Active Network names new CEO, Executive Chairman

April 4, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Leading global provider of intelligence solutions, Active Network, has appointed Dana Jones as CEO. Jones joined Active Network in October 2016 as President and has since led the company’s growth strategy and sales across its three major business units. Darko Dejanovic, who has been

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Restrata appoints new Managing Director

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Restrata, a global leader in safety and security consultancy and training services, has appointed a new Managing Director to lead the organisation’s continued growth and international expansion. Headquartered in the UAE, Restrata provides a range of safety and security services to establish the necessary


Extra screening for Australia bound passengers from UAE, Doha

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Passengers heading to Australia from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha will undergo extra security screening for explosives, close on the heels of new security measures imposed by the UK and the US authorities last month according to a report by Zawya. According to a

UAE Aviation head admits ‘surprise’ at laptop ban

March 27, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The chairman of the UAE’s aviation authority has expressed his “surprise” after local airports were included in a US ban on laptops and tablets being carried onto aircraft cabins. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority, said in a

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DarkMatter appoints new Executive Vice-President of Cyber Services

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has appointed Eddie Schwartz as Executive Vice President of Cyber Services. In his new role, Eddie will lead the activities of DarkMatter’s following business units: Governance, Risk and Compliance, Cyber Network Defence, Test & Validation


ISC West presentation: Healing the Rift – Integrators vs. Manufacturers

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – “Why Can’t We Be Friends? Healing the Rift Between Integrators and Manufacturers” is the topic of a panel presentation and follow-up workshop to be held on 6 April at the ISC West security trade show in Las Vegas. The moderator will be Rebecca Bayne, President


Vidsys working with leading smart city platform to launch new Dubai program

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Vidsys, a manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, has announced that neXgen Group will be offering Smart Safety & Security as a service leveraging Vidsys’ CSIM multi-tenant cloud-based solution. neXgen Group specializes in extending smart city

TRA foils more than 1000 cyber attacks in 2016

March 21, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The Computer Emergency Readiness Team (aeCERT) of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) successfully foiled 1,054 cyber attacks in 2016. ”The cyber attacks sought to deface and block government websites, including denial of service, hacking, deception, fraud, and identity and document theft,” said Eng.