#cybersecurity

Help AG appoints new country director for Saudi Arabia

Help AG’s new cybersecurity operations centre to launch in Riyadh in 2021

Dubai cybersecurity firm spiderSilk closes $2.25m funding round

Proceeds will be used to expand the firm’s geographic footprint across the MENA region

Researchers in Abu Dhabi build first national crypto library for the UAE

Library to safeguard vital and confidential sources of information

Kaspersky signs MoU with Zayed University to boost cybersecurity training in UAE

Kaspersky will organise courses on topics such as reverse malware engineering and threat hunting

Cybersecurity firm FireEye says it was breached, hacking tools stolen

Hacking tools used to test clients’ defences stolen in sophisticated hack

Why the human factor matters in cybersecurity – and how to deal with it

Companies need to find ways to integrate people, process and technology in a unified approach to security to protect their networks

Gitex 2020: ManageEngine to highlight its suite of enterprise IT security solutions

ManageEngine will speak at the event on ‘Cybersecurity threats to Business Digital Transformation’

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How the UAE is fighting cybercrime

While the usage of online payment solutions has risen, consumers must be aware of the risks and ensure they protect their data

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