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84% of businesses will likely increase WFH capacity beyond pandemic despite security concerns

Despite security issues and concerns resulting from the massive and sudden increase in work-from-home (WFH) initiatives caused by the global COVID-19 healthcare crisis, one-third (38%) of US companies observed productivity gains during remote work and a staggering 84% anticipate broader and more permanent WFH adoption beyond the pandemic. These results are based on the findings […]


ICS vulnerabilities on rise as reliance on remote access to industrial networks increases during COVID-19

More than 70% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed in the first half of 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting Internet-facing ICS devices and remote access connections. This is according to the inaugural Biannual ICS Risk & Vulnerability Report, by Claroty, a global leader in Operational Technology (OT) security. The report […]


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 […]


McAfee uncovers attacks on corporate cloud accounts as companies work remotely

McAfee, a device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released a new research study titled Cloud Adoption and Risk Report – Work from Home Edition. McAfee’s new report uncovers a correlation between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack, during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an increase in cyberattacks targeting the cloud. Based on anonymised and aggregated data from more than 30 million McAfee MVISION cloud […]


Proofpoint study finds 82% of organisations in the UAE faced at least one cyberattack in 2019

Cyberattacks increasingly target people, rather than infrastructure, with more than half (55%) of CSOs and CISOs citing human error and lack of security awareness as one of the biggest IT security risks. Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its latest research highlighting how people-centric cyberattacks are impacting organisations in the UAE. The […]


A10 Networks reveals the DDoS weapons and attack vendors which businesses face

A10 Networks tracked nearly six million DDoS weapons in Q4 2019. Here’s what they discovered about the threats targeting companies today. A10 Networks, a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the release of its research carried out into DDoS weapons and attack vendors. The research revealed that SNMP and SSDP remain the […]


BeyondTrust research finds 77% of critical Microsoft vulnerabilities can be mitigated

BeyondTrust, the worldwide technology leader in Privileged Access Management, has announced the release of its Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report. The research provides the latest annual breakdown into security vulnerabilities facing organisations today, as well as a five-year trends analysis to better equip organisations to increase their IT security posture and keep networks and systems safe. Now […]


72% of organisations plan to implement Zero Trust capabilities this year

As 72% of organisations plan to implement Zero Trust capabilities in 2020 to mitigate growing cyber-risk, nearly half (47%) of cybersecurity professionals lack confidence applying a Zero Trust model to their Secure Access architecture, according to the 2020 Zero Trust Progress Report released by Cybersecurity Insiders and Pulse Secure, a leading provider of software-defined Secure […]


Mobile service providers preparing to fortify security in anticipation of 5G deployments

According to a global survey fielded by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks, mobile service providers anticipate significant new revenue opportunities from the forthcoming deployment of high-speed 5G networks and a host of new IoT-driven use cases, but they also believe much-improved security will be essential to realising that potential. […]


ServiceNow research shows that security breaches increased in 2019

ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people, has released its second sponsored study on cybersecurity vulnerability and patch management, conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The study, Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response, found that despite a 24% average increase in annual spending on prevention, detection and remediation in […]


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