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UK’s most popular hotel brands putting customers at risk of email fraud

The hospitality industry remains a key target for cybercriminals, highlighted by the fact that a staggering 88% of the most popular hotel brands among UK consumers fail to actively block fraudulent emails from reaching customers. Proofpoint offers some top tips for remaining safe online when booking a hotel stay. Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance […]


‘Voice of the CISO’: Proofpoint research shines light on security challenges

Proofpoint’s 2021 Voice of the CISO Report has provided insight into the pain points for CISOs, as well as their key priorities looking ahead. Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, talks us through the findings of the research and highlights how security leaders in the Middle East are dealing with the modern, complex threatscape. Can you […]


QR codes lure Brits into a false sense of security as UK economy unlocks

Despite 90% of UK respondents having scanned a QR code in the last six months, almost half still don’t know if they have mobile security software. Ivanti, the automation platform that helps make every IT connection smarter and more secure, has announced the results of a study, which found that 96% of UK respondents have scanned […]


New Cybereason ransomware study reveals true cost to UAE businesses

Cybereason study finds 90% of UAE organisations that paid a ransom demand were hit again, 63% reported significant loss of business. Cybereason, a leader in future-ready attack protection, has released research findings from a global ransomware study of nearly 1,300 security professionals. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 37% of surveyed companies reported that they […]


Tenable research finds serious vulnerability in Microsoft Teams

Tenable has disclosed details of a serious vulnerability in Microsoft Teams discovered by its Zero-Day Research Team. By abusing PowerApps functionality (a separate product used within Teams for building and using custom business apps), threat actors could gain persistent read/write access to a victim user’s email, Teams chats, OneDrive, Sharepoint and a variety of other […]


Voice of the CISO 2021 report: UAE CISOs feel unprepared to cope with a cyberattack

Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its inaugural 2021 Voice of the CISO report which explores key challenges facing chief information security officers (CISOs) after an unprecedented 12 months. Seventy-two percent of CISOs in the UAE feel their organisation is unprepared to handle a cyberattack and 70% consider human error to be their […]


Genetec EMEA shares new research into the state of physical security 2021

Insights from over 1,500 physical security leaders highlight cybersecurity as a strategic priority and accelerating adoption of cloud infrastructure for physical security. Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has shared the results of its Physical Security in EMEA 2021 report, based on insights from over 1,500 […]


Trend Micro blocked more than 32 million threats in UAE in 2020

Cybersecurity vendor Trend Micro, recently released its 2020 annual cybersecurity report: A Constant State of Flux and shared insights from last year’s threat landscape. The report provides strategic guidance for leaders to protect and navigate their organisations better in the new normal. The global insights reveal that Trend Micro blocked 62.6 billion threats last year, […]


Multiple web app security issues found in all top 10 US credit unions

Financial services are big targets for cybercrime and with the average cost of a US data breach at US$8.64 million, it’s a detrimental price to pay for not taking security seriously. As the world shifts from physical to online, credit unions are doubling down on web applications to improve access and ensure vital financial services […]


Unit42 research shows the impact of COVID-19 on the security posture of organizations

A report from Palo Alto Networks reveals the latest developments in cloud security trends. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the largest shift to remote work in history, and organizations struggled to migrate to the cloud and secure their employees working from home. In the 1H 2021 edition of the biannual Unit 42 Cloud Threat Report, researchers […]


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