UAE’s Khalifa University students present research on cyber security

August 14, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – The UAE’s Khalifa University has announced that five students from its MSc in Information Security and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering programs and two Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering students recently presented research on cyber security. Cyber security is a major area

Kids exposing whole family to financial fraud by risky web surfing

August 8, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Children who are unaware of “surfing safe” can expose the whole family to financial fraud by using shared family devices, according to an online financial crime expert. Padmanabhan SV, chief technology officer at Noor Bank, said internet security is more of an issue for young

Security chiefs want tighter border control

August 1, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

GCC – The heads of Arab customs and border, seaports and airports security have called for a special security force to protect border ports of entry and their staff from terrorist attacks. During their 13th conference and a concurrent joint meeting, the officials urged for enhancing

Sheikh Abdullah and John Kerry discuss terrorism and GCC-EU summit

July 25, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

BELGIUM – Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met the US secretary of state John Kerry in Brussels where the two diplomats discussed ways to counter terrorism. Sheikh Abdullah led the UAE delegation to the GCC-EU summit held in the Belgian capital,

UAE embassy in US warns nationals to avoid demo areas

July 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The UAE embassy in the United States has urged UAE nationals who are visiting the US, to stay away from known protest areas and demonstrations while in the country. The appeal came in a tweet posted by the embassy in the aftermath of a

Irish inmate tried to get back into prison with 300 CTTV cameras after being locked out

May 5, 2016 By Emma Procter

IRELAND – In a bizarre story from overseas, a young inmate desperately tried to get back into a cell block at a new €45m prison in Cork, Ireland, after being left locked into an exercise yard overnight. New control procedures are expected to be put in

New US system finds security flaws in popular web apps

April 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – US researchers have created a new system that can quickly comb through tens of thousands of lines of application code to find security flaws in popular web-based apps, reports The Economic Times (India). The system, developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), uses a

US senate agrees to tighten up airport security

April 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Following the Brussels Airport bombings, the US Senate has agreed to approve a series of new security measures as part of its recent reauthorisation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – including expanding the TSA PreCheck programme to concentrate checks on other passengers