Studies and reports

A negative vibe swept across financial markets this morning after the US-North Korea summit ended abruptly and with no agreement reached.

With US President Donald Trump stating that the US is unwilling to lift sanctions and North Korea “unprepared” to meet his demands, the chances of a breakthrough deal happening any time soon are unlikely. However, Trump and Kim walking away from the negotiating table doesn’t mean bilateral relations between the two have taken a turn for the worse. With the summit ending amicably, this could open the doors for further talks in the future.

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2018 Security Roundup Report, which depicts a threat landscape that has evolved heavily through both approach and tactics. One shift in attacks that businesses should be aware of is the rapid growth of cryptocurrency mining, which increased 237 percent in the same time. Overall, attacks that capitalize on the human desire to respond to urgent requests from authority are on the rise, such as Business Email Compromise (BEC) and phishing, with phishing URL detections having increased an incredible 269 percent compared to 2017.

Technology is playing a key role in transforming the learning process in the Gulf region as educational institutions are investing heavily to shift from lecture-style classrooms to active-learning environments, say experts.

Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, today announced results of a new survey revealing that most IT decision makers are not prioritizing Privileged Access Management (PAM) practices and solutions, despite knowing privileged credential abuse is involved in almost three out of every four breaches.

Service Hero, the Kuwait based and the region’s only consumer powered customer satisfaction index, announced the list of top performing companies across the UAE, based on its end of year 2018 customer service index. It also announced a 1.6% increase in overall customers satisfaction, since the same time in 2017. The results were based on a total of 36,839 records collected out of which 29,057 met the strict validation criteria to ensure sample integrity and rigor.