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

Vienna airport to increase security with face scan systems

July 26, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

AUSTRIA — Vienna airport officials say security measures are being increased with the installation of face-scanning systems at passport control points. The Austrian officials said recently the installations will start in December at 50 airport security gates used for entry from outside the Schengen Zone, the

Dh3m of stolen gold recovered by cops in Dubai

July 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Police in Dubai have recovered Dh3 million in gold stolen by masked thugs in a daring armed robbery at an International City gold shop last Wednesday, reports Gulf News. Uniformed police officers raided the thieves’ hideout within 48 hours of the robbery, thwarting the

Jail for trio after Dh10m security van theft attempt

July 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi reports that three men will serve three years in jail each in Dubai for attempting to steal Dh10 million from a security van after stabbing one of the guards in the stomach. At 9pm on August 24 last

Electronic devices ban on flights to US from Abu Dhabi lifted

July 4, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – The US Department of Homeland Security has lifted the electronic devices ban on all flights between Abu Dhabi and the United States, Etihad Airways has announced, reports Arabian Business. The move follows “the successful validation of security measures at the US Pre-clearance facility at

Cisco unveils ‘intuitive’ new network solutions

June 29, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Cisco has unveiled intent-based networking solutions that it says represents one of the most significant breakthroughs in enterprise networking. The introduction is the culmination of Cisco’s vision to create an intuitive system that anticipates actions, stops security threats in their tracks, and continues to

Security firms warn of new cyber threat

June 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Two cyber security companies said they have uncovered a sophisticated piece of malicious software capable of causing power outages by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission, according to a Reuters report. Analysis of the malware, known as Crash Override or Industroyer, indicates