Experts say US a ‘sitting duck’ for cyber criminals due to security holes

July 20, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – In the month since a widespread computer systems breach at the Office of Personnel Management was revealed, specialised teams have been racing to plug the most glaring of the security holes in government computer networks and prevent more thefts of personal information, financial data and

Dubai school gets full Hikvision CCTV fit outs to 60 buses

July 16, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – The National Charity School in Al Garhoud Dubai has kitted out its fleet of school buses with the latest technology from Hikvision. Sixty large single and double-decker buses carry the majority of the children and each is fitted with Hikvision DVRs and either 2

Ministry of Environment and Water attends Paris conference on preventing biological threats

July 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water attended the Global Conference on Biological Threat Reduction held recently at Maison De La Chimie in Paris, France to discuss ways to strengthen links between the health and security sectors, reported Gulf News newspaper. The conference talked

Maritime security experts to gather for QMARSEC conference

July 6, 2015 By Emma Procter

QATAR – Experts in maritime security will gather in Doha in October for the third annual QMARSEC conference, which will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel under the theme “The Future of Automatic Identification System (AIS) Technologies and Deployments”. The annual QMARSEC conference provides a forum

Dubai authorities deny mosque metal detectors report

By Emma Procter

UAE – Dubai authorities have denied there are plans to install security metal detectors in the emirate’s mosques. The comment came in response to a video that has gone viral on social media that purports to show walk-through airport-style metal detectors being installed in a Dubai

Chinese internet security firm Qihoo gets US $9 billion buyout offer from CEO

June 29, 2015 By Emma Procter

CHINA – China’s Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd, a provider of internet security products and popular mobile browser, has received a US $9.1 billion offer from a group led by its chief executive to buy out its public shareholders. The offer for Qihoo’s US-traded shares is

Cisco: Middle East must embrace Internet of Everything

June 12, 2015 By Emma Procter

  UAE – The recent inaugural Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) 2015 event in Dubai was used as a platform by Cisco executives to call for Middle East organisations to embrace the Internet of Everything (IoE) era by adopting strategies to become fully digitised. “In the


Appointment news: New Security Manager for Dubai’s ‘Safest Hotel’

June 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Abdulla Buti Ali Buti Al Dhaffri Al Mheiri (pictured) has been appointed as the new Security Manager for Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai. Abdullah is a UAE national with years of experience and knowledge in security operations, which will help the hotel to keep its