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Average cost per data breach incident in the Middle East

Healthcare, financial services and technology top the list as the most expensive industries for data breaches in the Middle East IBM Security announced today the results of a Middle East study examining the financial impact of data breaches on organizations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Based on…

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Actionable DDoS weapons intelligence


Actionable DDoS weapons intelligence is a proactive approach to defending against DDoS attacks says Ehab Halablab, Regional Sales Director – Middle East at A10 Networks In June 2020, news reports highlighted one of the biggest DDoS attacks ever recorded. The attack, which targeted a large European bank, generated 809m packets per second (Mpps). This is…

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Cybereason launches program in the Middle East

Tarek Kuzbari, regional director - MET, Cybereason

Cybereason looks to expand market footprint by joining forces with MSSPs and VARs, offering training, favorable pricing models and more Cybereason, a leader in endpoint protection, today announced the launch of a new partner program for the Middle East that will allow the region’s value-added resellers (VARs) and managed security-service providers (MSSPs) to enhance their…

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Ground Truth Intelligence

Global Intelligence

Ground Truth Intelligence launches – a new model for investigations & due diligence. A marketplace platform for a traditionally opaque and high-cost sector – little changed in 50 years Ground Truth Intelligence (“GTI”), a new global intelligence and investigations marketplace platform, announces its formal launch. Headquartered in London, GTI was born in response to market…

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DFSA’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) gaining more traction

Cyber Threat

Since the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) launched the DFSA Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) in January, over 130 DFSA Authorised Firms and DIFC registered companies have joined the platform. The platform has provided members with information and technical indicators on a multitude of cyber threats, with an average of 160 new threats per week. Since…

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Dubai’s Credence Security

Credence to offer ensure suite of ESET security products, including two-factor authentication, encryption, and endpoint protection Credence Security — a leading regional distributor of specialised solutions in cybersecurity, forensics, governance, risk and compliance — today announced a new partnership with award-winning global endpoint and perimeter-protection vendor ESET, to cover southern Africa. In selecting a partner…

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Remote control imperative for home workers

Even before the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, cybersecurity was a growing concern with companies and individuals being increasingly vulnerable to ransomware, intellectual property theft and operational disruption. Coronavirus has upped the stakes manifold, with executives now working remotely from generally less-secure domestic networks and ‘phishing’ emails exploiting consumers’ health and economic fears.Cyberthreats have existed…

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Saudi authorities close 231 broadcast piracy websites

MBC Group commends the decisive measures by Saudi authorities in protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) and combating piracy MBC has lauded the efforts of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP), the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), and the General Commission of Audiovisual Media (GCAM), for their collaborative efforts in combating copyright piracy in…

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ESET discovers spyware on chat app

ESET researchers have discovered a new operation within a long-running cyber-espionage, spyware campaign in the Middle East, apparently with links to the threat actor group known as Gaza Hackers, or Molerats. Instrumental in the operation is an Android app, Welcome Chat, which serves as spyware while also delivering the promised chatting functionality. The malicious website…

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McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) Cloud

McAfee Labs Report reviews 30-Year Evolution of Evasion Techniques

McAfee has announced McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) Cloud, a new cloud-based security and information event management (SIEM) solution that provides organizations with the ability to detect, investigate and be operational in just under two hours. As a cloud-based solution, McAfee ESM Cloud extends the value of a traditional SIEM by providing faster onboarding of security…

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