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ISSUE # 26

Security Advisor ME April 2018


What’s Inside

Trend Micro instrumental in Scan4You conviction

0 209Trend Micro has announced details of its close cooperation with the FBI to identify, arrest and bring to trial the individuals linked to the infamous Counter Antivirus (CAV) service Scan4You.

Why the digital space is the new battlefield

0 381While there remain parts of the world blighted by conventional warfare, news reports today are just as likely to be about cyber warfare as military offensives.

Russian hackers infected 500,000 routers across the globe: Cisco

0 234Cisco warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, CNBC reported.

Supply chain the new weak link in business security: study

0 307Last year saw a worrying increase in ransomware and other cyber-attacks targeting the supply chain, with the business and professional services sector receiving a significant increase of attacks.

Cyber-attacks in UAE down, says TRA

0 481The cases of cyber-attacks in the UAE are down by 48 percent during the first four months of 2018, WAM reported.

Microsoft, Google disclose new chip flaws

0 388Cybersecurity researchers have reportedly found a new security flaw that affects a wide variety of modern computing chips and is related to the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws that emerged in January.

RIP data complacency

0 570David Warburton, Senior Systems Engineer, F5 Networks, explains why the EU General Data Protection Regulation’s revolutionary intent is showing genuine teeth.

How to win the cybersecurity ‘game’

0 846Cybersecurity defenses are under unprecedented levels of attack. From old malware foes and newer types, such as ransomware, to sophisticated advanced threats and state-sponsored cyberattacks, breaches are, sadly, now an everyday reality.

The big picture: why cloud systems need a security boost

0 531The cloud is getting bigger and bigger, as a glance at the revenue figures for some of the biggest providers demonstrates vividly.
Gary Miller, Thales

How Thales Cyber Hub will create a collaborative ecosystem

0 406Gary Miller, Thales Gary Miller, vice president, Cyber Security, Middle East, Thales, on strengthening its recently announced Cyber Hub in …

Social engineering: Don’t be the weakest link

0 696Technology is not enough to keep an organisation cyber secure. Business leaders should also consider the human element as even the most tech-savvy professional can fall victim to a social engineering attack.
Kaspersky Lab appeals

Kaspersky Lab to shift key operations to Switzerland

0 339Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab recently announced that it will move some its key operations, including customer data storage and software assembly, from Moscow to Zurich, Switzerland.

GDPR: Are you ready?

0 187On 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation is set to kick in and while European businesses are the primary target of this new law, its impact will be felt by organisations in regions outside the EU bloc. Are Middle East firms ready for GDPR?
2057 plan

Abu Dhabi pushes forward with secure and intelligent city vision

0 410Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) has announced a strategic collaboration with Dell EMC driven towards achieving their ambitious vision to build a secure and intelligent city.

Over 1M UAE consumers fell victim to online shopping scams

0 329More than 1 million UAE consumers were victims of online shopping scams alone in 2017, losing a total of AED 321 million according to the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, released by Norton by Symantec.

Why having a hybrid security approach means maximum protection

0 466A hybrid approach to security is one that tightly integrates SaaS solutions with an enterprise’s existing IT infrastructure and leverages SaaS capabilities to seamlessly extend and scale on-premise solution performance.

Twitter’s Dorsey asks users to change password after glitch

0 168Twitter Inc. has urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to …

Why healthcare firms need a cybersecurity health check

0 1141Over the last few years, the healthcare industry has become a prime target of cyber-attacks. While most healthcare organisations are committed to patient privacy no matter what it takes, some are still behind in terms of cybersecurity adoption and advancement.

What the future holds for cryptocurrency regulation

0 1189One place in the world that does not lack enthusiasm for cryptocurrencies is Dubai: the emirate is home to a string of initiatives linked to the blockchain-based virtual currencies.

InfoWatch to unveil cybersecurity training centre for Middle East

0 466InfoWatch Group will unveil its international digital technology and cybersecurity training centre in the Middle East for local government officials and business executives, as well as students from field-specific universities as part of the firm’s participation at Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC).
smartphone kids

Over one million children fell victim to identity fraud

0 231A new report from Javelin Strategy & Research says that in 2017, more than 1 million children in the United States were victims of identity theft, resulting in $2.6 billion in losses.

First AI-driven security operations centre opens in Dubai

0 317Paladion has launched the first AI-driven SOC in the Middle East to protect enterprises in the region from next-generation threats.
Just how much control do you have over your data?

Abu Dhabi to strengthen cross-border data protection

0 168The Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) has approved the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) a membership, making the UAE entity the first member from an Arab country to be able to build international relationships in the data protection field.

“Data leakage up four-fold”: InfoWatch

0 152Natalya Kaspersky, president, InfoWatch Group The number of compromised data records worldwide, including social security numbers, bank card details, and …

$3 million on the line for ethical hackers in Dubai

0 168Dubai-based startup Crowdfense has launched a $10 million bug bounty programme to acquire and further develop active cyber-defense capabilities.
Careem, Pakistan

Dubai-based Careem hit by major cyber-attack

0 230Dubai-based ride hailing firm Careem was hit by a cyber-attack that compromised the data of 14 million users, the company said on Monday.
cybersecurity, SANS

Carbon Black to highlight predictive security at GISEC

0 243Carbon Black has announced its participation at the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2018) for the fourth consecutive year, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 1st to 3rd of May 2018 in conjunction with IoTx, under the umbrella of The Future of Technology Week.

Four billion people will be at risk to cyber-attacks by 2020

0 370The annual cost of damages caused by cybercrimes is expected to reach $6 trillion by 2021, according to a recent industry report.
Kaspersky Lab appeals

Kaspersky Lab CEO calls out Jack Dorsey over Twitter ban

0 224"You’re only shooting yourself in the foot when you cater to the geopolitical noise and start refusing to promote material on false pretences – contrary to the interests of your own business," says Eugene Kaspersky in his letter.
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