabilities and threats,...

ONVIF the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, will be presenting at Intersec 2018, January 21-23, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, as part of Intersec’s AI and Information Security Conference. Jonathan Lewit, chair of the ONVIF Communication Committee, will...

SANS Institute will host a cyber security training event in Dubai from January 27 to February 1, 2018. The event will feature three courses that not only help security professionals protect their organisations against attacks, but enable them to proactively mitigate malware threats and breaches...

Former director general of the United Kingdom’s MI5, Dame Stella Rimington addressed the region's leading info-security specialists at the RSA® Conference held in Abu Dhabi on 7- 8 November at the Emirates Palace. Over 1100 prominent global and regional specialists attended the conference which featured 34 sponsors...

The program of speakers for the third RSA Conference Abu Dhabi next month has been announced. Taking place from November 7-8 at the Emirates Palace, the event will see regional and global experts discuss topics including cybercrime, security strategy, infrastructure and operations, blockchain, AI, cloud,...

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