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.

UK report says security is holidaymakers’ main concern

March 12, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

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

Indian cyber security at risk from malware, says report

February 27, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

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

The Louvre Paris reopens to public after machete attack

February 8, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

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

Steps to better salaries and training for Dubai security guards

January 31, 2017 By Emma Procter

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

Security guard in Dubai ‘robbed of cash by con man posing as police officer’

January 22, 2017 By Emma Procter

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

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