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  • [New] The United Arab Emirates announced the adoption of cybersecurity standards for government agencies as it revealed the budget for the next five years (2022-2026), which is the largest in the history of the Gulf state. Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East
  • [New] The job market for information security analysts will grow by 32% by 2028 - making it one of the fastest-growing job sectors - while Cybersecurity Ventures has found that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in 2021. SailPoint
  • [New] Ransomware has increasingly risen as the top risk for CISOs and organizations around the world, dominating cybersecurity trends over the last five years and fueling a new ransomware-as-a-service marketplace on the dark web.
  • [New] Ransomware has become the biggest risk to businesses, with an attack estimated to occur every 11 seconds in 2021 according to a survey conducted by Cybersecurity Ventures.
  • [New] Americans seem to be most concerned by the threats that China and Russia pose: 73% of Americans thought the Chinese government was a big threat to the cybersecurity of the U.S. government, while 72% thought the Russian government was a big threat. FiveThirtyEight
  • [New] 40% of all Boards of Directors will have dedicated cybersecurity committees by 2025, underscoring the urgency for security leaders to adopt a quantification-driven cybersecurity strategy. Help Net Security
  • [New] The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has recently released a draft of its Zero Trust Maturity Model as US agencies are asked to reach a basic zero trust maturity level by the end of fiscal 2024. Cyber Security Intelligence
  • [New] Thales will bring the necessary guarantees of France's sovereignty requirements by ensuring the management of encryption keys, access, identities, and cyber threat monitoring with its Cybersecurity Operations Center. TechHQ
  • [New] The Chinese and Russian governments are major threats to the cybersecurity of the U.S. government, and at least half also see the Iranian government and non-government bodies as threatening. ETCISO
  • [New] Cybersecurity spending is expected to reach $133.8 billion by 2022, while the cybersecurity awareness market is expected to reach $10 billion by 2027. Vade Secure
  • [New] Coalition offers businesses cybersecurity tools and insurance to help manage and mitigate cyber risk to more than 50,000 customers, doubling its customer base in the past year. TechCrunch
  • [New] While SMBs in India are more worried about cybersecurity risks and challenges, they are taking a planned approach to understand and improve their cybersecurity posture through strategic initiatives. SMEStreet: Knowledge & Networking for Growth
  • The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as of late September observed an increase in the use of Conti ransomware, issuing an advisory about rising risks. Security Intelligence
  • The advent of AI, quantum computing and more sophisticated cybersecurity threats means that nations around the world are concerned with developing independent technology. The National
  • In the US, the scale of the threat posed by attacks on CNI means President Joe Biden has got involved, introducing new regulations for some sectors and emphasizing to business leaders that especially in the hyperconnected new normal, cybersecurity is key to operational resilience. Cybersecurity Conferences 2020 - 2021
  • India's overall cybersecurity policy has remained inadequate in responding to the risks of cyber attacks and infiltration. Observer Research Foundation
  • The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, or ENISA, warned in July that it expects to see four times as many supply chain attacks in 2021 as in 2020. Bank Info Security
  • Thales, a leader in cybersecurity for more than 40 years, will bring the necessary guarantees of France's sovereignty requirements by ensuring the management of encryption keys, access, identities, and cyber threat monitoring with its Cybersecurity Operations Center.
  • Microsoft Store is providing cybersecurity training for small business owners and will cover the key areas of security, compliance, identity, and device management as the interdependent parts that all businesses need today. Microsoft Security Blog
  • GITEX Global will highlight other technologies that will impact the healthcare sector in years to come, such as AI, cybersecurity, 5G, cloud, IoT and more. Gulf Business
  • Since the ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline took place in May, vulnerabilities in U.S. critical infrastructure have become one of the top cybersecurity priorities of the White House. russian-pleads-guilty-to-running-cybercrime-forum-a-15844?&&
  • Ransomware is one of the largest cybersecurity threats, targeting anyone from individuals to entire businesses, and is predicted to cause over $20 billion in damages in 2021 alone. Cybercrime Magazine

Last updated: 24 October 2021