Abu Dhabi tops ‘safest city’ ranking

August 16, 2017 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


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


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

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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