UAE appoints first Artificial Intelligence minister

October 23, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The UAE has appointed the country’s first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in a cabinet reshuffle that saw several new appointments. “Today we announce the appointment of a minister for artificial intelligence. The next global wave is artificial intelligence and we want the UAE

Dubai airport’s new virtual border coming soon

October 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reports that in the coming years those arriving at Dubai airport can expect “a 100 per cent virtual border where human contact is absent”. The real implementation challenge isn’t tech but working out how, at a time of heightening

Sharjah police launch ambitious new security plan

October 4, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The Sharjah Police have a launched a futuristic security project to plan and prepare for the security situation in the emirate up until 2030. The crime rate in the emirate is expected to decrease by 17 per cent by then. According to the project,

UAE donates 15 vehicles to Security Department in Lahij Governorate, Yemen

September 5, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The UAE has donated 15 vehicles to the Security Department of Lahij Governorate to improve the local security situation, as part of its efforts to promote security and stability in the various governorates of Yemen. Brigadier Saleh Al Sayed, Director-General of the Lahij Security

UAE Banks Federation shares tip for protecting against fraud

August 31, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE Banks Federation (UBF), a professional body representing 48-member banks operating in the UAE, has shared some easy-to-implement tips which can help residents in the UAE protect themselves against certain types of fraud. The tips were compiled by the Fraud Prevention Committee, a

Lebanon to adopt biometric passports for diplomats

August 23, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

LEBANON – Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced a plan Monday to supply all diplomatic figures in Lebanon with biometric passports to match international standards. “These passports can be used in all the embassies in the world,” Bassil said during an announcement held at the Foreign Ministry

SANS survey names top threats to industrial control systems

August 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – SANS Institute’s annual survey of industrial control systems (ICS) has revealed that the introduction of unprotected devices into sensitive ICS networks and ransomware are now among the top threats that organizations face in securing critical infrastructure. In addition, 69% of respondents stated that the

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