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New Research: Cisco Reveals the Current State of Digital Transformation in Retail

New Research: Cisco Reveals the Current State of Digital Transformation in Retail
Cisco research reveals that despite the risks, retailers around the world are moving too slowly when it comes to digital transformation
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Sophos Announces Special Partner Initiatives Focused On SMB in the Middle East

Sophos Announces Special Partner Initiatives Focused On SMB in the Middle East
With limited capability to manage the growing complexity and sophistication of IT security, SMBs in the region are especially vulnerable.
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Cyber security current and emerging trends for 2017

Cyber security current and emerging trends for 2017
2016 saw a huge number and variety of cyberattacks, ranging from a high-profile DDoS using hijacked Internet-facing security cameras to the alleged hacking of party officials during the US election. We also saw a rising tide of data breaches, from organizations big and small, and significant losses of people’s personal information. With the year almost over, we’re pondering how some of those trends might play out in 2017. Current and emerging attack trends Destructive DDoS IOT attacks will rise. In 2016, Mirai showed the massive destructive potential of DDoS attacks as a result of insecure consumer IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Mirai's attacks exploited only a small number of devices and vulnerabilities and used basic password guessing techniques. However, cybercriminals will find it easy to extend their reach because there are so many IoT devices containing outdated code based on poorly-maintained operating systems and applications with well-known vulnerabilities. Expect IoT exploits, better password guessing and more compromised IoT devices being used for DDoS or perhaps to target other devices in your network.
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Top 12 Tips for staying safe online during the festive season

Top 12 Tips for staying safe online during the festive season
As the popularity of online shopping increases in the UAE, so does the likelihood of falling foul of cybercrooks, not necessarily because they are putting in extra effort during the festive season, but simply because more of us are doing more online shopping at this time of the year, and we're on the lookout for the hottest deals. Sophos has put together the following cybersecurity tips to help you focus on family, food and fun over during this season, rather than dealing with the headache of stolen credit card details or important documents lost to ransomware.
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9 Simple Security Steps to Stay Safe Online During the Holidays

9 Simple Security Steps to Stay Safe Online During the Holidays
“The holidays are a heightened time when cybercriminals are using clever phishing emails scams that look like special offers or shipping notices for gifts. When in reality, these are designed to snare clicks and make you hand over information. Sophos is reminding consumers to pay extra attention to nine simple security steps to stay safe online during the holidays:
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Windows Shopping: 7 Threats To Look Out For This Holiday Season

Windows Shopping: 7 Threats To Look Out For This Holiday Season
Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas. There’s a lot of shopping to be done between now and the end of 2016. As throngs of discerning shoppers flock to the high street and online shopping carts are filled to the brim, cybercriminals are busy preparing their wares to take advantage of the high sales period. With this in mind, we decided to outline some of the biggest threats facing both retailers and consumers in the upcoming holiday season: 1. DDoS attacks - With the Mirai botnet demonstrating its ability to launch high-volume denial of service (DDoS) attacks, some might deem the busy sales period as an opportune moment to showcase their capability or cause widespread disruption by targeting retailers. Allied to this is the threat of DDoS extortion, as attackers may use the threat of disabling retail operations during the busiest period ...
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What not to do this Black Friday – How many of the things on our ‘not to do’ checklist do you do?

What not to do this Black Friday - How many of the things on our ‘not to do’ checklist do you do?
1. Use a password that’s easy to remember, like ‘Password’ or ‘123456’.  Though they are easy to remember, for a cyber-criminal this is like giving candy to a baby. A password like this can be cracked in less than a second. 2. Have the same password for everything so it’s easy to remember  It’s a lot of hassle having to have a separate password for our online banking, online shopping and email accounts. However, remember if a cyber criminal has access to one password they have access to all your accounts and the plethora of data they contain.
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China Homelife Exhibition Returns to Dubai with Stronger Participation Across Multiple Sectors

China Homelife Exhibition Returns to Dubai with Stronger Participation Across Multiple Sectors
China Homelife Dubai Exhibition 2016 scheduled to take place on December 5 – 7 at Dubai World Trade Centre confirms over 1500 participants and retains its position as the largest sourcing platform for Chinese products in the Middle East and Africa. The event has gained tremendous response over the years based on the well-rounded mix of products ranging from textile & garments, furniture, home electronics, building materials, lighting and household articles & gifts.
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Why Are Businesses Shifting to Managed Services for Their IT Needs?

Why Are Businesses Shifting to Managed Services for Their IT Needs?
Look around any industry today and we see a huge change in the way they run their business. From large enterprises, to governments, to small and medium businesses, organizations are moving deeper into the digital era where technology is making an impact on the way they are changing their processes and systems for growth and expansion.
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Digital Shadows Global Report Reveals New Media and IoT Increase Threats to Media Organizations

Digital Shadows Global Report Reveals New Media and IoT Increase Threats to Media Organizations
It reveals that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising, extortion, propaganda, account take over and data leakage being the most common attacks targeted towards media and broadcast organizations
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