Cyber criminals hack into American Airlines, Sabre systems

August 10, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – Hackers have infiltrated the computer systems of travel reservations distributor Sabre and carrier American Airlines, but the companies have denied any sensitive information was taken. The incident was consistent with incursions by China-based hackers that recently targeted insurer Anthem and the US government’s personnel office, according to Bloomberg, which first reported


Middle East Cyber Security Summit, Oman, to tackle regional security issues

August 6, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Cyber threats are a global phenomenon and are continually developing in sophistication and impact, despite the advances in cyber security technologies and practice. National and international governments in the region are determined to create a secure digital environment, but these initiatives are fragmented, tactical, and reactive. Given this scenario, The Middle


New Vice President EMEA for enterprise data security firm Vormetric

July 26, 2015 By Emma Procter

GCC – Vormetric – an enterprise data security company for physical, virtual, big data and cloud environments – has appointed Louise Bulman as Vice President and General Manager, EMEA. Reporting directly to the company’s VP of global sales, Stephen Driggers, Bulman will have responsibility for driving


SGW to hold security projects course in September for surveyors, security managers

July 20, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Consultancy firm SGW will be holding a Security Projects Course from 15-17 September for individuals who are planning to study for the ASIS International Physical Security Professional (PSP) Certification Programme or those who will be in the future exposed to undertaking security surveys, planning a major


UAE historical archives safe and secure with new Telectron surveillance system

By Emma Procter

UAE – The United Arab Emirates’ precious historical materials are now fully secure thanks to a state-of-the-art surveillance system. Designed and set up in the National Archives by the Abu Dhabi-based fire and security engineering firm Telectron, the system provides alarm notifications, round-the-clock visual surveillance and archives all


Everyday camera range unveiled by Bosch

June 29, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Bosch has updated its range of IP cameras to make it easy for small and medium-sized businesses to set up professional video surveillance solutions. The new FLEXIDOME IP 4000 and FLEXIDOME IP 5000 cameras claim to set new standards in image quality, ease of installation and

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Internet of Things tech to be key feature of Smart Dubai’s development

By Emma Procter

UAE – Smart buildings using Internet of Things (IoT) technology are likely to feature prominently in the next phases of Smart Dubai’s development strategy, according to Ahmad bin Byat, Smart Dubai’s chairman. “Having smarter buildings will enable customers to manage their energy bills better, as well


Castel debuts full-IP audio video intercom monitor at IFSEC 2015

June 8, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK – British intercom and access control systems firm Castel has released its first IP audio video intercom monitor designed for small to medium-sized offices and service industry buildings at IFSEC 2015. The latest addition to the XELLIP range of intercom access and audio video products, the