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UAE bolsters cyber security
This article is part of the CW Middle East issue of July-September 2022
In a region that is experiencing an unprecedented increase in cyber security threats, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is taking actions that are already paying off. The increase in threats is described in the State of the market report 2021 and the State of the market report 2022 – annual reports published by Help AG. These studies focus exclusively on digital security in the Middle East, highlighting the top threats and the sectors most impacted, and providing advice on where companies should invest their resources. The entire Middle East region has been experiencing an unprecedented rise in cyber security threats, partly because of the rise in the number of people working remotely. People are dispersed, yet more connected than ever. The most successful form of cyber attack has always been social engineering, in which a hacker exploits human error to gain access. With a distributed workforce, it is much easier for hackers to find, and take advantage of, careless behaviour. According to Help AG, the UAE experienced a 183% rise in...
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