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Economies that prioritize payment digitization best placed for GDP growth and citizen well-being, reveals Mastercard report
Business & Money | Wednesday 20 May, 2020 3:08 am
Countries that prioritize digitized payment economies are better placed to mitigate the associated adverse impact of unemployment, financial exclusion, fraud, theft, cost of cash, and corruption. This was the key takeaway of a new Mastercard white paper titled ‘Cashing Out: Economic Growth...
Nearly a third of employees spend more time working than they did before, new Kaspersky study reveals
Business & Money | Monday 18 May, 2020 5:47 pm
 As social distancing measures become common and workers adjust to their new professional environments, even from their own living rooms, there is potential for private and working life to blur into one. Kaspersky’s new How COVID-19 changed the way people work report reveals how quarantine...
Homeworkers wait for protection: 73% of employees have not received remote working cybersecurity guidance
Technology & IT | Wednesday 13 May, 2020 2:19 pm
According to a recent Kaspersky report, How COVID-19 changed the way people work, three-in-four (73%) employees working from home have not yet received any specific cybersecurity awareness guidance or training designed to keep themselves secure from risks. While it can be more difficult to...
5G security assurance is key to Saudi’s economic acceleration
Technology & IT | Wednesday 13 May, 2020 2:05 pm
As Saudi Arabia continues to advance its 5G infrastructure, Huawei’s Chief Security Officer in the US recently joined the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP) in a webinar discussion about how 5G and cybersecurity assurance can help harness the value of digital...
DDoS during the coronavirus pandemic: number of attacks on educational and administrational web resources tripled in Q1 2020
Technology & IT | Sunday 10 May, 2020 3:30 pm
The Kaspersky Q1 2020 DDoS attacks report has revealed the overall number of attacks grew during the first three months of the year, with a significant spike in attacks on municipal and educational sites. This can be due to the fact that DDoS actors are taking advantage of the current...
TV Series - Twitter data Second week of Ramadan (2nd - 8th May)
Culture & Education | Sunday 10 May, 2020 2:23 pm
Peak in conversation Here is the peak in Arabic conversations around TV series: Saudi Arabia: People Tweeted most on TuesdaysPeople Tweeted most at 10pm local timeUAE: People Tweeted most on TuesdaysPeople Tweeted most at 11pm local timeEgypt: People Tweeted most on...
KPMG: Banks need to accelerate digital transformation plans amid Covid-19 disruptions
Business & Money | Sunday 26 April, 2020 2:10 pm
Banks in Saudi Arabia have to revisit their digital transformation plans and strive to launch new channels that will sustain delivery of products and services amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the findings of a new report released KPMG Al Fozan & Partners (KPMG in Saudi Arabia), the...
Bayt.com to Host the Largest Regional Virtual Business Event on Surviving COVID-19
Business & Money | Wednesday 22 April, 2020 11:50 am
Bayt.com, the Middle East's #1 job site and global provider of AI-powered recruitment technology, is hosting a Virtual Business Expo between 26/04/2020 and 07/05/2020, in order to help all businesses navigate this time of major disruptions.  The Bayt.com Virtual Business Expo is ...
Kaspersky shares 10 tips for Zoom security and privacy
Technology & IT | Monday 20 April, 2020 2:13 pm
With social distancing and quarantine measures implemented around the globe, people quickly started searching for effective means of communicating with each other. With its reported ease of use and attractive pricing, Zoom quickly rose in popularity. With so much use, Zoom’s flaws came rapidly to ...
KPMG urges companies to improve cashflows during COVID-19 era
Business & Money | Sunday 19 April, 2020 9:50 pm
Short-term cashflow challenges threaten survival of some businesses   Operating cashflow challenges in the short term are creating major challenges for many  businesses, as the COVID-19 pandemic creates unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty on a local and global...
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