UAE appoints first Artificial Intelligence minister

October 23, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The UAE has appointed the country’s first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in a cabinet reshuffle that saw several new appointments. “Today we announce the appointment of a minister for artificial intelligence. The next global wave is artificial intelligence and we want the UAE

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Johnson Controls introduces Software House iSTAR Ultra LT network door controller

By SSN Gulf Staff

  UK – Johnson Controls has introduced the iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House, a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments. The controller centralises all access control decision

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Abu Dhabi developing ‘unhackable’ electronic chip

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The National newspaper reports that cyber security experts in Abu Dhabi have found a way to create an “unhackable” electronic chip that could potentially be used in phones, cars, and computers. With the evolution of technology and manufacturing process giving way to less safety,

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SANS Gulf Region 2017 opens for registration

October 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

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

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BeyondTrust guest blog: Critical considerations for security awareness training

By SSN Gulf Staff

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 SSN Gulf Staff

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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Samsung announces SmartThings and ADT home security system for $549

By SSN Gulf Staff

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

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Latest version of exacqVision VMS enhances situation awareness

By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – Johnson Controls has introduced the latest version of exacqVision video management system (v8.8) which provides powerful tools that improve situation awareness and control for both administrators and users. To better react to imminent events that could potentially affect business, users can now embed a web page