Cyber Attacks Ahead

Survey shows cyber breaches still massive concern for Fortune 500 companies

August 10, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – According to a recent 2015 Fortune 500 CEO survey, 66 per cent of respondents believe cyber security is one of the greatest threats for their business, These days, an increasing amount of sensitive data migrates to the Cloud and gets accessed remotely, which directly increases the


Cyber criminals hack into American Airlines, Sabre systems

By Emma Procter

US – Hackers have infiltrated the computer systems of travel reservations distributor Sabre and carrier American Airlines, but the companies have denied any sensitive information was taken. The incident was consistent with incursions by China-based hackers that recently targeted insurer Anthem and the US government’s personnel office, according to Bloomberg, which first reported


Access control firm Paxton Access makes Sunday Times International Track 200 list

August 6, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK – Paxton Access, a global designer and manufacturer of electronic access control and door entry systems, has ranked 175th in the Sunday Times International Track 200.The award ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available


Security lockdown as seventeen killed in Saudi mosque bombing

By Emma Procter

KSA – A bombing at a mosque in Saudi Arabia has killed 17 people, the official Al-Ekhbariya news channel has reported. A Saudi Interior Ministry official told the Associated Press that the bomb ripped through a mosque that was being used by security officials. The official, who


Middle East Cyber Security Summit, Oman, to tackle regional security issues

By Emma Procter

UAE – Cyber threats are a global phenomenon and are continually developing in sophistication and impact, despite the advances in cyber security technologies and practice. National and international governments in the region are determined to create a secure digital environment, but these initiatives are fragmented, tactical, and reactive. Given this scenario, The Middle

Bank Sohar in Oman opts for attendance solution from Touchless Biometric Systems AG.

July 26, 2015 By Emma Procter

OMAN – Bank Sohar in Oman has selected the 3D-Touchless finger scanning technology for time and attendance recording from Swiss firm Touchless Biometric Systems AG. The bank has installed the system at its HQ in Muscat and rolled it our in its branches across Oman. The bank


Tyco Security Products releases new victor VMS with new incident reporting toolkit

By Emma Procter

UK –– Tyco Security Products, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, has released the newest version of the victor Video Management System (VMS), which manages live/recorded video from all of Tyco Security Products’ recorders, as well as Kantech and Software House access control systems, DCS intrusion solutions

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All regional fire safety eyes on upcoming inaugural OFSEC show in Oman

By Emma Procter

OMAN – Fire professionals and consultants from around the region and beyond will be heading to Oman soon for its new comprehensive exhibition on Fire, Safety and Security – OFSEC 2015 – being held from 14-16 September 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat. OFSEC 2015 is