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The economics behind cyber attacks

A new analysis provides insight into topics like the average earnings of a cyber attacker, the amount of time attacks typically take, and how to prevent successful data breaches by increasing the cost of conducting them. Adversari

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Combating state-sponsored cyber attacks

Government enterprises in the UAE can combat state-sponsored cyber-attacks that target sensitive information in various ways, said an industry expert. In addition to patching vulnerabilities and implementing multi-factor authentic

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Combating state-sponsored cyber attacks

Government enterprises in the UAE can combat state-sponsored cyber-attacks that target sensitive information in various ways, said an industry expert. In addition to patching vulnerabilities and implementing multi-factor authentic

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Cyber attacks loom as growing corporate credit risk

Cyber attacks on the private sector are an increasingly important risk in corporate credit analysis, US ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday. The threat of computer hacking varies from sector to sector and

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Cyber threats target public utilities in Q2

Cybercriminals became more inventive in their attacks during the second quarter of 2015 to infiltrate and abuse existing technologies that are often overlooked, a Trend Micro report said, highlighting targeted attacks to public utilities.

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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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