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Urge to connect is putting international travellers at risk, finds Kaspersky Lab

July 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The urge to go online the moment they reach foreign soil sees a high proportion of people connecting to unsecured Wi-Fi networks, putting their personal data at risk, according to a study by Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s fastest-growing cybersecurity companies. The research, which


Intel expands partner ecosystem with security alliance

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Intel Security has announced the expansion of its extensive partner ecosystem through the Intel Security Innovation Alliance, welcoming 25 new partners and broadening its portfolio of tightly integrated security solutions. The Intel Security Innovation Alliance leads the way with its innovative open architecture, and more


Tyco launches intuitive CEM Systems Security Hub

By SSN Gulf Staff

IRELAND – Tyco Security Products has released CEM Systems AC2000 Security Hub; a new and highly intuitive alarm management application for centrally managing events within the AC2000 access control system and its integrated sub-system including video, fire, intruder and building management systems. “AC2000 Security Hub brings

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GCC authorities warn of Pokemon Go security risks as gaming fever takes over

By SSN Gulf Staff

GCC – Authorities in Kuwait and the UAE have warned of security dangers to playing the wildly successful new smartphone app Pokemon GO. Users must resist the urge to point camera phones at Pikachu popping out in front of the Kuwaiti Emir’s palace, mosques, oil facilities or


Brazil ups security ahead of Olympics after Nice attack

By SSN Gulf Staff

BRAZIL – Brazil is boosting its security measures ahead of the upcoming Olympics opening ceremony, following this week’s terrorist strike in Nice, France. Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer was quick to react to Thursday’s attack in the French resort of Nice, where a man plowed a truck into


Canon launches eight new 2MP network cameras at IFSEC

July 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – IFSEC 2016 saw Canon launch eight new 2MP network cameras. The new range includes an outdoor 360⁰ endless panning model with 30x optical zoom and fast autofocus, and two new fixed box “bullet” models with 20x optical zoom, a first for Canon. All eight new models

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Ahmed Rezk at Aruba Networks assesses the threats faced in the era of BYOD and IoT

By SSN Gulf Staff

Ahmed Rezk (pictured), Channel Systems Engineering Manager, Middle-East and Turkey at Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company) looks at the threats faced by IT departments in the era of BYOD and IoT NAVIGATING THE landscape of enterprise security can be daunting – the threats typically fly under


New Milestone device pack accelerates ONVIF support

By SSN Gulf Staff

DENMARK – Milestone Systems has released Device Pack 8.6 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. Device packs are released every other month and contain software updates supporting new hardware. These updates are rooted in demands from the partner community. The XProtect Device Packs include