US alarm monitoring brand Monitronics changes its name

October 3, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – American alarm monitoring firm Monitronics has rebranded, changing the company name to MONI and rolling out a new marketing effort. “One thing that’s obviously really important to us in the new brand is to preserve our ongoing relationships with our existing dealers,” Bruce Mungiguerra, MONI’s senior

Information security profs to gather for RSA Conference in Abu Dhabi

September 26, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, has announced the agenda for RSA Conference 2016 Abu Dhabi, which includes a broad spectrum of sessions and workshops. The Conference will be held from 15-16 November 2016 at Emirates Palace Hotel. RSA Conference 2016

Top regional security award for Gulf Air

September 19, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

BAHRAIN – Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air said one of its senior executives has received top recognition at the National Security Middle East Conference & Award 2016 held recently in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr Jassim Haji, the director of Information Technology at Gulf Air, was honoured

Johnson Controls and Tyco merger final

September 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

IRELAND – Johnson Controls, a provider of building efficiency solutions, has completed its merger with Tyco, a provider of fire and security solutions, marking a major turning point for both companies. The new company offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, technologies and integrated solutions for the buildings and energy

CCTV captures kidnapping of son of ‘El Chappo’ in Mexico

August 22, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

MEXICO – Authorities have released the videos captured by security cameras of the kidnapping of the son of “El Chapo” Guzman and other five people in Jalisco, Mexico. In the images analysed by the State Attorney’s, there were nine women and eight men sitting at a

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