Jordan and Switzerland sign security agreement

May 23, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

JORDAN – Jordan and Switzerland have just signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance political and security consultations, and boost cooperation. The MoU was signed by Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs Ayman Safadi and his Swiss counterpart ‎Didier Burkhalter‎, who reiterated the two countries’

Home security salesman murder trial begins in US

May 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

US – Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a salesman charged with fatally shooting a potential customer at his front door. Richard Amezquita, 35, is on trial for the slaying of Kerry O’Toole, 53, for a November 2015 shooting that left an upscale Northside neighbourhood

Pay with your phone or watch in UAE with Samsung

April 29, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Samsung is changing the way people pay, with the launch of its digital wallet service — Samsung Pay — on smartphones and smartwatches in the UAE. The UAE will become the first country in the Middle East and 14th in the world to introduce the

Emirates Airline cuts flights to US, citing Trump’s security rules

April 25, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Emirates Airline says it is reducing its number of US-bound flights because security restrictions imposed by the Trump administration have weakened demand in Middle East countries. The Dubai-based carrier will pare back flights to five of the 12 US cities it serves. Flights to

UAE Cyber Quest Competition tests students’ skills

April 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Drones and car hacking, programming, cyber attacks methods and defensive mechanisms were part of the exercises given to pupils taking part in the electronic systems competition, aimed at raising cyber security awareness. The UAE Cyber Quest Competition brought together 90 students from 110 mid

Active Network names new CEO, Executive Chairman

April 4, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Leading global provider of intelligence solutions, Active Network, has appointed Dana Jones as CEO. Jones joined Active Network in October 2016 as President and has since led the company’s growth strategy and sales across its three major business units. Darko Dejanovic, who has been

UAE Aviation head admits ‘surprise’ at laptop ban

March 27, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

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

TRA foils more than 1000 cyber attacks in 2016

March 21, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

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.