San Francisco transport targeted in ransomware attack

December 12, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – A security breach at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni) last month, which resulted in it having to offer a free service to customers on the public transit system over the Thanksgiving weekend, certainly provides food for thought, given the financial impact and

DarkMatter to help Islamic Banking manage cyber risk at WIBC

December 5, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, is participating at the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) 2016, taking place between now at the ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Manama, Bahrain. DarkMatter is the Cyber Security Innovation Partner to the event. Celebrating its

Faulty city surveillance cameras fail to capture crimes in Pittsburgh, US

November 14, 2016 By Emma Procter

US – About 20% of the surveillance cameras in the city of Pittsburgh, US either don’t work or are pointed in the wrong direction. That’s according to US media outlet Target 11, who reported that there are at least three incidents in which the cameras could’ve helped

Dubai security guard gets life for stabbing murder

November 7, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – A Dubai security guard stabbed his roommate to death after catching him by surprise in their shared room. The Egyptian guard, 45, stabbed his Nepalese victim in the back and chest in Al Qusais in December last year. At Dubai Criminal Court in February, the

Paladion showcases financial security solution at infosec conference

November 1, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

QATAR – Paladion, a leading cyber security management provider, showcased its new security management framework at the just concluded Qatar Central Bank’s 3rd Annual Information Security Conference for the Financial Sector in Doha, Qatar. The event was held yesterday at Sheraton Doha. Paladion’s CyberActive security management

Guidance Software to showcase digital forensic security solutions in Egypt

October 27, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

EGYPT – Forensic security firm Guidance Software, the makers of EnCase, has announced its participation in the fifth regional cyber security summit to be held from 30 October to 01 November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Guidance will use the event as a platform to educate enterprises and

Business trust in Cloud security sliding says report

October 18, 2016 By Emma Procter

GCC – Information security (InfoSec) professionals trust the cloud even less now than they did last year, despite efforts by cloud-service providers to tighten security, said the annual Cloud Security Survey conducted by the SANS Institute. Cloud computing has been a dominant trend in MENA recent

ONVIF To Speak on IoT, Safe Cities at Security China 2016

October 10, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that representatives from member companies Dahua Technology and Huawei will be speaking on behalf of ONVIF at the 13th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security 2016 (Security China), to be held