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Half Of Organisations Have Suffered A Cyberattack Or Incident That Prevented Access To Data In 2023

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Nearly half (45%) of organisations in the UAE suffered a cyberattack or incident that prevented access to data last year, according to the 2023 Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index survey of 1,000 IT decision-makers (ITDMs) and 500 IT security decision-makers. Respondents report that IT disruption is commonplace, with the vast majority (90%) across EMEA saying their organisations experienced some form of IT disruption in 2023. In the UAE, external security breaches were the most cited (33%) cause of data […]

90% of UAE Consumers At Risk Of Responding To Scammers

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Over-confidence is leaving consumers in UAE open to becoming victims of fraud, according to Visa’s annual Stay Secure study released today. Despite more than half of respondents (61% vs. 56% global average) claiming to be savvy enough to sidestep online and phone scams, the reality is that nine out of ten (90%; similar to global) are likely to disregard the warning signs that suggest online criminal activity. Conducted by Wakefield Research in countries across Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle […]

Ethical Hacking Competition Winners Crowned At Black Hat MEA

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Black Hat MEA 2023 has crowned the winners of the coveted Capture the Flag and Cyberseed Startup competitions on the final day of a hugely successful three-day event at the Riyadh Front Exhibition and Convention Centre. One of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity events, with 40,000 industry professionals in attendance this year, Black Hat MEA saw future cyber industry stars battling it out for a share of a combined prize pool of more than US$187,000 across two challenging contests. Over the past three days, […]

World Wide Technology Expands To The UAE

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World Wide Technology (WWT) has announced it will be expanding to the Middle East and will begin to establish its innovation gateway presence in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. This strategic expansion follows WWT’s recent partnership with the Cyber Security Council of the UAE Government and marks a significant step towards driving technological growth and innovation in the region. With this launch, WWT will invest in the region to support the development of AI and Cyber Security Academies, whilst accelerating the […]

UAE Fire Protection Market To Reach $3.17 Billion By 2030

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The UAE fire protection system market size is expected to reach USD 3.17 billion by 2030 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2023 to 2030. This is according to Grand Review Research, whose analysts say that in recent years, the residential sector has witnessed a significant surge in the UAE’s demand for fire alarms and detectors, in addition the area has experienced rapid urbanisation and population growth, leading to a rise in the number of […]

Kaspersky Reveals The UAE’s Top Four Email Scams

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Kaspersky experts have outlined top four email scam themes and tactics currently prevalent in the Middle East, Türkiye, Africa region (META). These scams highlight different social engineering techniques used by cybercriminals, however the objective remains the same, which is to entice unsuspecting victims and steal their personal and financial information. Phishing remains the most common type of social engineering attacks. According to the Spam and Phishing in 2022 report, Kaspersky’s anti-phishing system thwarted over 500 million attempts to access fraudulent Web […]

Reverse Engineering Most Complicated Task For Infosec Practitioners

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The latest Codebreakers competition organized by Kaspersky among cybersecurity specialists from more than 35 countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, and South Africa has revealed that reverse engineering is the most complex task performed by InfoSec practitioners. Reverse engineering implies detailed examination of a software product or web application to detect vulnerabilities or hidden features. It covers a broad range of areas, including decompiling and disassembling executable files and libraries, and analysis of system data. According to the external […]

Ring Launches 2nd Gen Of Indoor Camera In The UAE

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Ring has launched the second generation of Indoor Cam, bringing an additional layer of privacy and security for homeowners. Indoor Camera (2nd Gen) is Ring’s first-ever security camera with a new, manual, removable privacy cover, that turns off audio and video recording when it’s placed over the camera lens, giving customers even more control and peace of mind when it comes to customising their privacy and security at home. Indoor Camera (2nd Gen) is a compact, indoor-only camera that brings customers all […]

Five Tips For Improved Cybersecurity During The Summer Season

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It’s time for summer vacation again, and while many look forward to a well-deserved break, there is an entire industry that is unlikely to take any time off: cybercrime. Digital security risks and malicious attacks increase during summertime due to lower and temporary staffing in the workplaces. The UAE, with its advanced digital economy and widespread adoption of technology, has been constantly targeted by increasing cyberattacks on strategic national sectors with the banking, financial, healthcare, oil and gas sectors being […]

UAE’s Edge Acquires Cybersecurity Firm OryxLabs

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Edge, one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, has announced its acquisition of OryxLabs, a prominent cybersecurity company based in Abu Dhabi. OryxLabs is providing tailored cybersecurity solutions to safeguard its clients from emerging cyber threats. With strong focus on advanced research, engineering, and innovation, the company has been entrusted with addressing cybersecurity challenges at scale while delivering exceptional services to its clients. The acquisition gives Edge the opportunity to expand its portfolio and provides it with […]

Du Launches Cyberbullying Awareness Campaign 

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du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a campaign in collaboration with Beat the Cyber Bully to educate UAE students about the risks of cyberbullying and the importance of its prevention. The campaign will involve visiting private and public schools across the UAE and conducting engaging workshops tailored to different age groups, ensuring a comprehensive approach to raising awareness. Adel Al Raees, Head of Corporate Communication at du said: “We are honoured to spearhead this vital campaign to […]
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