Thursday 15 November 2018

GCC growth likely to reach 3pc in 2019: IMF

Real GDP growth is predicted to reach 2.7 per cent across the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan (Menap) region and 3 per cent in the GCC in 2019, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Fall 2018 Regional Economic Outlook (REO) report.  In the near t


Top 10 cybersecurity predictions for 2019

1. Increase in crime, espionage and sabotage by rogue nation-states With the ongoing failure of significant national, international or UN level response and repercussion, nation-state sponsored espionage, cyber-crime and sabotage will continue to expand. Clearly, most organisatio


Asian family businesses ‘yet to adopt disruptive tech’

A majority (94.1 per cent) of family businesses in Asia have experienced at least one technological disruption, but less than half are prepared to integrate disruptive technologies into their business models, according to a study commissioned by Lombard Odier, a global wealth and asset manager.


Smart meters must be made secure by design: study

The installed base of smart electricity and gas meters in Europe will grow by 22  per cent in 2018 to reach 151.9 million, said a new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, outlining four key principles for smart meter security. For a start data can only be sent from


Creating a GDPR compliance framework

Cyber criminals today are attempting to penetrate your organisation’s network to try to get hold of critical assets with most looking for the valuable personal identifiable information (PII). It is a fact that cybersecurity attacks are on the rise all over the world, and the Arab world is


Skills gap meets expanding threat surface

If you are concerned about the privacy and security of your information you might have noticed recent headlines declaring that the global cybersecurity job skills gap has grown to three million. This very worrying assertion – that many organizations around the world say they can’t f


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