Qatar cyber security summit emphasises strengthening of digital security in GCC

October 18, 2016 By Emma Procter

QATAR – Information technology experts from both government and private sector have emphasised the need of strengthening cyber security systems primarily focusing on GCC countries. “It has become increasingly important for the public, private and academic sectors to collaborate in dealing with cyber threats,” said Khalid Al


Blockchain advisory services launched in UAE by DarkMatter

By Emma Procter

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has announced the launch of its blockchain advisory services and forthcoming Software Development Kit (SDK). These enterprise-ready offerings are designed for smart cities and other smart systems, and industries such as financial services, financial


Five of top 10 Saudi Arabian banks using MobileIron solutions

By Emma Procter

KSA – MobileIron, a standalone enterprise mobility management leader, announced recently that five of the top 10 Saudi Arabian banks have chosen it to secure their mobile apps, content, and devices. The security solutions provider made the announcement at Gitex Technology Week, a major ICT expo, in

ONVIF To Speak on IoT, Safe Cities at Security China 2016

October 10, 2016 By Emma Procter

US – ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that representatives from member companies Dahua Technology and Huawei will be speaking on behalf of ONVIF at the 13th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security 2016 (Security China), to be held


Cisco ME appoints Ziad Salameh Managing Director for West Region

By Emma Procter

UAE – Cisco Middle East has announced the appointment of Ziad Salameh as Managing Director of its West Region. In his new position, Salameh is responsible for leading Cisco’s business and operations in Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Levant and Iraq to capitalize on the opportunities created


Cyber security firm NCC launches in the Middle East

By Emma Procter

UAE – NCC Group, a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, has continued its international expansion by opening an office in the Middle East. Its presence in Dubai will support businesses in the region to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape. “The


Engineers at NYU Abu Dhabi seek to make cities more secure

By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE is hardening its critical infrastructure against hacking with plans to test the security of electronic chips used to operate everything from a city’s power grid to phones, satellites, aviation, and medical and military applications – reports The National newspaper. Earlier this year, cybersecurity


G4S to give security staff cameras to detect weapons through clothing

By Emma Procter

UK – According to a report in The Telegraph newspaper in the UK, security firm G4S is to supply its security staff with cameras which can spot suicide belts and guns through clothing in a bid to foil any Paris-style attacks, after agreeing deal with software