Experts from the Middle East and Asia say "smart cities" must be built over a secure ecosystem from the design stage, inclusive of people, policies, procedures and structure. Are CISOs ready for the challenge?
The banking sector in the Middle East region faces growing challenges from phishing attacks and APTs. Banque Saudi Fransi's Osman asks: Have CISOs learned their lessons and made adjustments after past attacks?
Much of today's crime is "cyber-enabled," warns cybercrime expert Raj Samani, and successfully blocking such attacks increasingly demands not just better technology and public-private collaboration, but also an understanding of psychology.
The chief privacy officer's role has changed considerably, particularly in response to today's cyberthreats. As a result, CPOs at banking institutions need to be collaborators, designers, gatekeepers, teachers and more.
Mumbai-based Meru Cabs, which offers online and mobile-app cab bookings, has been inadvertently exposing customer data to the Internet. How did the exposure occur, and what is Meru doing to address the flaw?
Britain's Tory party has secured a majority in Parliament, which means the country will soon see a new legislative agenda. Here are some of the information security, privacy and surveillance initiatives to expect in the coming months.
A federal appellate court decision that the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program is illegal could have sweeping ramifications beyond derailing the initiative to amass the metadata of Americans' telephone calls.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the National Security Agency's collection of metadata of Americans' telephone calls is not authorized by the Patriot Act. What impact with the decision have on the Congressional debate about NSA practices?
Lenovo issues an emergency patch to fix flaws in the System Update software that it preinstalls on business-focused Windows PCs after security researchers discover vulnerabilities that could be used to remotely compromise machines.
The Abu Dhabi government is investing in the healthcare industry and encouraging cloud and virtualization technologies for better productivity. George Yacoub of SEHA sees immense security challenges ahead.
With the upcoming release of Windows 10, Microsoft plans to inaugurate 24/7, cloud-based patching, among other new security features. Businesses can tap the anytime patches or define their own patch-release schedules.
The demand for improved governance and risk management is huge in Dubai and neighbouring regions, as global players embark on ambitious projects. Smartworld's Ahmad Qurram Baig discusses the CISO's responsibilities.