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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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Hackers trigger panic over poor countermeasures

Financial advisory firms are so busy trying to prevent computer hacking that they sometimes neglect an equally vital issue: what to do when hackers succeed, a report said. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Wall

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Corporate boards ‘must set security standards’

It’s time for corporate boards to take a role in setting security priorities and expectations, a report said, highlighting a set of security principals as a foundation to respond to the cyber security challenges of today’s world.

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IT security: Taking control in a changing world

Not too long ago, most security professionals were content to have time to play with some logs, install a new Intrusion Prevention System, or get a sample of malware and try their hand at reversing. Generally though, most security

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Need for ME education system to step up IT security

There is a clear trend towards the increased utilization of IT system in Middle East educational institutions. In its predictions for 2014, IDC estimated that ICT spending in the Middle East would top $96 billion by the end of the year, with edu

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IT losing the battle on security in the cloud

A majority of IT organisations are kept in the dark when it comes to protecting corporate data in the cloud, putting confidential and sensitive information at risk, a report said. While organisations are increasingly using cloud c

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IBM struggles to reinvent itself in an age of cloud

When IBM Corp CEO Ginni Rometty was asked recently for her tips on how to transform companies, she spoke of "relentless reinvention" and not protecting the past. Applying those precepts to IBM is proving particularly tri

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IT security fatigue ‘widespread in UAE’

Heightened IT security risks caused by a culture of employee complacency are widespread in the UAE, a report said, adding that people expect the company’s security settings to take care of daily threats. An increasing number

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LTE networks ‘face massive BYOD security threat’

The rapid growth of the BYOD market, coupled with an explosion in 4G networks fed by small cell deployment, is creating an IT security threat that the global market needs to urgently address, warned an industry expert. Dr Martin N

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Infovsion hosts training over IT security revision

Infovision Consultants recently conducted the first ever ISO 27001:2013 training in Bahrain after the standard had been revised earlier in 2013 for delegates from various high profile organisations. Infovision organised the traini

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