Apollo acquires ADT for US $7 billion in merger deal

February 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – According to news just out, private equity firm Apollo Global Management has acquired ADT for nearly US $7 billion and will merge it with another home security company, Protection 1. Apollo, which owns Protection 1 parent Prime Security Services Borrower LLC  will pay $42 per share of ADT,

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Researchers show hack lets phones ‘eavesdrop and make premium calls’

February 16, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – A report by BBC News has said that security researchers have hacked a phone to show how it is possible to eavesdrop on conversations and make premium calls on someone else’s line. The problem affects voice-over-internet-protocol (Voip) phones, commonly installed by businesses, when default

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Spanish security app wins award in Dubai

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE– A mobile app developed by the Spanish interior ministry received in UAE an award for best government mobile app in security. The smart phone app was recognized with this award on the sidelines of the World Government Summit which was held in Dubai and closed

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Senior security experts to discuss pressing concerns for the oil and gas industry

By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – Senior Security experts will gather at the International Oil & Gas Security Event 2016 on 11-12 May in London to discuss pressing concerns for the oil and gas security industry. The global energy demand is expected to rise by 50% over the next 25 years

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APAC Cyber Security Summit 2016

February 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

APAC Cyber Security Summit 2016 – taking place 14-15 April, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CYBER SECURITY is a volatile issue in APAC (Asia-Pacific region). It is the home for some of the world’s least networked countries such as Myanmar and Cambodia plus some of the most networked


Outdoor IP security camera has ‘host of software problems’ reports PC World

February 8, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – An in-depth analysis of yet another Internet-connected security camera has revealed a host of software problems, PC World magazine online reports. Alex Farrant and Neil Biggs, both of the research team for Context Information Security in the U.K, analysed Motorola’s Focus 73, an outdoor

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Guest blog: The potential of passive DNS in protecting network infrastructure

By SSN Gulf Staff

Cricket Liu, Chief DNS Architect, at Infoblox looks as new mechanisms being developed to tackle DNS cyber attacks THE NUMBER of attacks against Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure has grown exponentially in recent years, having increased by 200 percent since 2012. Exploiting this vulnerable infrastructure is a popular, and often very

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Answers please: Dan Drayton of Paxton Access gives his thoughts and impressions on Intersec Dubai 2016

By SSN Gulf Staff

Dan Drayton, Sales Manager EMEA of Paxton Access gives SSN Gulf the lowdown on this year’s Intersec Dubai. How was Intersec 2016 for you? Compared to last year? The 2016 show was a great success for Paxton, we had record numbers of visitors to the stand