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Bail set for Brit cyber expert detained in U.S.

August 6, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

U.S. – A U.S. judge in Las Vegas set a US $30,000 bail on Friday for a famed Brit cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information. Marcus Hutchins, 23, gained international celebrity status within the hacker

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How mergers and acquisitions can open the door to cyber threats

By SSN Gulf Staff

While mergers and acquisitions propel companies forward, the M&A process also fuels significant opportunities for cyber criminals. Alistair Paterson, Digital Shadows’ CEO and Co-Founder takes a closer look… MERGERS AND acquisitions (M&A) can be exciting, offering companies a significant platform for growth. According to the Deloitte M&A Index

Abu Dhabi cops catch heroin dealer after surveillance

July 31, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) have successfully arrested a drug dealer of Asian origin during ‘Operation Falcon Eye’. Due to stringent surveillance efforts the officers were able to catch the crook who had 3 kilograms of heroin in his possession. Colonel Taher Ghareeb Al Dhaheri, Director of ADP’s


Hackers in U.S. shine light on voting machine vulnerability

By SSN Gulf Staff

Politico magazine shines a light on the contentious world of election machine hacking in the U.S… ELECTION OFFICIALS and voting machine manufacturers insist that the rites of American democracy are safe from hackers. But people like Carten Schurman need just a few minutes to raise doubts about


Dubai Health Authority launches info security project

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched an information security project, which comes in line with the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy, reports Gulf News. The strategy was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and

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Six security company staff charged with Dh1m theft

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Khaleej Times newspaper in the UAE reports that six staff of a security company have been charged with theft and stealing Dh1,198,000 from a vehicle they were transporting. The six Sri Lankans admitted in the Court of First Instance to the charge of theft

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Cisco appoints David Meads as Vice President for MEA

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Cisco has announced the appointment of David Meads as Vice President for its Middle East and Africa operations. In the current era of digital disruption Meads, in this newly created role, will oversee the execution of Cisco’s strategy in these two regions, ensuring the technology

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American University in Dubai and Dormakaba in Expo 2020 collaboration

July 26, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – American University in Dubai (AUD) and security and access solutions firm Dormakaba collaborated to invite students to contribute to EXPO 2020. The spark to create this idea came from one of the AUD students Tania Mary George who collaborated with Simon Beckers of Dormakaba to