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Data Loss Prevention – the Foundation for a Data-Centric Security Strategy in 2018

February 7, 2018 By Emma Procter

Thomas Fischer (pictured), Global Security Advocate at Digital Guardian explains why Data Loss Prevention (DLP) should be the foundation for a data-centric security strategy in 2018. He lays out the steps organizations should consider when deploying a DLP solution. AS BUSINESSES continue to go ‘digital’, we find

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Security spending to hit $96 billion globally in 2018, says Gartner

January 22, 2018 By Emma Procter

UAE – According to research firm Gartner, worldwide security spending will reach US $96 billion in 2018, up eight per cent from 2017. In addition, spending on information security technology and services in the MENA region was estimated to have reached $1.8 billion in 2017, an increase of

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Firms to review internal IT security as UAE tech grows rapidly

January 11, 2018 By Emma Procter

UAE – As IT becomes more prominent in the UAE economy, more and more internal connections between people and systems are created, all of which need to be secured The UAE recently appointment the world’s first minister of artificial intelligence (AI), as the country sets on a path

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Over two billion personal data records leaked from high tech companies in 2016

December 19, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – InfoWatch Analytical Center has released a report on data leaks from high-tech companies in 2016, according to which the world saw approximately 30% growth in the number of such leaks and more than an eight-fold increase in the volume of compromised data. The high-tech

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McAfee Labs previews five cybersecurity trends for 2018

December 4, 2017 By Emma Procter

US – McAfee Inc. has released its McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies five key trends to watch in 2018. This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications

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60% of info security professionals in region not confident in their company’s preparedness

November 22, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – More than 60 percent of information security professionals in the Middle East are not confident in their company’s preparedness to cope with cybersecurity incidents, according to the latest Global Information Security Workforce Study, highlighted at the (ISC)² Secure Summit MENA held this week in

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Biometric payment cards to boost banking security, boom predicted by 2022

November 14, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – Biometric technologies are steadily growing their presence in more banking applications, with embedded fingerprint sensor payment cards being the latest addition finally ready to go public. The four major biometric modality technologies are fingerprint, eye, vein, and face recognition. With most smartphones having fingerprint

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IP network video surveillance systems in high demand in Middle East

October 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE: Growing demand for streamlined and IP network video surveillance will double the value of the Middle East’s commercial security market over the next four years, with hospitality likely to witness the highest growth of all end-user segments, according to new research. Driven by increased investments