Tuesday, July 5, 2022

People unaware and concerned when it comes to space reveals Inmarsat

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The world is largely unaware of key activities in space, with Gen-Z twice as likely to associate space with aliens, Star Wars and billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos than older generations, according to the representative survey of global consumer attitudes towards space, unveiled by Inmarsat, a stakeholder in global, mobile satellite communications.

African businesses ditch cash-based B2B payments, says Duplo research

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A report that includes the surveyed opinions of over 1,000 business owners from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt has revealed ease of use, reliability and speed as the preferred features for African businesses when it comes to B2B payment methods. 

Only 53% of banks will be ready for regulatory reporting in six months

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A report from Avanade, a Microsoft solutions provider, and EFMA, a non-profit organisation created by leading banks and insurers, has found that many banks are not on course to meet their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. The report, entitled “Taking sustainability seriously: Are banks ready?”, highlights how banks and financial institutions are under increasing regulatory pressure to track and monitor their ESG progress.

ANZ brands and agencies struggling to build privacy compliant culture

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InMobi, a provider of content and marketing tech that help businesses fuel growth, released the findings from a Forrester Consulting study “The Future of Mobile Advertising in a Privacy First World.” The study found that two thirds of ANZ businesses are in the early stage of consumer data privacy practice management of maturity, trying to understand the impact of consumer data privacy developments on their current digital/mobile advertising strategy.

Illicit market continues to grow in the EU driven by counterfeits in France

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Philip Morris International Inc. is calling for European policymakers to consider the millions of adult smokers who are turning to the illicit market instead of switching to better alternatives. The 2021 KPMG annual study on illicit cigarette consumption, commissioned by PMI, reveals that illicit cigarette consumption increased by an estimated 3.9%—or 1.3 billion cigarettes—last year, reaching 35.5 billion cigarettes consumed across EU member states. Meanwhile, the study estimates that total EU cigarette consumption declined over the same period.

Office dog policies could be barking up the wrong tree finds new research

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One lockdown habit here to stay is dog owners spending more time with their pups. Aussies have grown fond of having their canine companions by their side, for staycations up the coast, Friday nights at dog friendly pubs or trips into the office to ease separation anxiety. 

Ransomware-as-a-service behind the ravaging global ransomware spike

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The shift to the subscription economy has created a new norm in the as-a-service world. And it’s not just Netflix and Spotify that have adopted this business model. New research from Tenable®, the Cyber Exposure company, has found that one of the main reasons ransomware has prospered is due to the advent of ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) which has catapulted ransomware from a fledgling threat into a force to be reckoned with.

Kings Park WA summits the list for the top five viewpoints in all of...

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Kings Park in Perth leads a new study by Remitly, a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families, who has revealed the top five viewpoints in all of Australia, and three locations in each State and Territory preferred by interstate and international visitors. The best place to navigate the sheer wonder of Australia’s vast openness and natural beauty are from those locations that offer the best views. Remitly analysed over 1.4 million TripAdvisor reviews to find which attractions have left visitors talking about its view most regularly. The results were then ranked to name the greatest viewpoints, and within each part of Australia.

Forescout discloses OT:ICEFALL 56 exposures found in multiple devices

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Forescout’s Vedere Labs, along with CISA’s vulnerability disclosure process, is disclosing OT:ICEFALL, 56 vulnerabilities affecting devices from 10 OT (operational tech) vendors. This is one of the largest vulnerability disclosures that impact OT devices and addresses insecure-by-design vulnerabilities. It has been ten years since Project Basecamp, a research project by Digital Bond, who investigated how critical OT devices and protocols were insecure by design.

CEM Benchmarking research queries the standards of superannuation

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A report by CEM Benchmarking (CEM), one of the world’s most authoritative pension fund researchers, reveals the effectiveness of the “Your Fund, Your Super” (YFYS) test when applied against a global set of large institutional investors over a nearly 30-year period.