Dubai airport’s new virtual border coming soon

October 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reports that in the coming years those arriving at Dubai airport can expect “a 100 per cent virtual border where human contact is absent”. The real implementation challenge isn’t tech but working out how, at a time of heightening

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Ring teams with Al Jammaz to provide smart home security for Saudi

By Emma Procter

KSA – Smart home security firm Ring  recently announced a partnership agreement with Al Jammaz Distribution, the leading Saudi based Value-Added Distributor, which distributes advanced technology products, solutions and services. This partnership will help Ring foray and expand its reach across the Saudi market offering customers


SANS Gulf Region 2017 opens for registration

By Emma Procter

UAE – SANS Institute has announced its largest ever cyber security training event in the Middle East, taking place in Dubai from the 4-16 November. SANS Gulf Region 2017 will feature eight classroom style instructor-led courses covering key security topics including ethical hacking, penetration testing, digital


BeyondTrust guest blog: Critical considerations for security awareness training

By Emma Procter

Morey Haber, vice president of technology at BeyondTrust, lays out a set of critical factors that Middle East organizations should consider when building security awareness training programs for their teams. ONE OF MY favourite spam emails are the ones from cyber security companies soliciting security awareness training

Sharjah police launch ambitious new security plan

October 4, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The Sharjah Police have a launched a futuristic security project to plan and prepare for the security situation in the emirate up until 2030. The crime rate in the emirate is expected to decrease by 17 per cent by then. According to the project,

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Ring to make Middle East debut at next week’s GITEX

By Emma Procter

UAE – Ring, a leader in home security, announced that it is making a foray into the Middle East market and will make its debut at GITEX Technology Week 2017 (8-12 October). The company will use the exhibition as a platform to unveil its latest suite of

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SGW appoints new security consultant with top level UK background

By Emma Procter

UAE – SGW Safety & Security has appointed Alan Meyrick to the position of Security Consultant. A skilled security practitioner with 14 years’ experience, Mevrick’s knowledge of risk and security methodologies and theories provides a robust underpinning to the consultancy work he undertakes, allowing him to


Samsung announces SmartThings and ADT home security system for $549

By Emma Procter

US – Thanks to the rise of smart home gadgets, home security systems are now more powerful and accessible than they’ve ever been. Companies like Nest and Ring are trying to make a name for themselves in the home security world with their own offerings, and