COVID-19

A futuristic business strategy always integrates the inclusion of rapidly changing technology to cope with ungovernable circumstances and to ensure business continuity. The COVID-19 pandemic has...
Aug 16, 2021
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It was in 2011 that the term, Industry 4.0, was first used in Germany. A year after, Germany—a global leader in manufacturing—created a working group, which presented a set of recommendations to the...
Aug 03, 2021
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Data breaches now cost surveyed companies USD 4.24 million per incident on average, according to IBM’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report. This is the highest cost in the 17-year history of the...
Jul 28, 2021
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India IT spending is expected to total USD 92.7 billion in 2021, growing 8% from 2020, according to Gartner. Worldwide IT spending is projected to total USD 4.2 trillion in 2021, an increase of 8.6%...
Jul 15, 2021
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Increased security challenges during the pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity to build their cybersecurity expertise, according to Sophos’ survey. The vast majority of IT teams that faced a...
Jun 22, 2021
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Almost half (45%) of business leaders claim that their company has experienced more network security incidents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Telia Carrier’s research, entitled “...
Jun 14, 2021
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Consumers in India are increasingly concerned about digital payments fraud and are exercising greater caution when using digital payments compared to a year ago, according to a new study conducted by...
Jun 08, 2021
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The kind of trauma we have gone through in the wake of second wave of COVID will forever remain in our memory. Waking up every morning to find friends, relatives, and acquaintances succumbing to...
Jun 01, 2021
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In some instances, IT organizations have placed unwarranted trust in their employees, household members and third-party vendors, according to Apricorn’s 2021 Global IT Security Survey. More than 400...
May 31, 2021
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The explosive resurgence of Coronavirus cases across India has put a severe strain on our healthcare management system. The second wave of the pandemic has flagged our frail emergency response...
May 31, 2021
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75% of APAC organizations believe Zero Trust frameworks are very important following COVID-19, according to a study by Ivanti and Frost & Sullivan, entitled “Embracing Secure Access in a World of...
May 27, 2021
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Changing work styles and behaviors are creating new vulnerabilities for companies, individuals, and their data. According to findings from HP Wolf Security Blurred Lines & Blindspots Report, 70%...
May 18, 2021
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The COVID-19 shutdowns have challenged the financial services industry’s core infrastructure. More than one year into the pandemic, banks, insurers, and other financial institutions report costly...
May 13, 2021
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Despite still seeing a few phishing email attacks related to COVID-19, users are becoming more savvy and alert to these types of scams, according to KnowBe4’s Q1, 2021 Top-Clicked Phishing report....
May 04, 2021
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In Q1, Microsoft was again the brand most frequently targeted by cybercriminals, as it was in Q4, 2020, according to Check Point Research’s Brand Phishing Report for Q1 2021. The report highlights...
Apr 26, 2021
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The pandemic accelerated both the threat of fraud and the response to it, with corporate and banking alignment on defensive automation, according to Bottomline & Strategic Treasurer’s 2021...
Feb 19, 2021
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A significant number of companies have updated their security strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pro-Vigil’s survey. These updates coincide with 20% of survey respondents...
Feb 08, 2021
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In response to the lockdown and social distancing measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, healthcare providers have increasingly adopted the use of remote technologies. According to...
Feb 02, 2021
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There is enhanced importance of privacy protections during the pandemic and increasing benefits for businesses that adopt strong privacy measures, according to Cisco’s 2021 Data Privacy Benchmark...
Feb 01, 2021
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Work-related email subjects such as corporate policy changes are becoming more popular with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to keep more people working from home, according to KnowBe4 study....
Jan 27, 2021
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More than two-thirds (70%) of respondents revealed that COVID-19 has caused IT to be viewed more strategically within their healthcare organizations and the pandemic has accelerated digital...
Dec 16, 2020
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Enterprise spending on cloud services got a big boost in the third quarter, as COVID-19 drove changes in enterprise behavior and sped up the transition from on-premise operations to cloud-based...
Dec 07, 2020
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In 2020, there has been continued proliferation of ransomware and heightened concerns around nation-state actors, according to CrowdStrike’s 2020 Global Security Attitude Survey. The survey reveals...
Nov 18, 2020
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There is a year-over-year reduction in the cybersecurity workforce gap, due in part to increased talent entry into the field and uncertain demand due to the economic impact of COVID-19, according to...
Nov 12, 2020
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65% of large Financial Services (FS) firms have suffered a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, according to HelpSystems’ study, titled Cybersecurity Challenges in Financial Services. The research...
Nov 09, 2020
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COVID has forced us to adjust fundamental aspects of our lives with little warning and against a background of anxiety and uncertainty. However, while they test us, such dislocative events can also...
Nov 09, 2020
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Q2, 2020 saw an average of 419 new threats per minute as overall new malware samples grew by 11.5%, according to McAfee’s Threats Report: November 2020. The report examines cybercriminal activity...
Nov 05, 2020
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Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaign volume increased 15% quarter-over-quarter, driven by an explosion in invoice and payment fraud, according to Abnormal Security’s Quarterly BEC Report for Q3,...
Nov 04, 2020
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We have done a cover story on a company’s technology journey after a long time. Though the cover text has explicit reference to the extraordinary situation created by the pandemic, the story is...
Nov 04, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted the adoption of Zero Trust technology globally, according to Pulse Secure’s survey, titled The Enterprise Zero Trust Networking Strategies: Secure Remote Access...
Nov 02, 2020
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Cloud SaaS applications are becoming more essential for enabling remote workers, however, security concerns remain, according to AppOmni’s survey. More than 200 IT security professionals were...
Oct 21, 2020
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Power utilities have become more prone to cyberattacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic as attackers have strived to benefit from the rush to remote systems and undermanned facilities. Utilities need to...
Oct 12, 2020
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Spending on UC collaboration tools grew 7% from the second quarter of 2019, reaching over USD 12 billion, according to new Q2 data from Synergy Research Group. Most notably spending on hosted &...
Sep 28, 2020
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While the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives and operations of many people and organizations, the pandemic failed to interrupt the onslaught of spam and phishing emails targeting people’s...
Sep 22, 2020
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The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic continues to persist, as a result of which enterprises are now focussing on remote accessibility and connectivity features for business continuity. Driven by these...
Sep 14, 2020
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Hackers looking for opportunities to ingress into organizations have found COVID-19 an ideal hook to exploit by tapping into the human emotions of fear, anxiety and uncertainty. Phishing attacks...
Sep 10, 2020
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Nearly two-thirds (64%) of surveyed IT pros were instilled with a new sense of confidence, despite contending with challenges such as reduced budgets, greater decision-making responsibilities, and...
Sep 09, 2020
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The frequency of phishing threats has risen considerably throughout the last few months, with companies experiencing an average of 1,185 attacks every month, according to GreatHorn’s 2020 Phishing...
Sep 02, 2020
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More than nine in 10 businesses have used video conferences since the introduction of coronavirus restrictions, according to a Lister Communications survey. Zoom was the overwhelming favourite for...
Aug 27, 2020
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Businesses will experience profound changes as employees transition to hybrid work environments following COVID-19, in turn changing the way IT teams procure and consume networking solutions. In...
Aug 24, 2020
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More than 90% of business leaders say cloud is a priority in the COVID-19 shutdown. They are relying more on cloud technologies but are seeing more cybersecurity attacks. Half a year into the...
Aug 21, 2020
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Since organizations moved to a work from home (WFH) model, the potential for cyberattacks and breaches has increased, according to Malwarebytes’ study, titled Enduring from Home: COVID-19’s Impact on...
Aug 21, 2020
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More than 70% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed in the first half (1H) of 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS...
Aug 20, 2020
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IT budgets are spread across many groups within organizations, making it increasingly difficult for IT decision-makers to maintain visibility into where and how their IT budgets are being spent,...
Aug 20, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated just how vulnerable our business and financial services landscape is, with the world now preparing for its first recession triggered solely by a pandemic...
Aug 11, 2020
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Nearly 72% of IT firms operating worldwide have been working flawlessly despite various challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to EmpMonitor’s survey on industries. Most of the managers give...
Aug 03, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for hackers and online scammers, and cybersecurity professionals saw a 63% increase in cyber-attacks related to the pandemic,...
Jul 31, 2020
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With nearly 80% of respondents in a recent survey, conducted by StorONE, indicating that they have had cuts to their IT budgets, the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have resulted in a...
Jul 29, 2020
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In the first quarter of 2020, DDoS attacks rose more than 278% compared to Q1, 2019, and more than 542% compared to the last quarter, according to Nexusguard's Q1, 2020 Threat Report. DDoS attacks...
Jul 28, 2020
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The Indian hospitality sector had a record year in 2019, with occupancy rates at a 40-year high. Occupancy rates have plummeted and are now at 10-15% as the sector continues to feel the impact of the...
Jul 27, 2020
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