SANS survey names top threats to industrial control systems

August 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – SANS Institute’s annual survey of industrial control systems (ICS) has revealed that the introduction of unprotected devices into sensitive ICS networks and ransomware are now among the top threats that organizations face in securing critical infrastructure. In addition, 69% of respondents stated that the

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Hormann tackles safety at loading points with Wheelblocker

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Hormann has launched Wheelblocker – a new piece of safety equipment that locks lorries into the loading bay, designed to prevent workplace transport injuries that usually happen during the unloading and loading process. The manually-operated system locks lorries and trailers into place. The wheel-blocking

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Two-way talk finally added to Canary security cameras

By SSN Gulf Staff

U.S. – TechCrunch.com reports that high profile security startup Canary is bringing a handful of new features to its camera products, the all-in-one and Flex. Most notable here is the addition of two-way audio, which has been noticeably absent from the company’s products and ranks as

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Genetec riding high across VMS, Access Control, and ALPR

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Genetec has emerged as the only security and public safety solutions developer to hold a place in the top 10 global rankings for video management software (VMS), access control software, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software, according to recently published market research reports by IHS

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As hacking breaches rise, BeyondTrust lists the best practices for privileged access management

By SSN Gulf Staff

According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), a whopping 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. One way for organizations to avoid such attacks is by deploying a robust Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution. Here, John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle

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Abu Dhabi tops ‘safest city’ ranking

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world by Numbeo, the largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide, reports Khaleej Times newspaper. With the lowest crime index of just 13.54 in the past six months, and a safety index of

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Lockheed Martin-Mubadala STEM challenge selects finalists

August 7, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Six UAE-based university teams were selected as finalists for the inaugural UAE Unmanned Aerial System Payload Design Challenge, a joint programme run by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala Investment Company. Launched in March 2017, the year-long initiative challenges university students to design, develop and integrate

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Second Dubai Torch Tower fire hits just week before repairs begin

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The recent Torch tower in Dubai Marina erupted just weeks after authorities finally approved repairs to damages from the first fire that broke out in 2015, reports The National newspaper. An internal memo sent to residents of The Torch announced that the Dubai Civil