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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
Banks in Bahrain are vulnerable to the kind of cyber attacks that saw $45 million stolen from two banks in the Middle East - the UAE-based National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah and the Oman-based Bank Muscat, said an expert.
Cyber attacks against the United States from China are eroding the country's credibility and scaring off potential foreign investors afraid of losing their intellectual property, a senior US official said on Tuesday.
The UAE’s advanced cyber infrastructure has made it a favourite target for hackers, especially when tension heightened during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the former chief of the UAE air force said.
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Targeted attacks, with the purpose of cyber-espionage, will continue in 2013 and beyond, becoming the most significant threat for businesses, a report said.
Another trend that will likely impact companies and governments is the co