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.

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