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No slowdown in Cerber ransomware activity as 2016 draws to a close

The trend towards increasingly sophisticated malware behavior, highlighted by the use of exploits and other attack vectors, makes older platforms so much more susceptible to ransomware attacks. From June to November 2017, Windows 7 devices were 3.4 times more likely to encounter ransomware compared to Windows 10 devices. Read our latest report: A worthy upgrade:...

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Cloud Computing Trends Report : Maturity of IT Departments

As cloud computing matures, a growing number of organizations are interested in moving to cloud environments to help lower IT costs, increase efficiencies, and realize greater flexibility. However, organizations that consider cloud computing have also voiced a number of concerns. In multiple studies over the past several years, security and privacy are commonly cited as...

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The Threat Landscape in the Middle East – Part 1: Qatar

Recently we have published articles on the threat landscape in many different parts of the world including the European Union (part 1, 2, 3), Africa, Asia (part 1, 2, 3) and Oceania.  The analysis in these articles is based on data and insights from the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 12 (SIRv12) and previous volumes...

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