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Latest Mimecast research finds threat actors more motivated by money than intelligence or IP

Analysis of 92 billion rejected emails finds certain verticals have been repeatedly targeted during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Mimecast Limited, a leading email security and cyber-resilience company, has launched the Threat Intelligence Report: Black Hat U.S.A. Edition 2020. The report provides technical analysis of United States targeted attacks that attempted to infiltrate the security environment of […]


McAfee report shows threat actor evolution during pandemic

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released its McAfee COVID-19 Threat Report: July 2020, examining cybercriminal activity related to COVID-19 and the evolution of cyberthreats in Q1 2020. McAfee Labs saw an average of 375 new threats per minute and a surge of cybercriminals exploiting the pandemic through COVID-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware and more. […]


Orange Cyberdefense research reveals 23% drop in malware incidents

Orange Cyberdefense, Europe’s largest managed security services provider, has announced the findings of its inaugural Security Navigator, which reveals a huge 23% decline in the number of recorded malware incidents in 2019, a year which also saw an increase in the total number of security events. Security Navigator 2020 combines the unique perspective of Orange, […]


Media industry full of credential stuffing attacks according to Akamai report

The media industry suffered 17 billion credential stuffing attacks between January 2018 and December 2019 according to a new report from Akamai, the intelligent Edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences. The Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Credential Stuffing in the Media Industry report found that 20% of the 88 billion total credential stuffing attacks […]


Mimecast report reveals 60% of UAE organisations expect to suffer email-borne attack

The fourth annual report from Mimecast finds greatest new concern is email and web spoofing.   Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has unveiled its fourth-annual State of Email Security 2020 report. This report summarises details from 1,025 global IT decision makers on the current state of cybersecurity. Providing year-over-year comparisons, along with […]


Online poll: How long will passwords remain in use?

May 7 marks World Password Day – a day designed to encourage individuals and organisations across the world to re-evaluate their password security. Often described as the ‘keys to the kingdom’, if a password is able to get into the wrong hands, it can cause chaos. And with more and more of our activities – […]


Nozomi Networks finds execs believe employees are greatest threat to critical infrastructure security

A new survey sponsored in part by Nozomi Networks has found that as critical infrastructure organisations converge their IT, OT, IoT and physical systems to improve overall performance, employees are the biggest threat to cyber and physical security. The independent report, Weathering the Perfect Storm: Securing the Cyber-Physical Systems of Critical Infrastructure, queried over 400 C-level […]


Human skill and expertise considered most important element of cyber-resilience approach

Findings cast a spotlight on the growing pressures faced by information security workers and the need for more to be done to protect their mental health. More than 40% of respondents in a Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe, Europe’s number one information security event, singled out human skill and expertise as the most important […]


FireEye report reveals cybercriminals are turning to ransomware as secondary source of income

FireEye, the intelligence-led security company, has released the FireEye Mandiant M-Trends 2020 report in the GCC. The report shares statistics and insights gleaned from FireEye Mandiant investigations around the globe in 2019. Key findings include: Organisations are detecting and containing attacks faster In the 2020 M-Trends report, the global median dwell time, defined as the […]


SANS survey shows evolution of Cyber Threat Intelligence

A survey from SANS Institute has revealed how Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) has evolved in EMEA. The SANS 2020 CTI Survey has reported that CTI has evolved from small, ad-hoc tasks performed disparately across an organisation to, in many cases, robust programmes with their own staff, tools and processes that support the entire organisation. “In […]


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