Cityscape, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, February, 9, 2010 (Photo by George Dipin/itp images)

First joint Gulf security exercises begin in Bahrain

October 27, 2016 By Emma Procter

BAHRAIN – The first joint Gulf-wide military exercises of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states has begun in Bahrain. The exercises which will take place under the motto of “Arab Gulf Security 1”, are set to witness participation of specialised anti-terrorism security formations. GCC members

Guidance Software to showcase digital forensic security solutions in Egypt

By Emma Procter

EGYPT – Forensic security firm Guidance Software, the makers of EnCase, has announced its participation in the fifth regional cyber security summit to be held from 30 October to 01 November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Guidance will use the event as a platform to educate enterprises and


US security experts say Trump’s claim of rigged election not plausible

By Emma Procter

US – If there is a silver lining in any of the public speculation about a “rigged” election in this year’s Presidential campaign, it might be that voters will ask exactly how they can be certain that their election choices are protected – says a report


Researchers warn IoT devices can be ‘hacked in minutes’

By Emma Procter

US – A number of internet connected devices are so lacking in even the most basic cybersecurity protocols that it’s possible to hack them in as little as three minutes, allowing cyberattackers to steal data, conduct espionage on enterprise activities, or even cause physical damage. The


85% of users believe ITSM analytics will enhance IT service delivery

By Emma Procter

UAE – ManageEngine, a real-time IT management company, has announced the results of its survey, Everything You Need to Know About ITSM Analytics: Industry Insight 2016. The survey reveals that 85 percent of users believe ITSM analytics will enhance IT service delivery, which includes 36 percent who believe


UAE smart homes market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.8% during 2016-22

By Emma Procter

UAE – Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “UAE Smart Homes Market (2016-2022)” report to its offering. The UAE smart homes market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.8% during 2016-22. Growing construction of villas in UAE has fuelled the growth in

Business trust in Cloud security sliding says report

October 18, 2016 By Emma Procter

GCC – Information security (InfoSec) professionals trust the cloud even less now than they did last year, despite efforts by cloud-service providers to tighten security, said the annual Cloud Security Survey conducted by the SANS Institute. Cloud computing has been a dominant trend in MENA recent


Utah universities adopt Milestone Video Solutions for safety

By Emma Procter

DENMARK – Milestone Systems is helping Utah universities in the US to be safe havens for education. New developments in video technology are doing more than improving security – they are also enhancing operations and minimising losses in commercial areas such as bookstores, cafeterias and vending machine