Gulf Times - cyber-attacks
Govt taking steps to face cyber threats, says official

Govt taking steps to face cyber threats, says official

Qatar's government is working on establishing comprehensive networks to counter cyber attacks in view of major upcoming events such as the World Cup, HE the Director of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi said Sunday.

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc's efforts to tackle cyber attacks.

Canada says it was targeted by Russian cyber attacks

Canada says it was targeted by Russian cyber attacks

Canada said Thursday it too was targeted by Russian cyber attacks, citing breaches at its center for ethics in sports and at the Montreal-based World Anti-Doping Agency ...

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

Two thirds of Germany's manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe's largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany's IT sector ...

Gulf Times staff member to leave Qatar after 36 years of service

Gulf Times staff member to leave Qatar after 36 years of service

Joffrey Francisco Pinto is leaving Qatar after putting in 36 years of service with the Gulf Times newspaper.

Targeted by 25mn cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

Targeted by 25mn cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.

QCB’s security strategy keeps cyber-attacks at bay

QCB’s security strategy keeps cyber-attacks at bay

Qatar Central Bank has developed a cyber-security strategy for the financial sector in the country through encrypting the databases and updating the servers of the national payment gateway and associated security standards.

Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

Australia has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks and interference in elections, the government said on Saturday, amid concerns foreign powers are meddling in domestic affairs ...

Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks

Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks

Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies on Tuesday announced a joint pledge not to assist any government in offensive cyber attacks.

Japan households open their wallets; BoJ to keep stimulus

Japan households open their wallets; BoJ to keep stimulus

Japan’s households spent more than expected in November while consumer inflation ticked up and the jobless rate hit a fresh 24-year low, ....

New fulcrum of the Middle East

New fulcrum of the Middle East

We live in a time of geopolitical transition. China’s effort to replace the United States as the world’s leading power, or at least to become a co-partner in global leadership, deservedly receives much attention.

Vodafone Qatar receives global information security re-certification

Vodafone Qatar receives global information security re-certification

Following an extensive evaluation process, Vodafone Qatar announced that it has been re-certified the ISO 27001:2013, demonstrating the strength of the company’s information security management systems ...