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Guest Blog: Cybercrime safety tips for Black Friday

November 22, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Heino Gevers, Customer experience manager at Mimecast Middle East and Africa, offers tips to help consumers be more careful and aware when it comes to becoming targets for cybercriminals as they go about getting the best deals online… MIDDLE EASTERN shoppers are growing more comfortable with the

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Guest blog: Lessons learned from the most impactful breach in US history

November 1, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Post the Equifax threat, Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of cyber firm Digital Shadows, reflects on the lessons we can learn before, during and after discovering a breach WHILE EQUIFAX is the latest major data breach to hit the headlines, we know it will not be

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BeyondTrust guest blog: Critical considerations for security awareness training

October 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Morey Haber, vice president of technology at BeyondTrust, lays out a set of critical factors that Middle East organizations should consider when building security awareness training programs for their teams. ONE OF MY favourite spam emails are the ones from cyber security companies soliciting security awareness training

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AESG on streamlining data centre operations with commissioning

September 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Gary Williams, Director of Commissioning at AESG discusses why fundamental systems in a DC including power, cooling, fire suppression, security, and management need to be properly commissioned and tested and the benefits this exercise brings. APPLICATIONS AND data are the lifeblood of business today and modern

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Guest blog: Don’t turn out the lights on dark web marketplaces

August 22, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows talks about the future of dark web market places. WE’VE ALL HEARD the phrase: “When one door closes, a window opens.” You can bet that as you’re reading this, those engaged in cyber crime on the dark web

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AI and analytics are pushing digital workplace transformation

August 8, 2017 By Emma Procter

NEW RESEARCH which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organisations in 15 countries

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How mergers and acquisitions can open the door to cyber threats

August 6, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

While mergers and acquisitions propel companies forward, the M&A process also fuels significant opportunities for cyber criminals. Alistair Paterson, Digital Shadows’ CEO and Co-Founder takes a closer look… MERGERS AND acquisitions (M&A) can be exciting, offering companies a significant platform for growth. According to the Deloitte M&A Index

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Comment by Digital Shadows: Know where to find your digital risk

July 26, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows, discusses how in today’s cyber-risk world, criminal forums exist everywhere – meaning focusing only on the dark web won’t give you a comprehensive view of your digital risk. APPROXIMATELY 250 YEARS ago Samuel Johnson said: “The next best