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Highly specific programs ‘fail to stop cyber attacks’

Highly specific applications, programs, operating systems, and setups did not prevent threat actors from launching effective attacks in 2014, according to a report. Trend Micro, a global leader in security software, has revealed t

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Low IT spend leaves ME firms open to cyber attacks

Middle East businesses are spending less than 1 per cent of their overall IT budgets on security, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks, said an industry expert. IT leaders in the region are allocating budgets to only meet curr

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Gisec to reveal tactics against advanced malware

Experts will reveal technologies and solutions to effectively fight against increasing attacks using advanced malwares at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (Gisec) opening in Dubai, UAE on Monday (April 26). The th

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Is 2015 the year of a data dystopia?

The recent news headlines about cyber attacks and data breaches can’t help but feel a bit to dystopic for comfort. The start of the year has prompted the question: Could our data be headed towards a dystopian future? Over th

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25bn devices ‘connected on Internet by 2020’

The sum of all connected things is estimated to reach 25 billion by 2020, a forecast said, reflecting the phenomenal growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). The number of connected devices that will be in use in 2015 will reach 4.

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Smart cities must protect utilities from cyber-attacks

Smart cities must design utilities systems with custom defence solutions that protect smart meters and smart grids from cyber-attacks such as home tampering and utilities hacking, a report said. While wearable personal technology

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SMBs ‘not seeing cyber attacks as major threat’

Many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are potentially putting their organizations at risk because of uncertainty about the state of their security and threats faced from cyber attacks, a report said. Senior management of these

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Singapore on high alert for cyber attacks

Singapore's government has been put on heightened alert for cyber attacks after people claiming to be from international hacking collective Anonymous defaced several web sites in the city-state and threatened further action. &

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ME energy sector ‘vulnerable to cyber attacks’

Although Middle Eastern governments and companies have raised concern, the awareness in the region for cyber threats is insufficient and the energy sector is more vulnerable to cyber attacks more than elsewhere, said an industry expert.

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Bahraini banks ‘unaffected by cyber attacks’

No Bahraini bank has been affected by cyber attacks, the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) said yesterday, referring to $45 million stolen recently from two banks in the Middle East. CBB was highlighting the fraud at the UAE-based Nat

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