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Field firearm training with London Met police for Abu Dhabi police

August 20, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – A delegation from the Security Support at the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) has participated with the London Metropolitan Police in its Field Firearms Training as part of a visit to the United Kingdom The head of the delegation, Captain Jassem Muhammad Al Zaabi, Patrol Officer at


Laptops ‘open to hackers’ as Samsung disables Windows Update says expert

August 17, 2015 By Emma Procter

GCC – Samsung is disabling Windows Update on some of its computers, leaving users exposed to security holes and bugs according to an independent Microsoft support engineer. A system designed to help update Samsung’s pre-installed software, called Samsung SW Update, used a program called “Disable_Windowsupdate.exe.” to,


Saudi Safety & Security Forum and Exhibition 2016 dates confirmed

By Emma Procter

KSA – The Saudi Safety & Security Forum and Exhibition 2016 is confirmed as taking place from the 16-18 May at The Dhahran International Exhibitions Center, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event will focus on the safety and security protection of industrial facilities and assets. Following the

Abu Dhabi police Security Support delegation visits London Met police team

By Emma Procter

UAE – A delegation of the Security Support Department at Abu Dhabi Police has travelled to London for a two-week visit. The delegation is headed by Captain Jassem Muhammad Al Zaabi, Patrol Officer at Security Support Department, and includes a number of the Department’s members. The delegation


Mumbai to have 6000 CCTV cameras installed by end of 2016

By Emma Procter

INDIA – India’s Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has confirmed that 6,000 CCTV cameras will be installed in Mumbai by October next year in a bid to curb various crimes in the city and maintain law and order. After the 26/11 terror attack, the decision to install CCTV cameras


Axis certification programme testing goes live in the Middle East

August 13, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Axis Communications has announced that the official exam for the Axis Certification Programme has gone live and is open to all security professionals who aim to validate their competence and skills in IP video surveillance. Anyone interested in becoming an Axis Certified Professional can register

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Guest blog: Combating security issues faced by ME Telco operators deploying SDN and Cloud

August 12, 2015 By Emma Procter

Yarob Sakhnini, regional director, MEMA at Brocade, (pictured) talks about safeguarding customer data and applications with the Advent of Cloud ONE OF the major advantages of deploying SDN is that the management of all systems within the network has a centralised controller. This single plane of control


Perimeter Security Market to Grow at a CAGR of 7.6 per cent to 2020

August 10, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – The perimeter security market size to grow from US $14,010.3 million in 2015 to $20,250.6 million by 2020, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.6 per cent from 2015 to 2020, according to market researcher firm Also, the critical infrastructure