UAE retailer opts for Iris ID authentication system

August 14, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – Iris ID, a provider of iris biometric technology, has announced its IrisAccess iCAM7000 identity authentication system has been installed for employee time and attendance at all Sharjah Co-Operative Society retail stores in the UAE. The retailer operates 26 stores with more than 3,000 employees

Cherif Sleiman

Guest blog: 5 tips for improving company network security

By Emma Procter

Cherif Sleiman (pictured), General Manager, MEA at US technology firm Infoblox identifies the top 5 ways regional enterprises can combat information leaks and network hacking… IN MAY this year, we posted results of our ‘network protection survey’, which looked – among other things – at best practices in companies


Hires as Blighter targets oil & gas sector with radar and thermal camera solution

August 10, 2016 By Emma Procter

UK – Blighter Surveillance Systems, a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, is targeting the oil, gas and petrochemical markets with its Blighter B400 Series e-scan Doppler radar and long range thermal camera surveillance solution. To support this move, Blighter has made some key

Kids exposing whole family to financial fraud by risky web surfing

August 8, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – Children who are unaware of “surfing safe” can expose the whole family to financial fraud by using shared family devices, according to an online financial crime expert. Padmanabhan SV, chief technology officer at Noor Bank, said internet security is more of an issue for young

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IDIS confirmed as platinum sponsor of the Smarter Dubai Forum

By Emma Procter

UAE – IDIS has today announced that it will be a platinum sponsor of this year’s Smarter Dubai Forum for Safety and Security taking place at the Sofitel Downtown Dubai hotel on 20th September 2016. Following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Ben Rashid Al-Maktoom, the

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Genetec announces new version of unified IP security platform ‘Security Center’ in ME

By Emma Procter

UAE – Genetec has announced version 5.5 of Security Center, the company’s open architecture, unified IP security platform that combines access control, video surveillance, ALPR, and communications. The latest version offers a new disaster recovery mode, enhanced levels of authentication and encryption, augmented video archiving and export management capabilities, and

Mike Weston - Vice President - Cisco Middle East

Cisco 2016 midyear cybersecurity report predicts next generation of ransomware

By Emma Procter

UAE – The Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) finds that organisations are unprepared for future strains of more sophisticated ransomware. Fragile infrastructure, poor network hygiene, and slow detection rates are providing ample time and air cover for adversaries to operate. According to the report’s findings, the


61% of Americans fear having their cars or home security cameras hacked

By Emma Procter

US – As more and more devices get connected to the Internet of Things, so their susceptibility to getting hacked increases too. New US research from enterprise data protection company Vormetric in conjunction with Wakefield Research shows that this is a concern for many people. Hacked from