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New report reveals threat actors’ top social engineering tactics and campaigns

The 2022 Social Engineering Report analyses the key trends and techniques of socially engineered cyberthreats observed over the past year

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GCC smartphone market suffers decline as demand continues to weaken

The GCC smartphone market was worth $2.09bn in Q4 2021, a decrease of 4.5 per cent quarter on quarter

Meta

Smart home devices market sees strong growth across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

International Data Corporation’s tracker shows that 7.3 million smart home devices were shipped across the META region in Q1 2022

UAE customers

Over 90% of UAE customers say experience is as important as products – survey

The Salesforce’s ‘State of the Connected Customer Report’ reveals how trust, personalisation and digital-first experiences are central to customer needs

Multi-access edge computing

Multi-access edge computing spend to reach $23bn globally by 2027 – research

Increased demand for on-premises machine learning and low-latency connection – provided by 5G technology to fuel this growth

UAE ransomware

Over 59% of UAE organisations surveyed were hit by ransomware in 2021 – research

The average cost to recover from the most recent ransomware attack in 2021 was $1.26m

Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication to generate $27bn globally for mobile operators in 2022 – research

A Juniper Research study found that operators will generate this revenue from termination of SMS messages related to multi-factor authentication

5G Voice

5G voice users to reach 2.5 billion globally by 2026 – research

Despite the growth of voice-over-5G, the report forecasts operator-billed voice revenue will decline by 16 per cent over the next four years

AI

Majority of UAE workers believe AI and data science will impact their jobs in five years

The YouGov study commissioned by Dataiku reveals the country to be pro-AI, but work still needs to be done to democratise the use of data and AI

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Data scientists reveal roadblocks to digital transformation

SAS research also identifies strategies to capitalise on this pivotal moment and empower data scientists and organisations

How to enable proximity triggers to work

Start by identifying the character you want to emulate

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Data protection remains a challenge for nearly 90% of organisations – report

The Veeam Data Protection Trends Report 2022 surveyed over 3,000 IT decision-makers and global enterprises to understand their data protection strategies

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Six million electric cars will be shipped in 2022 – Gartner

Electric cars will represent 95 per cent of total EV shipments in 2022 and the remainder will be split between buses, vans and heavy trucks

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Over 40 billion records were exposed globally in 2021

Vulnerabilities grew at a 28.3 per cent annual percentage growth rate from 2016 to 2021

Top tips to get your mortgage approved in the UAE

Mortgage applications can often be rejected for things that are easily avoidable or can be addressed in advance

Sophos discovers new variants of Tor2Mine cryptominer

In a research, Sophos describes new variants of the miner that include a PowerShell script that attempts to disable malware protection

Over 90% of UAE employees believe robots can support their career better than humans

To retain and grow top talent amidst changing workplace dynamics, employers need to pay attention to employee needs more than ever before

Tele dentist

Over 85% of UAE, Saudi Arabia residents ready to embrace tele-dentistry – survey

Align Technology to unveil findings of whitepaper report at 2nd Digital Health MENA Forum

Oxford University and Oracle collaborate to detect Covid-19 variants faster

Global research community using genomic sequencing platform, running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, to discover new coronavirus mutations

Cybersecurity

UAE organisations report increased cyberattacks during the pandemic: research

The data also shows that there is a lack of understanding about the definition of phishing

e-learning

UAE’s gender gap in online learning narrowing: Coursera study

Abu Dhabi School of Government is among the organisations leading the way in this trend

How data analytics changed companies marketing strategies?

Data analytics has revolutionised the marketing sector by helping brands to deliver more targeted messaging to their customers and measure their campaign ROI.

Phishing

Phishing attacks cost US businesses $14.8m annually: Ponemon Institute

Business email compromise and ransomware attacks prove most costly phishing threats to large businesses

cyber attacks

Web application exploits – ‘biggest cybersecurity risk’: Report

The report also finds that 57% of all known losses for the largest web app incidents over the last five years were attributed to state-affiliated threat actors

Microsoft data centre

Worldwide public cloud spending to grow 23% in 2021: Gartner

Cloud spending driven by emerging technologies becoming mainstream

Saudi-based Community Jameel to fund infectious disease research at Imperial College London

Jameel Fund for Infectious Disease Research and Innovation to provide grants of up to $65,000

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Abu Dhabi based TII teams up with Purdue University on drone cybersecurity project

Three-year project to test if drones can be used safely in urban areas

UAE businesses keen to embrace hybrid cloud: report

Only 15 per cent of UAE businesses use legacy data centre-only environments

Ecommerce

UAE is 13th best country in the world to launch an online business: study

UAE ranked best for mobile internet speed, internet penetration and corporate tax

Falcon Eye 2 launch

UAE launches satellite Falcon Eye 2 into space to mark 49th National Day

Images transmitted by the satellite will help with response planning for natural disasters and for monitoring the UAE’s borders and coasts