Global Government IT Spending to Decline by 0.6% in 2020

According to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $438 billion in 2020, a decrease of 0.6% from 2019.Global government IT spending will represent 16% of total enterprise IT spending across all industries, which is forecast to total $2.7 trillion in 2020, a decrease of 8% year over …

The price of compromised account logins as traded on the dark web

Can you put a price tag on the security of your online accounts? Hackers certainly can and a new report shows the average price they’re willing to pay for compromised account logins traded on the dark web. Researchers at Privacy Affairs analyzed hundreds of recent listings on the dark web, where hackers routinely exchange stolen …

How to reset Africa’s e-health systems after Covid-19

As COVID-19 rages on, it gives Africa multiple reasons to turn to mobile innovations in order to leapfrog the continent’s e-health services. Externally, the overwhelming of healthcare systems in G7 countries suggests a catastrophe is simmering in Africa, while the resurgence of the pandemic across the world suggests that we are in for a long …

Trends: Cyber-attacks Spiked by 34% globally in June compared to March and April

At the start of 2020, very few people would have predicted the events that unfolded. The COVID-19 global pandemic caused unprecedented changes to all of our lives, and has reshaped our entire working culture. From the accelerated pace of digital transformation and move to the cloud, to the increased use of collaboration tools, cybercriminals looked …

AWS Announces General Availability of AWS IoT SiteWise

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), has announced the general availability of AWS IoT SiteWise, a managed service that collects data from the plant floor, structures and labels the data, and generates real-time key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to help industrial customers make better, data-driven decisions. Customers can use SiteWise …

Zoom to Offer End-to-End Encryption for All Its Users

Zoom’s has announced that it plans to offer end-to-end encryption to all its users, and not just those with paid subscriptions. Zoom had initially stated it would develop end-to-end encryption as a premium feature. A statement from zoom says Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, we have engaged …

6,000 coronavirus-related web domains registered in a week, many are malware loaded

More than 6,000 Covid-19 and coronavirus-related web domains have been registered in the past week, security researchers say, with large numbers of them malign. According to a report released by software company Check Point, in the past three weeks alone, more than 2,200 of these new sites were found to be suspicious and 93 were …

Google partnered with mobile security firms to clear Play Store of malware and malicious apps

In an effort to better protect the Play Store from malware and malicious apps, Google has announced that it has partnered with the cybersecurity firms ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to launch a new project called the App Defense Alliance. According to Google, the goal of the new project is to unify malware and threat detection …