UAE – The chairman of the UAE’s aviation authority has expressed his “surprise” after local airports were included in a US ban on laptops and tablets being carried onto aircraft cabins. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority, said in a
UAE – The Computer Emergency Readiness Team (aeCERT) of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) successfully foiled 1,054 cyber attacks in 2016. ”The cyber attacks sought to deface and block government websites, including denial of service, hacking, deception, fraud, and identity and document theft,” said Eng.
UK – Security is holidaymakers’ main consideration when choosing a destination, a research report released by Bournemouth University, UK and travel search site Travelzoo said. “Since Tunisia happened, safety and security has moved higher and higher up the agenda,” Travelzoo’s European President Richard Singer told Reuters, adding
INDIA – Major news outlets have reported that Indian cyber security is under threat as there is no shield for malware. As per a report in the Economic Times, devices which have been installed to protect systems from malware and cyber attacks are below par. The
FRANCE – The Louvre has reopened to the public after a machete-wielding assailant was shot by soldiers in Paris last week. In drizzly weather, tourists filed by armed police and soldiers outside the central Paris museum, which had been closed immediately after Friday’s attack. The attacker
UAE – Security guards in Dubai will be given a pay rise and better training thanks to a new law, said the emirate’s Security Industry Regulatory Authority (Sira). Under Law 12: 2016, basic monthly salaries will rise to Dh1,920 from Dh1,440. Companies will also be required
UAE – A security guard thought he was being fined by a police officer when he was in fact being robbed, prosecutors told Dubai Criminal Court last week, reports The National. The 22-year-old Indian guard said he was sitting on a staircase in Al Riffa at
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