Security

Kids’ appetite for online retail sites grows threefold
Kaspersky advises adults in the family to stay up-to-date with changes in children’s online behaviour
FireEye acquires security instrumentation vendor Verodin
The transaction is valued at approximately $250 million in cash and stock, net of acquired net cash and excluding assumed unvested options
Spire Solutions and Lookout partner to bolster mobile security
Lookout signs Middle East distribution agreement with Spire Solutions to tackle mobile threats
Sophos boosts Intercept X for Server with EDR capabilities
Endpoint detection and response enabling IT managers have visibility across a wider estate
Fortinet expands security-as-a-service cloud offerings
Fortinet now offers appliance, virtual machine, native cloud and SaaS delivery of its Security Fabric
Consumer concerns over privacy in connected devices rise
73% of consumers think people using connected devices should worry about eavesdropping, and 63% think connected devices are “creepy” in the way they collect data about people and their behaviours
CSPs struggle to fend off DDoS attacks: A10 Networks
Lack of timely and actionable intelligence is seen as a major obstacle to DDoS protection, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute
Entrust Datacard acquires NCipher Security
By joining Entrust Datacard, nCipher will be able to expand its compliance capabilities and grow its cloud capabilities
GDPR: What we’ve learnt so far
Alexa King (EVP, General Counsel & Secretary) and Richard Weaver (Data Protection Officer) from FireEye speak about the benefits of GDPR for EU consumers as companies have stepped up their efforts to educate the public on their data practices
Help AG adds AI-powered cyber security with Vectra partnership
The alliance brings Vectra’s Cognito AI-powered NDR platform to Middle East enterprises
Dark data creates major security blind spots
Veritas research reveals over half of all data within UAE organisations remain unclassified