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

Tom Le

Guest Blog by GE Digital Wurldtech: Internet of Things – Securing gateways to connected environments

August 29, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Guest blog by Tom Le, Executive Director, Cyber, GE Digital Wurldtech – he looks at securing connected environments. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have transformed global communications and businesses operations. To be competitive, organizations must be connected. Gartner forecasts that 6.4


Five essential tips for keeping your e-commerce business and clients safe from hackers

August 22, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

IF YOU have an e-commerce business you may be concerned about security. Expert Dianna Labrien from has published five essential tips for staying safe… ——————————————————– Have a system in place for purging customer data The best way to ensure that your data is not vulnerable to hackers

Cherif Sleiman

Guest blog: 5 tips for improving company network security

August 14, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Cherif Sleiman (pictured), General Manager, MEA at US technology firm Infoblox identifies the top 5 ways regional enterprises can combat information leaks and network hacking… IN MAY this year, we posted results of our ‘network protection survey’, which looked – among other things – at best practices in companies

Michael Netterberg Solution Architect Networking Aruba a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Guest blog: Adaptive trust – a new defence for secure enterprise mobility in the Middle East

July 4, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Michael Netterberg, Solution Architect, Networking at Aruba Networks (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) looks at BYOD, cloud and the Internet of Things and how they are changing enterprise defence plans to guard against points of attack inside the network perimeter… —— AN HR DIRECTOR, A SALESPERSON visiting with


The Top 10 values of video surveillance, according to the experts

May 21, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Storage innovator and security tech firm Pivot 3 lists (in case you’ve forgotten) the top ten values offered by video surveillance systems… 1 INCIDENT DETERRENCE The presence of a camera or public view monitor can reduce the likelihood of criminal or fraudulent activity. 2 LOSS

Rene Paap Product Marketing Manager A10 Networks

Guest blog by A10 Networks: It’s a trap! Preparing for smokescreen DDoS attacks

May 16, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Guest blog: Rene Paap (pictured), product marketing manager, A10 Networks assesses the threat from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks… THE THREAT landscape is more complex than ever, and establishing a cybersecurity strategy in 2016 entails accounting for a number of different factors. Hackers will employ a variety