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Innovative UAE firm DarkMatter enters secure communications market

February 21, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announced its entry into the secure communications market with the introduction of its Voice and Chat application for iOS and Android. The application provides end-to-end secure communications, based on the latest advancements in cryptography,

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Five tips for business travellers to bank securely online as cybercrime soars globally

By SSN Gulf Staff

Online banking — by computer or by phone — is now as common a way to access your accounts as stopping at an ATM. But with cyber crime soaring globally regular international business travellers need to be cautious of how, where, and when they log on

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Apollo acquires ADT for US $7 billion in merger deal

February 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – According to news just out, private equity firm Apollo Global Management has acquired ADT for nearly US $7 billion and will merge it with another home security company, Protection 1. Apollo, which owns Protection 1 parent Prime Security Services Borrower LLC  will pay $42 per share of ADT,

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UAE set to host the region’s foremost platform for security and national resilience

February 16, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the United Arab Emirates will be hosting the seventh edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi

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Researchers show hack lets phones ‘eavesdrop and make premium calls’

By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – A report by BBC News has said that security researchers have hacked a phone to show how it is possible to eavesdrop on conversations and make premium calls on someone else’s line. The problem affects voice-over-internet-protocol (Voip) phones, commonly installed by businesses, when default

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Spanish security app wins award in Dubai

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE– A mobile app developed by the Spanish interior ministry received in UAE an award for best government mobile app in security. The smart phone app was recognized with this award on the sidelines of the World Government Summit which was held in Dubai and closed

UAE President appoints National Security Advisor

By Emma Procter

UAE – UAE President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan issued a federal decree appointing Shaikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al-Nahyan as National Security Advisor. According to a statement posted on the UAE News Agency (WAM), the new National Security Advisor will be under the authority of the Supreme

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Senior security experts to discuss pressing concerns for the oil and gas industry

By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – Senior Security experts will gather at the International Oil & Gas Security Event 2016 on 11-12 May in London to discuss pressing concerns for the oil and gas security industry. The global energy demand is expected to rise by 50% over the next 25 years