GIC invests US $100 million in UAE’s Tristar Group

November 14, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

KUWAIT – UAE-based Tristar Group has successfully sold an equity stake to Kuwait-based Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) by issuing US$ 100 million worth of fresh shares to GIC. The proceeds will be used for the expansion of the Tristar business. Because of GIC’s investment in Tristar, the


Biometric payment cards to boost banking security, boom predicted by 2022

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Biometric technologies are steadily growing their presence in more banking applications, with embedded fingerprint sensor payment cards being the latest addition finally ready to go public. The four major biometric modality technologies are fingerprint, eye, vein, and face recognition. With most smartphones having fingerprint


Former MI5 boss says cyber will change future of intel

By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – The cyber-world has created a new era for intelligence services, according to a former director at the British intelligence service MI5 – The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reports. Dame Stella Rimington, who was speaking at the RSA security conference in Abu Dhabi recently,

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Mifram unveils innovative barriers to prevent vehicle-ramming terror attacks

By SSN Gulf Staff

FRANCE – Mifram Security – a leader in the development and production of defensive solutions including anti-terror, threat protection and fortifications for military, law enforcement and civilian uses – will introduce its innovative line of vehicle barriers for prevention of vehicle-ramming terror attacks at Milipol Paris

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Guest blog: Lessons learned from the most impactful breach in US history

November 1, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Post the Equifax threat, Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of cyber firm Digital Shadows, reflects on the lessons we can learn before, during and after discovering a breach WHILE EQUIFAX is the latest major data breach to hit the headlines, we know it will not be

First National Cyber Security Index launched in UAE

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The first National Cyber Security Index based on Dead Cult has been launched by a specialist in cyber defense and cyber intelligence, UAE-based ISnSC R&D. Being the next generation of cyber intelligence, The Dead Cult platform is most likely the most complete cyber intelligence platform

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Arecont Vision expands tech partner program with Visual Management Systems

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Arecont Vision, a leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced today that Visual Management Systems, the developer of the TITAN VISION PSIM (Physical Security Information Management System), has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. “We are excited to team with Arecont Vision and

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