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Why threat intelligence plays a vital role in modern cybersecurity strategies

Emad Fahmy, Systems Engineering Manager, Middle East, NETSCOUT, explains how threat intelligence helps enterprises defend against today’s sophisticated cyber-attacks. Cyberattacks and data breaches continue to escalate, reaching record levels. In fact, Forbes reports that the number of data breaches in 2021 has already exceeded 2020. Forbes cites a study claiming that the 1,111 data breaches …

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93% of UAE businesses concerned about a ransomware attack

Research highlights disconnect between perceived threat and preparedness that results in longer incident response cycles and increased revenue losses Cybereason published a global study of 1,200+ security professionals at organisations that have previously suffered a successful ransomware attack on a holiday or weekend. The study highlights the disconnect between organisational risk and preparedness. The report, …

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BeyondTrust releases cybersecurity predictions for 2022

BeyondTrust has released its annual forecast of cybersecurity trends emerging for the New Year and beyond. These projections, authored by BeyondTrust experts Morey J. Haber, Chief Security Officer, Brian Chappell, Chief Security Strategist EMEA/APAC, and James Maude, Lead Cyber Security Researcher, are based on shifts in technology, threat actor habits, culture, and decades of combined …

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McAfee Enterprise sees proliferation of REvil and DarkSide ransomware surge

McAfee Enterprise released its Advanced Threat Research Report: October 2021, examining cybercriminal activity related to ransomware and cloud threats in the second quarter of 2021. With the shift to a more flexible pandemic workforce and the highly publicized Colonial Pipeline attack, cyber criminals introduced new – and updated – threats and tactics in campaigns targeting …

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Moneer, Regional Vice President of Sales – MENA

Will ransomware and cyber attacks be the norm in 2020

Since we are in the business of securing our enterprise customers’ infrastructures, we keep a close eye on how the security and encryption landscape is changing so we can help our customers to stay one step ahead. In 2019, ransomware made a comeback, worldwide mobile operators made aggressive strides in the transformation to 5G, and …

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Ransomware now targeting back-up data, IT Threat Evolution Report Q3 2019 shows

Kaspersky researchers have identified a new type of ransomware attack which is actively growing in popularity. Targeting Network Attached Storage (NAS), it poses new risks for back-up data usually stored on such devices. With NAS largely perceived as a secure technology, users often remain unprepared for the possibility of infection, putting their data at higher …

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Cherif Djerboua

Middle East accounts for 4.75% of global ransomware in Q1 of 2018, finds Trend Micro

Middle East accounts for 4.75% of global ransomware in Q1 of 2018, finds Trend Micro. The Middle East and North Africa in Q1 of 2018, have accounted for 4.75% and 1.75% respectively of global ransomware threats, and Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is committed to protecting customers and consumers against today’s …

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