Malaysia Ends 2016 With A Brittle Consumer Confidence Level

 |  Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:08  |  Published in FEATURES

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 14 - The Malaysian consumer confidence ended 2016 on a gloomy note as the index dipped five points from third quarter to 84 percentage points (pp), according to the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending released today by Nielsen, a global information and measurement company.

The Journey to the Cloud is Only Just Beginning

 |  Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:56  |  Published in FEATURES

Cloud computing continues to drive incredible transformation. It has changed the way we run businesses; creating whole new sectors and disrupting entire industries. We’re now able to communicate, interact and share more than ever, while business models that were once impossible are now commonplace. 

This momentum is driven by a simple underlying proposition: provision new business capabilities rapidly and with agility; if it’s successful, scale that capability up; if it’s not, then fail fast and turn it off.  Regardless, you’re only paying for what you use, when you use it.

Protecting Against Evolving Ransomware

 |  Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:04  |  Published in FEATURES

Ransomware is one of the most widespread and damaging threats facing Internet users today as it scrambles files and renames them, prompting users to buy a decryption key at an exorbitant price.

A recent research by SophosLabs indicates a growing trend among cybercriminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks. SophosLabs has also seen trends of different ransomware strains that target specific locations, which mean cyber threats can contain vernacular languages, local brands, logos and payment methods, making ransomware highly believable and effective.

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