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AESG on streamlining data centre operations with commissioning

September 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Gary Williams, Director of Commissioning at AESG discusses why fundamental systems in a DC including power, cooling, fire suppression, security, and management need to be properly commissioned and tested and the benefits this exercise brings. APPLICATIONS AND data are the lifeblood of business today and modern

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When Androids attack: Protecting against WireX Botnet DDoS threats

September 5, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks assesses a new mobile threat involving apps… IT APPEARS Mirai may have some competition. And its name is WireX. Google recently removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after researchers found that the apps in question were secretly

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Milestone CEO Lars Thinggaard on inspirational people and building his own compass

August 31, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

DENMARK – Milestone Systems’ President & CEO, Lars Thinggaard, sets his own course for good leadership. He is a leader who forges his own path. If he anticipates that the atmosphere during a management meeting might become a bit tense, he brings ‘scream pillows’. Then the

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Milestone launches new instructor led Solution Design course

August 22, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Milestone Systems, the globally leading company in open platform IP video management software (VMS), has launched a new, instructor led, Solution Design training course for security professionals who have the direct responsibility to design complex Milestone surveillance systems. The course is also well suited

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As hacking breaches rise, BeyondTrust lists the best practices for privileged access management

August 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), a whopping 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. One way for organizations to avoid such attacks is by deploying a robust Privileged Access Management (PAM) solution. Here, John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle

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How mergers and acquisitions can open the door to cyber threats

August 6, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

While mergers and acquisitions propel companies forward, the M&A process also fuels significant opportunities for cyber criminals. Alistair Paterson, Digital Shadows’ CEO and Co-Founder takes a closer look… MERGERS AND acquisitions (M&A) can be exciting, offering companies a significant platform for growth. According to the Deloitte M&A Index

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Comment by Digital Shadows: Know where to find your digital risk

July 26, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows, discusses how in today’s cyber-risk world, criminal forums exist everywhere – meaning focusing only on the dark web won’t give you a comprehensive view of your digital risk. APPROXIMATELY 250 YEARS ago Samuel Johnson said: “The next best

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STME warns UAE business to protect IT systems after Wannacry, 50% not secured

July 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE — STME – a leading Middle East IT solutions provider and systems integrator – has issued a strong warning to the region’s business community about the potential vulnerability of IT systems following the global Wannacry attack in May 2017. It is estimated the attack affected