Home security salesman murder trial begins in US

May 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

US – Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a salesman charged with fatally shooting a potential customer at his front door. Richard Amezquita, 35, is on trial for the slaying of Kerry O’Toole, 53, for a November 2015 shooting that left an upscale Northside neighbourhood

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WannaCry attack minimised by regional non-working day

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The impact from the largest global cyber attack ever on the UAE and across the wider region was luckily minimal as it took place on a non-working day [Friday] for most organisations, industry experts said. But Bilal Baig, Technical Lead for Mediterranean, Middle East,

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Guest opinion: WannaCry ransomware is a wake-up call for organizations everywhere

By Emma Procter

In light of the WannaCry ransomware which has created mayhem in the cyber world, Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management at Mimecast says it is time for organizations and individuals to take action to improve their cyber resilience immediately  ——————————— THE GLOBAL reach and considerable impact of the

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Cisco encourages female students with tech programme

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Cisco recently hosted its annual Girls Power Tech event at its Dubai office, where more than 60 female students from several schools had the opportunity to interact with technology professionals, Cisco executives, other women role models and peers. Aligned with the UN’s global Girls in

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Axis introduces store optimization and loss prevention solutions

May 9, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Following the long-term partnership with and subsequent acquisition of the video analytics application company Cognimatics, Axis Communications has fully integrated Cognimatics applications with Axis network cameras, audio, and access control products. In doing so Axis now can introduce new and comprehensive store optimization and

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Only 2% of printers secure says HP, making them easy targets for hackers

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – 3D printing is a game-changing innovation and will revolutionise the global manufacturing industry in the coming years, a top executive of HP said in a report with Khaleej Times. Nick Lazaridis, HP president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said a lot more can be

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The Chairman & CEO of RedSeal makes the case for a new cyber defense strategy

By SSN Gulf Staff

Ray Rothrock, Chairman & CEO of RedSeal, makes the case for a new cyber defense strategy – digital resilience.  WHO SAYS PREVENTION is better than cure? Since the advent of networks and hacking, prevention, coupled with detection, has been the primary cyber strategy to counter cyber attacks.

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Canada plea to security camera makers after school streaming

By SSN Gulf Staff

CANADA – Canada’s privacy commissioner will once again press companies that make security cameras to strengthen privacy on their devices so users don’t unwittingly stream personal images on the internet. “We are actually going to be sending letters and reaching out the manufacturers in the very near future,” said Jennifer Rees-Jones, a