ISSUE # 26
Security Advisor ME April 2018
HONOURING EXCELLENCE IN SECURITY LEADERSHIP
0 26The latest report found more than 14,277,163 pieces of spam and 9,992 emails containing dangerous file types – all missed by the incumbent providers and delivered to users’ inboxes.
0 53Kaspersky Lab experts have uncovered a new cyberespionage campaign “Operation Parliament” that is targeting high profile organisations from around the world with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.
0 73 Here are some security aspects users should look at in a home network ―particularly those related to the configuration of its Internet-connected router.
0 55With the deadline fast approaching, many GCC organisations are yet to begin the processes, risk lagging behind and facing penalties.
0 50Russian hackers are reportedly targeting millions of devices around the world to spy, steal information and build networks in preparation for future cyber-attacks, the US and UK have revealed.
0 59A new survey had revealed that less than half of all organisations were able to detect a major cybersecurity incident within one hour. Even more concerning, the study found that less than one-third said that even if they detected a major incident, they would be unable to contain it within an hour.
0 136Saudi Arabia has reportedly signed a strategic partnership with US education-focused technology firm, Coursera.
0 121Etisalat have signed the agreement with Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica have signed an agreement to offer enterprises a comprehensive portfolio of cybersecurity services.
0 117Saudi Arabia’s education sector was most affected by malware, followed by government, and telecommunications during 2017, according to a study.
0 121Transparency and Regulations will reduce the risk of data leaks and inspire confidence in future technologies, says cybersecurity experts
0 146Hackers have launched a cyber-attack that disrupted Internet service and data centres in Iran late on Frida, leaving an image of a US flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”.
0 133The attack has disrupted data centres in Iran and has reportedly been launched in multiple countries as well. The hackers have left the image of a US flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”, the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.
0 118FireEye has announced the release of its annual M-Trends report, which found that attackers were present in EMEA organisations’ networks a median of 175 days before being detected in 2017.
0 125Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met with Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday, concluding his three week whirlwind tour of visiting US tech titans.
0 92Facebook said on Wednesday the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Reuters reported.
0 111With cybersecurity spending rising sharply across the globe and cities becoming ever more connected with the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), organisations in both public and private sectors are recognising the increasing importance of cybersecurity.
0 157Four in five large GCC enterprises still rely solely on usernames and passwords for authentication to corporate networks, according to Microsoft’s Digital Transformation survey.
0 67Saudi Arabia homeland security market comprising monitoring and surveillance, restricted entry systems, and perimeter security solutions, holds the lion’s share of the Saudi market, at $4.2 billion, according to analyst firm Frost and Sullivan.
0 327Biometric security, whether fingerprint, facial or iris recognition, is fast emerging as the preferred way to safeguard the data of companies and individuals from threat actors. However, while biometric identification may be less prone to theft and spoofing than passwords, it’s still vulnerable to hacking.
0 295Women continue to be underrepresented in the cybersecurity workforce, which leads to missed opportunities for today's organisations to acquire the best information security talents. But what is holding the security industry back from attracting more women in the field?
0 78The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre of ITU has signed a partnership agreement with the Oman Oil Company (OOC) to provide the company and its subsidiaries with cybersecurity services.
0 108Businesses today run on data, but with great value comes great risk. Here are five good reasons to hire a chief privacy officer.
0 129Saudi Arabia has reportedly announced a new law that criminalises the act of spying on your spouse’s mobile phone illegally and has listed this act under cybercrimes, according to Arab News.
0 89Post a complaint by Indian-based Kalyan Jewellers, Dubai Public Prosecution has directed the Dubai Police to initiate criminal proceedings for …
0 95Image source: Engadget.com Athletic apparel brand Under Armour revealed on Thursday that data from around 150 million MyFitnessPal diet and …
0 165During an in-depth roundtable discussion prior to the inaugural CISO30 Awards and Forum, security heads from a variety of both public and private entities from across industries gathered to highlight the pressing challenges they’re seeing in the threat landscape today.