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ONVIF: 2017 at a glance – cyber security, safe cities and interoperability

January 22, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Special comment to SSN Gulf by Per Björkdahl, ONVIF Steering Committee Chair PHYSICAL SECURITY is now on almost everyone’s agenda and the general understanding of the need for security is higher than ever. Though physical security has long been regarded as a necessity, and sometimes pejoratively,


Intersec to see public launch of Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) at conference

January 15, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where leading decision makers will discuss a new law governing the emirate’s security industry framework, guidelines and expectations. The SIRA Forum takes place on January


SSL inspection: Uncovering the cyber threats in traffic

January 10, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Mohammed Al-Moneer, regional director, MENA at A10 Networks assesses the cyber threats in SSL Traffic (Secure Sockets Layer – SSL – is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser.) The current state of insecurity Encrypted traffic accounts


IDEX Conference 2017 to attract key defense and security experts

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – IDEX Conference 2017, part of the International Defense Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2017) and Naval Defense Exhibition (NAVDEX 2017), is set to draw the participation of several leading security and defense decision makers and experts from across the world. Themed ‘Disrupting Innovation in Defense and


Cyber security needs to be on every organisation’s agenda for 2017 says Mimecast

January 2, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

Matthew Gardiner (pictured), Senior Product Marketing Manager of Mimecast, warns that cyber security issues cannot be put off any longer in 2017. THERE’S NO REASON to believe that 2017 will be any better for cybersecurity than it was in 2016. If anything 2017 will be even


Meet the Milestone Systems community at the biggest ever Intersec Dubai 2017

December 22, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – Milestone Systems, the leading open platform company in video management software (VMS), will be celebrating its MEA successes at Intersec, 22-24th January 2017 in Dubai. For the 8th consecutive year, Milestone will be highlighting the latest solutions based on open platform technology and showcase


How Hyatt Hotels set a global security standard with Milestone Systems video

December 10, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

GCC – Well known in the Middle East as a luxury hospitality brand, Hyatt Hotels owns and manages hundreds of properties worldwide. However, until 2013 they had no standardised CCTV security platform. This presented different challenges. Disparate video management software across different sites was not efficient


Intersec focus: GCC education sector adopting biometric cloud-based systems

December 5, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – A Dubai university’s cloud-based biometric time attendance system is growing in popularity across the GCC, as the regional education sector joins other industries adopting new technology to boost safety and security. The Hult International Business School in Dubai was the first to test Swiss