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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

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After the Petya cyber attack, ISYX Technologies says cybersecurity must start with training staff

July 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Mohammed Basheer, IT Security Practice Head at ISYX Technologies explains how after Petya (and others) cybersecurity starts with training your employees… THE PETYA RANSOMWARE attack that hit computers around the world recently, the second in two months, is yet another reminder that computers play key roles in

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Guest comment from IWMA: The Grenfell Tower fire – what will it teach us?

June 29, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Special comment by the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) after the London Grenfell Tower disaster. ON 14 JUNE the Grenfell Tower fire in London killed at least 79 people. A faulty fridge freezer sparked the fire. The exterior cladding and insulation on the tower have been blamed