Cyber security

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:56

When and Why Clouds Go Wrong

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Have you ever stopped to consider just how many of the technologies in our lives (and in our businesses) depend on public cloud computing? Would your enterprise operations be affected if there were a cloud outage? How about your home life? A recent study estimated that a substantial, prolonged outage…
This year I am delighted that we have launched our cybersecurity practice to help our clients address one of their most critical issues, that of assessing and sourcing cybersecurity talent. Much has been written about the growing shortage of cybersecurity skills and here I share just what the scale of…
Monday, 05 March 2018 09:34

2018 Trends in Hacking and Cybersecurity

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According to a survey last year (the Fortinet Global Threat Report 2017), over 90% of organizations had experienced at least one attack that used a vulnerability that was over 3 years old. In that same report, it mentions that almost no attacks at all rely on zero day* threats. *…
News release 14 February 2018 Two thirds of bank chief executives (71%) in the Middle East could be at risk of losing their jobs because they are not managing cybersecurity risks effectively. Research shows that only 29% of Middle East banks with assets of more than $10bn have a chief…
It used to be said that the only certainties in life were death and taxes. To this grim list a third is now added: you will be victim to a cyberattack. No company, no organization, no individual is immune. The quickest way for a CEO to lose his or her…
In this blog, I want to provide some valuable insights into the reasons that some firms struggle to obtain the cybersecurity skills they need, where others seem to have no challenge drawing in the right expertise. As far as cybersecurity goes, there are 3 distinct types of enterprises out there…
I was delighted to see a recent survey that young adults in the UAE are more likely to consider a career in cyber security than their peers elsewhere in the world.  While it is heartening that the world – and especially the UAE – is waking up to the issues…
Cyber security has become one of the hottest topics for leadership teams – both in terms of the risks from breaches and the skills needed to manage and address cyber security, which few leaders have.  Rumi Contractor, in his blog Cyber Security – getting it right in the boardroom sets…
Rumi Contractor recently spoke to Metin Mitchell about cyber security in the boardroom  and as a follow up, has written this guest blog on the biggest cyber security risks facing businesses. I collected this list of cyber security risks, based on some of the reports and trends I read and…
Rumi Contractor is President & COO @ Quinnox Inc., a technology-driven services organization for businesses. Here Metin Mitchell interviews the former CIO and Group General Manager for HSBC  on the security risks facing corporates and how boards, in particular, should respond. Metin Mitchell (MM): What are the cyber security threats…

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