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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

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Could Fireball malware become the next Mirai? A10 Networks looks closer

June 6, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Comment by Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks… THIS MONTH, researchers uncovered a malware strain believed to have infected more than 250 million computers globally. It is further believed that this malware is present on 20 percent of corporate networks. Dubbed “Fireball,” the massive

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Guest opinion: WannaCry ransomware is a wake-up call for organizations everywhere

May 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

In light of the WannaCry ransomware which has created mayhem in the cyber world, Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management at Mimecast says it is time for organizations and individuals to take action to improve their cyber resilience immediately  ——————————— THE GLOBAL reach and considerable impact of the

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The Chairman & CEO of RedSeal makes the case for a new cyber defense strategy

May 9, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Ray Rothrock, Chairman & CEO of RedSeal, makes the case for a new cyber defense strategy – digital resilience.  WHO SAYS PREVENTION is better than cure? Since the advent of networks and hacking, prevention, coupled with detection, has been the primary cyber strategy to counter cyber attacks.