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Lawyers… a necessary evil?

Lawyers… a necessary evil?

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” – William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, Act IV, Scene II. Taken out of context for decades, this often misinterpreted Shakespearean quote somehow summarizes societies’ views on the legal profession: a necessary evil. Well, maybe not “necessary” but evil for sure! Lawyers are typically feared, … Continue reading

How prepared is the ME for cyber attacks?

How prepared is the ME for cyber attacks?

My experience in the technology sector spans the Middle East. And in my opinion, there was no greater test to IT infrastructure in the region than during the Arab Spring. Prior to the uprisings, many of those in the industry pondered if the IT infrastructure of businesses in the Arab region is ready to be … Continue reading

Who is overseeing Risk?

Who is overseeing Risk?

Across the Middle East, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is becoming a prevalent practice, with many organizations eyeing its importance. Firstly, let us define what ERM is… in basic terms, it is the aim of bringing a holistic organization-wide and standardized risk management process for institutions, providing them with an integrated view of the risks they … Continue reading

Reputations on[the]line

Reputations on[the]line

With two to three Twitter accounts activated every second, 50 million tweets per day (252,000 tweets per day in the MENA region alone), 350 million Facebook users active daily (over 28 million users in MENA region) and over 80% of all companies using either channel… the world is now more connected than ever and in … Continue reading