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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 14:37

The Digital Trends of Summer 2017

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By Alexander Rauser, CEO of Prototype

 

Many associate the term ‘summer’ with vacations, beaches, time off work and in many parts of the world, a slower pace of business. But to those in the digital industry, the term merely describes a season, since the industry is always active and changing. New apps, new websites, even new methods to bring offline industries onto online platforms are constantly being developed and introduced as part of the digital trend.

By Richard Carter, Head of Fixed Interest Research, Quilter Cheviot

 

Theresa May’s decision to call an early election has surprisingly backfired, leaving the country with a hung parliament rather than an increased majority for the Conservative Party. This raises all sorts of questions, not least over the future of Mrs May herself. It also raises significant doubts about the Brexit negotiations, which are due to start imminently.  

By Tarek Bayaa, Chief Commercial Officer at Bayzat

 

Insurance renewals can feel like a lot to take in. A month before your policy expires you’ll be bamboozled by paperwork and packages from your usually silent insurer letting you know what’s instore should you continue working with them. Most people, regardless of their satisfaction levels, tend to recommit to their old insurer without considering their needs, how their current plan has benefited them, and whether it’s sensible to check if the grass is greener on the other side.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 05:51

Exploiting Data Breaches

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By Michael Marriott, Digital Shadows security expert

 

High profile data breaches are regularly in the news and, seemingly, businesses and are losing the battle to protect their intellectual property (IP), corporate, and customer data from the threats posed by professional cybercriminals.

Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:24

WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg

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By Rick Holland, Vice President, Strategy, Digital Shadows

 

The attack on 200,000 plus computers across more than 120 countries around the world by the WannaCry ransomware certainly got the attention of governments, media, consumers and law enforcement. But the actual impact could have been so much worse.

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team

 

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information security community. Who was responsible for the WannaCry campaign? And what was the objective? Ransomware suggested it was the work of cybercriminals, although, given the sheer scale of infections and disruption, some commentators suspected the hand of a nation state. Despite relentless analysis from the security research community that has brought fragments of new information to the fore, no consensus has yet been reached on an attribution for the campaign.

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team

 

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information security community. Who was responsible for the WannaCry campaign? And what was the objective? Ransomware suggested it was the work of cybercriminals, although, given the sheer scale of infections and disruption, some commentators suspected the hand of a nation state. Despite relentless analysis from the security research community that has brought fragments of new information to the fore, no consensus has yet been reached on an attribution for the campaign.

By Maurice Hamilton, Global CEO of The SMC Group

 

Marketing doesn’t just include discovering innovative ideas and ways to deliver a brand to the right audience. It also includes smart budgeting and effective utilization of resources to achieve optimal results. You might know where to spend but the real question is ‘how do you spend?’

By Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management at Mimecast

 

The global reach and considerable impact of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry/Wcry) ransomware is a wake-up call for organizations and governments around the world. This on-going cyber threat will continue to adapt to take advantage of weaknesses in IT systems and procedures. New variants of this malware may cause even more damage if you do not act immediately.

By: Sanjit Gill, General Manager, ICLP Middle East

 

Think about your last birthday. With Facebook making it so easy to send a happy birthday wish, no doubt you were inundated with friend-love.  Friends that you haven’t spoken to for 12 months come out of the woodwork for the simple (and sometimes token) act of sending you a birthday message. Your Facebook Wall becomes a sea of sameness, punctured only occasionally with personalised messages like a ‘throwback’ snap – a touch of personalisation that cuts through the clutter.

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