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As hacking breaches rise, BeyondTrust lists the best practices for privileged access management

August 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), a whopping 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. One way for organizations to avoid such attacks is by deploying a robust Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution. Here, John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle

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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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STME warns UAE business to protect IT systems after Wannacry, 50% not secured

July 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE — STME – a leading Middle East IT solutions provider and systems integrator – has issued a strong warning to the region’s business community about the potential vulnerability of IT systems following the global Wannacry attack in May 2017. It is estimated the attack affected

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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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Case study: London’s largest shopping park secured by Hikvision’s Turbo range

July 3, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

  UK – Gallions Reach is the largest Shopping Park in London, set on a 65 acre site with 325,000 square feet of retail space. Home to 35 retailers, it is located in the heart of the Borough of Newham, which is the largest investment area

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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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WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg, according to VP Strategy at Digital Shadows

June 1, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Comment by Rick Holland, Vice President, Strategy, Digital Shadows on the recent global ransomware strike THE ATTACK ON 200,000 plus computers across more than 120 countries around the world by the WannaCry ransomware certainly got the attention of governments, media, consumers and law enforcement. But the actual