Category Archives: ICT

E-archiving is an enabler in prepping for VAT

January 2018 marks the moment for all VAT registered businesses across the GCC to start keeping records of their transaction documents: invoices, records, VAT returns, accounts and others. According to the Tax Procedures Law recently released by the President of the UAE, the retention period of VAT records for all UAE-based businesses will be 5 years. This new obligation will be particularly challenging to organisations with a big volume of documents, such as trading companies, because it implies extra administrative duties and additional costs of space rental. With this in mind, electronic archiving appears to be a true enabler and facilitator for GCC businesses, offering compliance with the legal changes and easy access to transaction documents for tax audits. read more

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How M&A Activity Can Open the Door to Cyber Threats

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows read more

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The 6th Regional Cybersecurity Summit

With cyber threats evolving and threatening to affect organizations day to day activities, the cost of implementing IT security solutions has significantly increased from “US$75.4 billion in 2015 and expected to reach US$101 billion in 2018 (Gartner) and US$170 billion by 2020 globally, while the Middle East Cybersecurity market is expected to reach around US$10 billion by 2019, double the US$5 billion it was worth in 2014”. read more

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Account Executive

Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, announced a new initiative for its authorized and silver partners from the Middle East & Africa (MEA). The Sophos Super star campaign is designed to motivate partners with additional rewards on achieving their target. It is also aimed at driving sales for the latest security solutions. read more

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Enterprise Strategy Group reports The Pressing Need for Digital Risk Management

Dubai, UAE, August 3, 2017 – Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today unveiled a new report called: ‘The Pressing Need for Digital Risk Management’ from top analysts at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) looking at the growing importance and rates of adoption of Digital Risk Management in business today. read more

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Zebra Study Reveals One-Half of Manufacturers Globally to Adopt Wearable Tech by 2022

Majority of surveyed manufacturers to embrace Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve quality and operational visibility read more

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Mimecast Report: Nearly a quarter of ‘unsafe’ emails getting through to user inboxes

Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017– Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation attacks, as well as spam – with nearly a quarter of “unsafe” email being delivered to users’ inboxes. Among the email security services assessed, the tests found that using Mimecast in conjunction with prominent cloud-based email service providers, including Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365, would substantially improve results by blocking thousands more email-borne attacks. The report indicates the need for organizations to enhance their cyber resilience strategies for email with a multi-layered approach that includes a third-party security service provider. read more

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Cisco Appoints David Meads Vice President for Middle East and Africa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 31 July, 2017: Cisco today announced the appointment of David Meads as Vice President for its Middle East and Africa operations. In the current era of digital disruption, Meads, in this newly created role, will oversee the execution of Cisco’s strategy in these two regions, ensuring the technology leader maintains its momentum at the forefront of digital transformation efforts. read more

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Mimecast Report: 45 Million Emails Passed by Incumbent Email Security Systems, Nearly 25% are “Unsafe”

Top Cloud Email Service Providers Leaving Holes in Security, Driving Need for Third-Party Email Security Services read more

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Veritas Study: Organizations Worldwide Mistakenly Believe They Are GDPR Compliant

Only two percent of “GDPR-ready” organizations are compliant read more

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