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Faster Internet access means more cyberattacks for Africa

The rapid development of Internet access throughout Africa has not been accompanied by an equivalent increase in awareness of security issues, opening up the possibility of a rise in cyberattacks. With many countries […]

project loon

Google’s Project Loon nears widespread balloon launch

Google says its Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.

connectivity

Etisalat to boost business broadband speeds

Following a 250 percent broadband speed upgrade for its business customers in September, Etisalat has announced that it will boost broadband up to another 50 percent and provide 200 free voice minutes for its customers subscribed to fixed business bundled propositions, at no extra cost.

Software Bug

Dropbox to pay security researchers for bugs

Dropbox said Wednesday it will pay rewards to independent researchers who find software flaws in its applications, joining a growing list companies who see merit in crowdsourcing parts of their security testing. The […]

OILFIELD

’65 percent’ of malware campaign aimed at ME

Two new malware campaigns have been spotted in the Middle East, according to reports released this week, one targeting energy companies and the other going after political targets in Lebanon.

Dynamic defence

After a long summer break, CNME kicked off its long-anticipated event season with the return of the fifth annual Enterprise Security 360 Roadshow. Reaching Riyadh, Dubai and Doha, the show covered a range of issues that are never far from the thoughts of Middle Eastern CIOs. CNME reports from the UAE leg of the show.

Value delivered

As couriers clad in red polo shirts become the norm in office buildings around the region, it is easy to see how much Aramex has expanded. The company’s secret to success – technology enabled services.

Open door policy

Illyas Kooliyankal, Chief Information Security Office, ADS Securities has always kept an open mind. Though he is tasked with protecting some of the most sensitive financial data, he realises that information security should be a business enabler, not a hindrance.

MWC crucial for Samsung, HTC

Samsung Electronics and HTC are going head to head on Sunday with almost simultaneous launches of new flagship smartphones. Both companies have a lot to prove, but for different reasons.

The early word on Apple Watch: It’s not a must-have, but you’ll want one

Apple is wading into uncertain territory with its smartwatch, which is an entirely new product category for the company and one that doesn’t seem immediately necessary for most people to buy. Though the […]

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