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Microsoft has terminated employees and ended some of its partnerships in the Middle East and Africa as part of its investigations, following allegations of kickbacks and bribery in its operations in those regions.

Published in Technology Regulation

Steps to mitigate attacks against industrial control systems, outlined by three US Government entities — the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the FBI and the Department of Energy — have come in for some sharp criticism from Robert M. Lee, the chief executive of Dragos, a company that specialises in security for such systems.

Published in Security

Cybersecurity company Virsec has appointed technology industry veteran Brian Marlier as its Chief Revenue Officer to drive its next stage of growth.

Published in People Moves

Digital infrastructure company Equinix has been selected by Sub.Co for the landing of the Oman Australia Cable into its International Business Exchange data centres in Perth, Australia, and Muscat, Oman.

Published in Data Centres

Mapping software specialist GapMaps expands to Southeast Asia and the Middle East, now spanning 21 countries.

Published in Development

Threat actors have used exploits for Microsoft Exchange Server to deceive users into opening emails with malicious content, the security firm Trend Micro says.

Published in Security

The world's biggest hotel booking site Booking.com was breached by an American acting on behalf of US intelligence in 2016, who stole details of thousands of reservations in the Middle East, but the site kept it quiet, a new book authored by three Dutch journalists claims.

Published in Security

Startup digital car dealership Cars24 has launched ia claimed world-first tech enabled car couch which it says will transform digital car buying in Australia.

Published in Market

Global application development company OutSystems and Deloitte Consulting have expanded their 13-year alliance to include a Center of Excellence (COE) focused on providing cloud-based industry solutions utilising Amazon Web Services (AWS) on a global scale.

Published in Strategy

Cybersecurity company Proofpoint has identified a malware called LastConn which has targeted government institutions in the Middle East and global government organisations associated with geopolitics in the region.

Published in Security

"The future of money is digital currency" – Bill Gates

"I can say with almost certainty that cryptocurrencies will come to a bad end" – Warren Buffett

GUEST OPINION by Helen Langton, CEO, Asia Pacific and Middle East, International Compliance Association:  When such esteemed (and profitable) investors have such contrasting views about cryptocurrency, it is hard for the rest of us to say for certain if its influence is positive or malign. However, one thing is certain: it is here to stay. Cryptocurrency is no longer the plaything of criminals or confined to dark corners of the Web..

Published in Guest Opinion

Security provider Palo Alto Networks is establishing a new cybersecurity consulting group it says will help enterprises respond to emerging threats as they navigate an increase in costly, crippling cyberattacks. 

Published in Security

IT consulting firm JDS Australia has appointed former IBM and Micro Focus executive, John Banks as National Sales Director.

Published in People Moves

Slovakian security firm ESET says it has detected at least three additional threat groups using a zero-day in Microsoft Exchange Server in attacks, even as the US Government issued an emergency directive telling all US federal bodies to patch Exchange and report on exploitation by noon on Friday.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 10:06

EMEA smartphone market returned to growth in 3Q: IDC

The smartphone market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa cast off its coronavirus blues in the third quarter, registering growth of 2.1% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that the total volume of shipments was 93.1 million units.

Published in Mobility

Mobile subscriptions will recover by 3.4% in 2021 from a drop of a little more than 2% in 2020, the Economist Intelligence Unit has predicted in a new report, adding that the strongest growth would be seen in Asia and the Middle East.

The Meinhardt Group, an engineering consultancy with 51 offices worldwide and 5000 employees, appears to have been attacked by a group using the REvil ransomware last month.

Published in Security
Thursday, 24 September 2020 00:09

Network monitoring market to hit US$5 billion by 2026

The global network monitoring market is set to grow from its current market value of more than US$2 billion to over US$5 billion by 2026, gaining significant traction over the period to 2026, according to a recent study from one global market research firm.

Published in Networking

The prevailing economic uncertainty will force smartphone prices globally down, with nearly three-quarters of the devices to be sold at prices below US$400 (A$546.9), the technology analyst firm IDC has forecast.

Published in Mobility
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