The number of malware attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa in Q1 2019 has increased by 108% from Q1 2018, according to Kaspersky Lab.
The cybersecurity skills gap is a serious problem, particularly in the UAE. Training is crucial to addressing it, and according to the UAE’s CISOs, PGI is the most effective provider.
Only 12% of companies believe their IT training strategy is very effective, and 11% believe that the training they need is available to them.
Cybersecurity training and awareness provider Ataata has been acquired by Mimecast in a deal of undisclosed size.
Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are banding together to design and build a series of cyber ranges.
To keep their cyberteams fit and ready to defend against a cyberattack at any time, large banks have begun using “cyber ranges” — virtual environments where real cyberattacks are launched on replicas of their actual IT systems.