#cybersecurity

Kaspersky completes data-processing relocation to Switzerland

Kaspersky opens new Transparency Centre in Canada as part of Global Transparency Initiative

Carding and data leakage rise sharply in the Middle East in the wake of Covid-19

Carding cases see 500% jump in H1 2020, Help AG report says

Covid-19 leads to sharp increase in phishing attacks

Phishing incidents rose 220% YoY at the height of the Covid-19, F5 Labs report says

Securing remote workplaces a priority now for business owners

Majority of firms plan significant investments to secure telework in the next two years

Penta delivers private cloud, cybersecurity, to Dubai’s DIFC clients

Penta services cover startups, SMEs and large multinationals based at DIFC

Half of younger UAE employees admit opening suspicious emails: study

Mimecast study finds disconnect between cybersecurity awareness and practice

How University of Wollongong in Dubai is looking to alter the higher education landscape

Australia’s University of Wollongong in Dubai opens its state-of-the-art campus in Dubai Knowledge Park

Building a human firewall to address insider threats

Practicing safe cyber behaviour should be built into the fabric of all job roles

Cybercrime worth $1.5 trillion a year: Thales report

Cybercrime now worth 2.8 times more than the illegal drugs trade

Huawei appoints first ever chief security officer in the GCC

Aloysius Cheang takes up role as CSO for Huawei UAE

How Covid-19 has worsened corporate cybersecurity woes

As organisations struggle to spread the security umbrella to remote workers, experts urge renewed commitment to cybersecurity best practices

Can regional firms afford cybersecurity breaches amid virus concerns?

A data breach in the region costs $6.53m on average, markedly higher than the global average of $3.86m per breach

Fortinet appoints new regional head for channel, to be based in Dubai

Shane Grennan returns to Fortinet after a spell at Cylance

A CISOs guide to cybersecurity planning in 2020 and beyond

Fortinet CISOs Renee Tarun, Joe Robertson, and Courtney Radke share their advice on cybersecurity planning for the remainder of 2020 and beyond—including where to start, what to prioritise, and what to expect moving forward

Cyber criminals take aim at Linux-based workstations and servers

Kaspersky researchers have identified threat actors developing more Linux-focused tools

Cloud security training gets boost in the GCC

SANS Institute avails cloud security and certification training courses for the region

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FBI warns against using Microsoft Windows 7

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 with any further updates in January of this year

Mimecast to offer phishing simulation training service

End-users can now learn from real-life, de-weaponised phishing campaigns

Canon suffers ransomware attack, hackers threaten data dump if not paid

Canon’s email, Microsoft Teams, US website, and other internal applications are affected

Mimecast acquires anti-phishing technology provider MessageControl

MessageControl uses machine learning to protect emails

The role of AI and machine learning in cybersecurity

Consensus is growing AI can help make our digital lives more secure

Arrests made in Twitter hacking case, 17-year-old Florida native alleged ringleader

Tampa teenager, two others, targeted accounts of high-profile individuals in a bitcoin scam

Garmin restores some services, a week after a ransomware attack

Garmin has obtained the decryption key to recover its computer files

Google to use authenticated logos to reduce phishing attacks

Scammers hijack the logos of popular brands to trick people to click on malicious links or share personal details

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Why businesses within the Middle East need to guard against a “new normal” wave of cyberattacks

While cybersecurity systems in place may have been enough before the pandemic, companies need to reassess their frameworks in light of this increased stress to ensure business continuity

Update: Garmin yet to recover after ransomware attack

Ransomware attacks are increasing in their frequency and intensity

Twitter says direct messages of 36 people were accessed in last week’s hack

Hackers last week hijacked accounts belonging to several high-profile figures

Is your supply chain exposing your business to cyber risk?

Unfortunately, most companies don’t even know who their vendors and partners are

Hackers breach Twitter, steal thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency

Twitter accounts of high-profile people and companies hacked into

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai Cyber Index

Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Cyber Index to enhance cybersecurity among government entities

The Index was developed by the Dubai Electronic Security Center