Electronic devices ban on flights to US from Abu Dhabi lifted

July 4, 2017 By Lauren

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 Lauren

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 Lauren

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

Sheikh Mohammed launches Dubai cyber security strategy

June 6, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has launched the Dubai Cyber Security

Pelco begins huge US summer roadshow

June 1, 2017 By Lauren

US – Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global leader in surveillance and security products and technologies, has initiated a massive Roadshow Tour across the USA and Canada commencing this summer. The extensive Road Show schedule covers more than 25 cities featuring both half and full day

Jordan and Switzerland sign security agreement

May 23, 2017 By Lauren

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 Lauren

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 Lauren

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