March 2017

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Illustration by Ivan Debs

EDITORIAL

Recourse to reform

After a four-year Parliament extension, we demand elections in 2017

LEADERS

Dashing our hopes for reform

It’s time to break the silence on the CMA

Protect us from the modern plague

Lebanon remains overwhelmingly vulnerable to cyberwarfare

Rare opportunity

People now have the right to request information from government entities

COVER STORY

The battle between good and evil goes virtual

Online threats continue to proliferate 

Cyber(in)securities 

Fresh thinking needed to secure the banking system

Securing the entrepreneurship system 

Protecting the startups from the get-go 

The Lebanese cybersecurity landscape

Providers and markets

Propaganda goes viral

Communication continues to morph in the digital age

The public sector’s vulnerability to a cyberattack

A Q&A with OMSAR’s IT security expert, Ihab Chaaban

Cyberthreats in the GCC and the Middle East

Building legislative defense shields

How to protect your email from cyberattacks

A step by step guide

BANKING & FINANCE

Roundup of numbers and sentiments

Rise of financial optimists

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

A grand hotel plots a new course

Phonicia Beirut’s GM talks upcoming plan and her vision for 2017

LAST WORD

Lebanon’s national budget

A strategic instrument for adequate policymaking

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