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Five digital business trends for 2019

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By Scott Gibson, Group Executive of Digital Business Solutions, Dimension Data Too many aspiring digital businesses aren’t set up correctly for digital transformation. They’re organised in silos around traditional functions instead of having a flexible network of teams that work on transforming key business processes. The focus of many digital transformation efforts to date, has been on the adoption of new technologies. But without first doing some organisational redesign, this has been like forcing a square peg into a round […]

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin

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Tomas Foltyn, security writer at ESET explains how cyber criminals are exploiting the security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to hijack the control of vulnerable websites Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Importantly, the developer behind the plugin, which is called WP GDPR Compliance, has issued a patch […]

Citrix predicts 5 steps to stay secure in 2019

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Sevi Tufekci, Director, Sales Engineering Emerging Markets, EMEA at Citrix predicts 5 steps to stay secure in 2019 #1 – Manage compartmentalisation for continuous compliance “Compliance is a hard road, and organisations are right to be proud of their achievements. In 2019, we will see more businesses parade their compliance for marketing purposes. Compliance will then be a business priority that goes beyond governance. To maintain compliance, some organisations will be tempted to enforce stringent internal restrictions on corporate information, for […]

Secure campus should not hinder student experience

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Morten Illum, VP EMEA at HPE Aruba explains that a secure campus does not have to come at the expense of student experience For all the benefits of mobile connectivity, cloud and IoT, these technologies give hackers many more opportunities to find gaps in cyber defences and make their way inside our networks. For educational institutions that have a vast campus and user base,

Handling alert triaging

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Vignesh Kannan, Sr. Solution Architect at Paladion discusses the importance of prioritising security alerts as the numbers keep on going up everyday. Out on the virtual battlefield of cyber-attackers and cyber security teams, security alerts can be numerous. Some of them may be without real consequence, but others could be fatal if left unattended. They all need to be assessed, to understand if they should be addressed as a priority, put in a queue for handling later, or simply left as […]

Emotet spam campaign picks up steam on Black Friday

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Ondrej Kubovič, ESET Security Awareness Specialist highlights that Emotet has started another massive spam campaign just as Black Friday begins to pick up steam ESET has detected another large Emotet campaign, probably connected with the increased online shopping and email correspondence around Black Friday. Compared to the previous attacks, the operators have slightly modified their modus operandi.

Stay alert, Stay safe, While shopping

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Written by Brian Pinnock, cyber security expert at Mimecast MEA One of the most common pieces of advice we get about avoiding phishing scams is that, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Except this doesn’t really apply on Black Friday – or in the case of the UAE, White Friday. For one day a year (23rd November this year), retailers take advantage of consumers’ appetite to spend by offering “loss leader” deals, which they advertise […]

Gearing Up for Growth

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It’s an exciting time, with manufacturers gearing up for growth, investing in equipment, new manufacturing modalities such as 3D printing, and software to support digital transformation and new collaborative, connected factory floor competencies. Expect cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics to be key areas of technology investment for manufacturers across the region. While these have been topics of conversation and exploration for a while, manufacturers are now moving past the design and concept stage to full-on production execution […]

Why Use Managed Print Services?

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Carro Ford, Content Marketing Strategist at Xerox discusses the engagement, experience and importance of Managed Print Services From enterprise to small business, use of managed print services has caught on, but not everyone has had the same experience. If you’ve only had an average managed print services experience, you might wonder what a good MPS engagement should look like. What Does a Good MPS Offering Look Like? If you’ve yet to engage with a managed print services (MPS) provider, you may be wondering […]