San Francisco transport targeted in ransomware attack

December 12, 2016 By Emma Procter

US – A security breach at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) last month, which resulted in it having to offer a free service to customers on the public transit system over the Thanksgiving weekend, certainly provides food for thought, given the financial impact and


How Hyatt Hotels set a global security standard with Milestone Systems video

December 10, 2016 By Emma Procter

GCC – Well known in the Middle East as a luxury hospitality brand, Hyatt Hotels owns and manages hundreds of properties worldwide. However, until 2013 they had no standardised CCTV security platform. This presented different challenges. Disparate video management software across different sites was not efficient

DarkMatter to help Islamic Banking manage cyber risk at WIBC

December 5, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, is participating at the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) 2016, taking place between now at the ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Manama, Bahrain. DarkMatter is the Cyber Security Innovation Partner to the event. Celebrating its


Blighter Doppler coastal security radar ‘detects the undetectable’

By Emma Procter

UK – Blighter Surveillance a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has unveiled the Blighter C400 series coastal security radar to detect unwanted intruders such as smugglers, pirates, illegals and terrorists approaching a coastline by boat. The Blighter C400 series is a modular, solid-state non-rotating


Safety and security key to making expats call UAE home says survey

By Emma Procter

UAE – A sense of safety and security, good job opportunities, as well as a great quality of life, has led to 86 per cent of surveyed expats proud to call the UAE their home, new research by Xpress Money has revealed. Over 38 per cent


Milestone Systems US strengthens business support with new hires, promotions

By Emma Procter

US – Milestone Systems is ushering in a talented team of new employees in the Americas and expanding the careers of existing staff who have demonstrated top performance. With a complimentary blend of proven security professionals and emerging talent, the VMS leader continues to build upon


Intersec focus: GCC education sector adopting biometric cloud-based systems

By Emma Procter

UAE – A Dubai university’s cloud-based biometric time attendance system is growing in popularity across the GCC, as the regional education sector joins other industries adopting new technology to boost safety and security. The Hult International Business School in Dubai was the first to test Swiss


More than 800 aviation experts flock to Dubai summit, security in focus

By Emma Procter

UAE – More than 800 aviation industry specialists from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asia region took part in a key event held in Dubai recently. The Aviation Festival, held last month at The Address Dubai Marina (pictured), is a major platform for airlines,