Data security

Data security

April 17, 2024. |

How to spot phishing emails and avoid scams

Scammers are getting more and more sophisticated. It’s now all too easy to get caught out and end up sharing personal details, customer data, sensitive information …or even losing money.  One of the most common scams is phishing.  What is phishing? A phishing email has the appearance of a normal email, particularly from a website […]

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April 08, 2024. |

It’s not just Apple’s M-series chips that are vulnerable to attack

A group of academic researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a commonly used processing chip, including Apple’s new M-series chips, which could leave users open to cyberattacks. The feature, called ‘data memory-dependent prefetcher’ could be exploited to steal secret encryption keys.  Their findings have made headlines, particularly those around Apple’s chips, but the problem is […]

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April 01, 2024. |

155,000 vulnerable cyber assets in the UAE – are some of them yours?

The UAE currently hosts 155,000 vulnerable cyber assets, a staggering 40 percent of which are over five years old, according to a new report. State of the UAE — Cybersecurity Report 2024, which was issued by the UAE Cyber Security Council and CPX Holding, emphasises the critical need for advanced cyber security measures in response […]

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March 25, 2024. |

How to respond to a ransomware attack

Realising you’ve fallen victim to an attack is (understandably) extremely stressful. But keep your head and follow our step-by-step guide to how to react in the right way. If, having read this, you’re still concerned about what to do and when, just get in touch – we are always happy to help. Phase 1: Assess […]

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March 18, 2024. |

UAE cyber threat warning issued

The UAE Cyber Security Council has urged all residents to update a series of Microsoft products, to avoid any breaches or leaks of information and/or personal data. This is in reaction to Microsoft releasing security updates to address 61 high-risk vulnerabilities, including two that are critical.  Failure to update could mean a cyber threat actor […]

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February 26, 2024. |

Why the hackers’ next target is you, and what to do about it

Cybersecurity doesn’t sit still. It’s always changing, learning, and evolving. You know that – we all know that – but awareness isn’t enough. Vigilance is key, sure, but having a handle on what might be about to happen next in cyber threat terms is nothing short of crucial.  And in that vein, as experts in […]

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February 23, 2024. |

Is AI-generated content harming your business? AI detectors could be the answer

By Farhad Khalilnia, CEO , Penta. Once upon a time, spam filters seemed like sorcery. Without us even knowing, they’d get rid of unsolicited emails from our inboxes, making life easier, and freeing up time.  Now, there’s a new chapter in the filter story. This time it’s not spam, but AI-generated content. AI content detectors […]

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February 20, 2024. |

Why the 2024 toothbrush tumult is a cautionary tale worth chewing over

While many in the normal world missed it, one news story raised eyebrows (and smiles) in early 2024:  That was the news of a massive-scale distributed denial-of-service attack, launched via 3 million hacked smart toothbrushes. Reports were soon debunked—but it underlines an important point about smart devices, and the Internet of Things, or IoT. What […]

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