Around 4.000 security staff for New Year’s Eve in Dubai

January 2, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – New Year’s Eve saw thousands of security and emergency staff deployed across Dubai. Due to an expanded line-up of fireworks from 160 separate locations across Dubai, at least two million revellers turned up to various locations in Dubai, with more than 650,000 people attending the

UAE strongly condemns terrorist shooting in Jordan

December 20, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

JORDAN – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has strongly condemned the shooting which targeted police patrols in the southern city of Karak, Jordan killing a number of members of the security forces. A UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation statement underlined the UAE firm

San Francisco transport targeted in ransomware attack

December 12, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – A security breach at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) last month, which resulted in it having to offer a free service to customers on the public transit system over the Thanksgiving weekend, certainly provides food for thought, given the financial impact and

DarkMatter to help Islamic Banking manage cyber risk at WIBC

December 5, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, is participating at the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) 2016, taking place between now at the ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Manama, Bahrain. DarkMatter is the Cyber Security Innovation Partner to the event. Celebrating its

Faulty city surveillance cameras fail to capture crimes in Pittsburgh, US

November 14, 2016 By Emma Procter

US – About 20% of the surveillance cameras in the city of Pittsburgh, US either don’t work or are pointed in the wrong direction. That’s according to US media outlet Target 11, who reported that there are at least three incidents in which the cameras could’ve helped

Dubai security guard gets life for stabbing murder

November 7, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – A Dubai security guard stabbed his roommate to death after catching him by surprise in their shared room. The Egyptian guard, 45, stabbed his Nepalese victim in the back and chest in Al Qusais in December last year. At Dubai Criminal Court in February, the

Paladion showcases financial security solution at infosec conference

November 1, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

QATAR – Paladion, a leading cyber security management provider, showcased its new security management framework at the just concluded Qatar Central Bank’s 3rd Annual Information Security Conference for the Financial Sector in Doha, Qatar. The event was held yesterday at Sheraton Doha. Paladion’s CyberActive security management

Guidance Software to showcase digital forensic security solutions in Egypt

October 27, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

EGYPT – Forensic security firm Guidance Software, the makers of EnCase, has announced its participation in the fifth regional cyber security summit to be held from 30 October to 01 November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Guidance will use the event as a platform to educate enterprises and