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Life safety and security firm Intertek discusses the challenges of the GCC’s construction sector

August 8, 2016 By Emma Procter

Mike Luna, Business Line Leader, Building & Construction and Electrical, MENAP, at Intertek, describes how the company’s life safety and security services have evolved – and the unique challenges and opportunities posed by this region. Can you describe in your own words the Intertek scope of business in the

Security chiefs want tighter border control

August 1, 2016 By Emma Procter

GCC – The heads of Arab customs and border, seaports and airports security have called for a special security force to protect border ports of entry and their staff from terrorist attacks. During their 13th conference and a concurrent joint meeting, the officials urged for enhancing


Global study reveals businesses and countries vulnerable due to shortage of cybersecurity talent

By Emma Procter

UAE – Intel Security, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), recently released Hacking the Skills Shortage, a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. A majority of respondents (82%) admit to a


Cyber firm DarkMatter to signal global ambitions with major presence at Black Hat USA

By Emma Procter

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of this year’s Black Hat USA, taking place in Las Vegas, between 30 July – 4 August.. The sponsorship marks the largest international event DarkMatter has participated in to date, with Black Hat


Riverbed Technology acquires EUE monitoring provider Aternity

By Emma Procter

UAE – Riverbed Technology, an application performance company, has announced the acquisition of Aternity, a leading provider of End User Experience (EUE) and application performance monitoring solutions. The acquisition of the privately-held company will expand Riverbed’s SteelCentral performance monitoring solutions, and provide Riverbed customers and partners with the

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Doha equips 60% of roads with surveillance cameras, more on way

By Emma Procter

QATAR – Around 60% of roads in Qatar’s capital city Doha have been equipped with surveillance cameras, according to officials, and work is underway to install on many other roads as well. Colonel Saeed Hassan al-Mazroui, director, Control Room (operations department) at the National Command Centre,