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Passing on passwords: How to embrace the new identity era

The username and password have long been the baseline method for protecting accounts, but for consumers and businesses alike, they’ve become a lose-lose. Nick Caley, Vice President, UK and Ireland, ForgeRock, explains why. For consumers, the tipping point passed when the number of online accounts they held reached the hundreds, meaning they can no longer be […]

2020s: The decade that tears down LANs, WANs, VPNs and firewalls

The corporate workplace is changing and so, too, will the legacy corporate network. Jay Chaudhry, CEO, Chairman and Founder at Zscaler, explains what the changes will be in the way we all connect. The walls of the corporate workplace will become fluid for enterprises over this decade. This will be a movement driven by the […]

Hack for good: Focus internal resources on what really matters

Russell Coleman, EMEA Sales Manager at HackerOne, explains how hacker-powered security can be an effective way for your organisation to make the most of its resources. The CISO, although a technically and intellectually complex role, their mandate is quite simple: to keep their organisation’s data secure and to minimise system downtime as a result of […]

Cybercriminals are using pandemic to trick vulnerable

Anna Collard, Managing Director of KnowBe4 Africa, says cybercriminals are using the pandemic to scam desperate people. In the United States, a popular job placement agency was used as the hunting grounds for scammers looking to take advantage of people in desperate need of work. The scam was simple – set up an alluring job […]

Fearless innovation: Powered by hackers

Russell Coleman, Co-ordinated Disclosure Advisor at HackerOne, explains how ethical hacking can help organisations improve their cybersecurity. You may have an image in your head of what a hacker is. Pop culture and some fearmongering security vendor marketing still depicts them as hooded social outcasts, maybe driven by greed or a need to make trouble […]

Navigating risk into a post-COVID new normal

Having rushed to keep the remote lights on in the early stages of lockdown, organisations must now change their focus to mitigating a plethora of risks emerging out of the pandemic chaos. Paul Grapendaal, Head of Managed Services, Nclose, explains how it has become crucial to introduce a Zero Trust approach. With little time to […]

Remote workers bring additional security risks

Even though working remotely has become part of the new normal, companies must not neglect maintaining an integrated cybersecurity approach, especially when it comes to mission-critical functions such as payroll. According to Mathew Payne, Chief Information Officer at CRS Technologies, malicious users have leveraged the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic to target businesses and gain […]

Study finds 82% of UAE organisations faced at least one cyberattack in 2019

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its latest research highlighting how people-centric cyberattacks are impacting organisations in the UAE. The research revealed that a majority (82%) of CSOs and CISOs surveyed reported at least one cyberattack on their organisation in 2019, while over half (51%) reported multiple incidents. Account compromise was the leading […]

Mobile telecom industry making rapid progress towards 5G

A BPI Network survey found operators are rethinking security in light of 5G network traffic, a dramatic increase in connected devices and new mission-critical use cases. Mobile service providers say they are making substantial progress towards ushering in a new generation of 5G networks that will enable ultra-high-speed mobile connectivity and a wide variety of […]

Countering the new generation of attacks driven by COVID-19

Cyberattacks in the form of ransomwares are evolving in the global pandemic situation. Subhalakshmi Ganapathy, Product Evangelist, ManageEngine, explains how these new ransomware work. With the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world, cybercriminals are leveraging the fear and uncertainty that’s prevailing around the pandemic and launching unscrupulous ransomware attacks on healthcare institutions […]

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