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Cloud usage drives cybersecurity spending in 2020

John Pescatore

The rapid migration to cloud-based technologies is the biggest disrupter worldwide of operations and a key driver when organisations plan their spending increases, according to the results of the latest SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey. John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends, said: “The SANS survey showed that rapid movement of corporate services and…

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Mimecast expands E-Discovery capabilities to help increase productivity


Mimecast have announced that Mimecast Case Review offers a new, intuitive user interface that is designed to provide an entire platform of capabilities for helping to respond to e-discovery. Built on and leveraging Mimecast Cloud Archive, a market leading platform, Mimecast Case Review includes a redesigned interface and enhanced features. New benefits are engineered to…

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Shadow IoT devices a major concern for Corporate Networks

Ashraf new

Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, have announced new research that exposes the significant threat posed by shadow IoT devices on enterprise networks. The report, titled “What’s Lurking in the Shadows 2020” surveyed 2,650 IT professionals across the US, UK, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and UAE to understand the state of shadow…

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Tenable appoints Mark Thurmond as Chief Operating Officer

Mark Thurmond

Tenable, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, have announced it has appointed Mark Thurmond as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Thurmond will lead Tenable’s global field operations, including sales, professional services and technical support. Thurmond’s appointment adds another layer of depth to Tenable’s executive bench as the company continues to deliver on its Cyber…

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Cyber resilience Think Tank forecasts four key security trends


Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, have announced the availability of Commencing a New Decade: 2020 Predictions, the latest eBook from the Cyber Resilience Think Tank (CR Think Tank). This group of security leaders recently gathered to reflect on the past decade and forecast the major trends expected in 2020 and beyond.…

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Oman ICT Group and IFS sign strategic partnership

Oman ICT Group

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced the signing of a new agreement with Oman ICT Group. The crucial partnership will help the Oman ICT Group achieve its key strategic objectives of developing the ICT sector for national advancement and includes Omanisation. It creates the path and provides a competitive IFS ERP solution into…

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Help AG launches incident response service to help Middle East businesses


In a move to further help Middle East enterprises enhance their resilience against advanced cyber threats, Help AG, the region’s leading cybersecurity solutions, services and consultancy provider, has launched a new Incident Response & Forensics Service. The service will empower security teams to drastically shorten the time taken for identification, response and remediation in case…

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Radiflow and Fraunhofer Institute launch joint research


Radiflow, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for industrial automation networks, and the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (Fraunhofer IOSB), a prominent research institute for applied science in Germany, have announced the launch of a joint research project for applying advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to cybersecurity for industrial automation…

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January patch Tuesday commentary for Windows


Microsoft released updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, .Net, and a variety of developer tools resolving a total of 49 distinct common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs). Among these is CVE-2020-0601, which is the Microsoft Crypto vulnerability that has been making headlines even before the update was available. No exploited or publicly disclosed vulnerabilities were resolved, which…

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Threat hunters still disagree on what constitutes threat hunting


SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, has released the SANS 2019 Threat Hunting Report, which shows that threat hunting is still in its infancy with few dedicated teams in existence and differing views on what constitutes threat hunting and how to hunt. “Many organisations use an alert-driven approach to threat…

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