SME’s – A growing target for cyber criminals in the Middle East

February 8, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Hemayun Bazaz (pictured), Regional Manager – Channel Sales, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) looks at the very real cyber threat to small and medium sized businesses – SME’s THE THREAT to SMEs comes from the wider trend for cyber criminals to


Guest blog: Top 5 tips to get the most out of Intersec Dubai 2017

January 10, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Dan Drayton, International Sales Manager at Paxton Access offers integrators his tips for getting the most out of the world’s leading security trade show… THE SECURITY trade show calendar is a busy one, with exhibitions taking place all over the world, focusing on every area of the


Cyber security needs to be on every organisation’s agenda for 2017 says Mimecast

January 2, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Matthew Gardiner (pictured), Senior Product Marketing Manager of Mimecast, warns that cyber security issues cannot be put off any longer in 2017. THERE’S NO REASON to believe that 2017 will be any better for cybersecurity than it was in 2016. If anything 2017 will be even


Guest blog: 10 security predictions for 2017

December 12, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks offers 10 security predictions for 2017 THE CYBER landscape changes dramatically year after year. If you blink, you may miss something; whether that’s a noteworthy hack, a new attack vector or new solutions to protect your business. Sound cyber


9 simple steps to staying safe online during the festive season

November 28, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Cybercrime is on the rise as more and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet. And with the holidays nearing, cybercriminals usually target their victims using phishing emails scams that look like special offers. James Lyne, global head of


Guest blog: Best practices for remote and branch office (ROBOs) data protection

November 7, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, Middle East and SAARC, Veeam Software explains why business and IT leaders need to get to grips with the unique needs of remote offices and branch offices. ———————————— WE’VE ALL heard about fantastic new data centre technologies, but all too often it looks like


Guest comment by Darkmatter: The hack of Yahoo accounts, and the 700 days it took to be discovered

September 26, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

By Eric Eifert, Senior Vice President – Managed Security Services, DarkMatter On Thursday, 22 September 22, 2016, Yahoo confirmed that hackers stole the personal data associated with at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. Details including names, passwords, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were taken


Opinion: Intel Security opinion piece. Why enterprises need a multi-layer approach to public cloud security

September 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Scott Montgomery is vice president and chief technology officer of public sector at Intel Security. He runs worldwide government certification efforts and works with industry and government thought leaders and worldwide public sector customers to ensure that technology, standards, and implementations meet information security and privacy