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Cyber Security


Banking on the Private Cloud: The Pros and Cons
Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:21

Banking on the Private Cloud: The Pros and Cons

Written by Raef Meeuwisse

Guest blog by Raef Meeuwisse, passionate about cyber, AI, keynote speaker, CISO consultancy and author of numerous cybersecurity publications, including the highly successful title ‘Cybersecurity for Beginners’.

Did you ever imagine there would be a time when a CEO could lose their job or bonus due simply to a technical issue? In the past week, the CEO of TSB, a major UK bank has come under intense personal pressure to relinquish his bonus and potentially step down from his role.
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Two Thirds of Middle East Bank CEOs at Risk of Losing Jobs According to Metin Mitchell Research
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:30

Two Thirds of Middle East Bank CEOs at Risk of Losing Jobs According to Metin Mitchell Research

Written by Metin Mitchell

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.

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Is there really a cybersecurity skills shortage?
Monday, 29 January 2018 12:59

Is there really a cybersecurity skills shortage?

Written by Raef Meeuwisse

Guest blog by Raef Meeuwisse, passionate about cyber, AI, keynote speaker, CISO consultancy and author of numerous cybersecurity publications, including the highly successful title ‘Cybersecurity for Beginners’.

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.

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Cyber security – where is the skills gap in organisations?
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 13:02

Cyber security – where is the skills gap in organisations?

Written by Metin Mitchell

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 and the skills we need, it got me thinking about how cyber security careers are developed and a gap that I don’t believe is being addressed.

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How to mitigate the risks of cyber security through contingency planning
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:11

How to mitigate the risks of cyber security through contingency planning

Written by Angelos Christidis

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 out the issues that boardrooms face. As we start the New Year, I want to help executives understand how they can mitigate against threats that put their company assets at risk.

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Top 10 emerging cyber security risks facing businesses
Monday, 11 December 2017 14:14

Top 10 emerging cyber security risks facing businesses

Written by Rumi Contractor

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.

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Cyber security – getting it right in the boardroom
Monday, 04 December 2017 11:50

Cyber security – getting it right in the boardroom

Written by Rumi Contractor

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.

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