Milestone Systems’ to host inaugural MIPS EMEA event in May in Dubai

March 31, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – Top global VMS firm Milestone Systems is gearing up for its inaugural MIPS EMEA 2017 event – taking place in Dubai from 8-10 May 2017 at the magnificent Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, in the Event Centre. This is the first year that the

UAE Aviation head admits ‘surprise’ at laptop ban

March 27, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – The chairman of the UAE’s aviation authority has expressed his “surprise” after local airports were included in a US ban on laptops and tablets being carried onto aircraft cabins. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority, said in a

DarkMatter appoints new Executive Vice-President of Cyber Services

By Lauren

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has appointed Eddie Schwartz as Executive Vice President of Cyber Services. In his new role, Eddie will lead the activities of DarkMatter’s following business units: Governance, Risk and Compliance, Cyber Network Defence, Test & Validation

UK reviewing security at parliament after deadly attack

By Lauren

UK – Britain will review security at parliament, ministers said on Sunday, responding to criticism that a gate for vehicles was left open for a time during a deadly attack last week. British-born Khalid Masood was shot dead after killing four people including a policeman on

Unity for Security Forum kicks of today in Abu Dhabi

By Lauren

UAE – Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host ministers of Interior and Justice as well as experts and leaders from around the world for the inaugural Unity for Security Forum taking place here from today until 30 March. Gulf News reports that the forum is

ISC West presentation: Healing the Rift – Integrators vs. Manufacturers

By Lauren

US – “Why Can’t We Be Friends? Healing the Rift Between Integrators and Manufacturers” is the topic of a panel presentation and follow-up workshop to be held on 6 April at the ISC West security trade show in Las Vegas. The moderator will be Rebecca Bayne, President

Vidsys working with leading smart city platform to launch new Dubai program

By Lauren

UAE – Vidsys, a manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, has announced that neXgen Group will be offering Smart Safety & Security as a service leveraging Vidsys’ CSIM multi-tenant cloud-based solution. neXgen Group specializes in extending smart city

TRA foils more than 1000 cyber attacks in 2016

March 21, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – The Computer Emergency Readiness Team (aeCERT) of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) successfully foiled 1,054 cyber attacks in 2016. ”The cyber attacks sought to deface and block government websites, including denial of service, hacking, deception, fraud, and identity and document theft,” said Eng.