Cyberattack Threat To Middle East Oil

Media and software services giant Bloomberg believes that “cyberattacks pose a significant threat to oil and gas companies” supply chains, and in turn, could impact oil-based economies such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia.


Bloomberg recently hosted the "The Future of Cybersecurity: Risk, Readiness and Energy Resilience" event in Dubai. A study by its sponsor Siemens and the Ponemon Institute estimated that financial losses due to cyberattacks on the oil and gas industry were as much as $1 billion in 2017 and Bloomberg Intelligence notes a World Economic Forum survey which found that cyberattacks tops concerns for UAE businesses in 2018.

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BA, Marriott Face Massive Fines For Data Loss


If proof was needed that poor data protection is bad for the corporate wallet, two examples have demonstrated that substantial fines face those organisations that have lax data security.

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Cumbria First Police Force To Utilise NMC Tools


Cumbria Constabulary has become the first police force to use the National Management Centre (NMC) for cybersecurity set up under the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

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Phishing Attacks Bypassing 2-Factor Authentication


Penetration testers and attackers have a new tool in their arsenal that can be used to automate phishing attacks in a way that defeats two-factor authentication (2FA) and is not easy to detect and block, reports CSO Magazine.

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Third of Breaches Caused By Unpatched Vulnerabilities


IT security professionals have admitted that a third of cybersecurity breaches are the result of vulnerabilities that they should have patched.

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