#cybersecurity

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

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Aston Martin appoints SentinelOne as official cybersecurity partner

The cybersecurity firm’s endpoint protection platform will help secure the carmaker’s manufacturing, headquarters, supply chain, and field offices

Covid-19: How data networks are supporting the new normal

The change in workplace dynamics of the Covid-19 world has not only strained digital networks but also provided an increased number of cybersecurity challenges

Four of five organisations in UAE faced at least one ‘cyber attack’ in 2019 – study

As many as 75 per cent respondents admitted that they train their employees on cybersecurity best practices twice a year or less

Is coronavirus the newest threat to cybersecurity in the GCC?

The Covid-19 disease has not only become one of the most discussed subjects around the world in recent weeks, it is a topic that has seen exponential growth online too