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Emirates rejects in-flight hacking claim

December 26, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Emirates Airline has denied a security consultant’s claims that the in-flight entertainment system used by 13 major airlines could be hacked, thus compromising passenger safety. Ruben Santamarta, principal security consultant at IOActive, told The Telegraph newspaper in the UK recently that a security flaw in

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Dubai Police installs Crime Prediction software from Space Imaging ME

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Space Imaging Middle East (SIME) has announced that Crime Prediction – its latest predictive policing software – has been successfully launched by the Dubai Police force. The software, which is the first of its kind in the region, was developed in support of the UAE’s Smart

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Dubai Metro and Tram record zero crime rate

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Dubai’s ever-expanding transport network, including the metro, tram, buses and ferries, recorded a zero crime rate over the last eight years, Dubai Police has revealed. According to a senior Dubai Police official, a special police force dedicated for the security of all transport systems

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After attacks 73% of polled Germans favour greater security measures

By Emma Procter

GERMANY – The majority of Germans favour greater security measures including public video surveillance, according to a poll taken following a lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market last week. The results of the YouGov poll taken for DPA found on Sunday that 60% of Germans

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Digital Shadows report reveals the Mirai Botnet malware isn’t going away

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its new report Mirai and The Future, Forecasting the DDoS Landscape in 2017. The emergence of the Mirai botnet – a type of malware that automatically finds Internet of Things (IoT) devices to infect –

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Meet the Milestone Systems community at the biggest ever Intersec Dubai 2017

December 22, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – Milestone Systems, the leading open platform company in video management software (VMS), will be celebrating its MEA successes at Intersec, 22-24th January 2017 in Dubai. For the 8th consecutive year, Milestone will be highlighting the latest solutions based on open platform technology and showcase

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Axis appoints new regional biz dev manager for Oil & Gas in MAE region

December 20, 2016 By Emma Procter

GCC – Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, announced the appointment of Meraj Khan as Regional Business Development for Oil & Gas and Critical Infrastructure for Middle East & Africa. Prior to joining Axis, Meraj held diverse positions with a rich experience in business

UAE strongly condemns terrorist shooting in Jordan

By SSN Gulf Staff

JORDAN – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has strongly condemned the shooting which targeted police patrols in the southern city of Karak, Jordan killing a number of members of the security forces. A UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation statement underlined the UAE firm