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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 […]


South African industries under attack from cybercriminals

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of the Mimecast Threat Intelligence Report: RSA Conference Edition. The report is designed to provide technical analysis from Mimecast threat researchers on major campaigns carried out by threat actors, trends that are emerging from these attacks and an assessment of likely future trends […]


Thales report shows organisations struggle with security post Digital Transformation

According to the 2020 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition, with research and analysis by IDC, organisations reached a global cloud tipping point causing them to struggle with security challenges of Digital Transformation (DX). Today, half (50%) of all corporate data is stored in the cloud and nearly half (48%) of that data is […]


New AZORult campaign abuses popular VPN service to steal cryptocurrency

Kaspersky researchers have detected an unusual malicious campaign that uses a phishing copy of a popular VPN service’s website to spread AZORult, a Trojan stealer, under the guise of installers for Windows. The campaign, which kicked off at the end of last November with the registration of a fake website, is currently active and focused […]


The cybersecurity talent shortage will get worse, say 62% of CISOs

A total of 62% of CISOs think the global cybersecurity talent shortage will get worse over the next five years, according to Global Snapshot: The CISO in 2020, a new report exploring the role and demographics of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), as well as the challenges they face, by Marlin Hawk, the global executive […]


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