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Guest Blog by GE Digital Wurldtech: Internet of Things – Securing gateways to connected environments

August 29, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Guest blog by Tom Le, Executive Director, Cyber, GE Digital Wurldtech – he looks at securing connected environments. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have transformed global communications and businesses operations. To be competitive, organizations must be connected. Gartner forecasts that 6.4


Fine for failure to install security systems in Sharjah as emirate aims to boost safety for city

August 22, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Gulf News has reported that Sharjah Police will start imposing fines on establishments which fail to install security systems in their premises. The fines range between Dh2,000 and Dh20,000, depending on the type of the violation. The penalty will be doubled if the violation is

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Life safety and security firm Intertek discusses the challenges of the GCC’s construction sector

August 8, 2016 By Emma Procter

Mike Luna, Business Line Leader, Building & Construction and Electrical, MENAP, at Intertek, describes how the company’s life safety and security services have evolved – and the unique challenges and opportunities posed by this region. Can you describe in your own words the Intertek scope of business in the


Cyber firm DarkMatter to signal global ambitions with major presence at Black Hat USA

August 1, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of this year’s Black Hat USA, taking place in Las Vegas, between 30 July – 4 August.. The sponsorship marks the largest international event DarkMatter has participated in to date, with Black Hat


Terror attacks in Europe malls making global brands nervous, heightened security expected

July 25, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

GERMANY – Attacks such as the one in a Munich shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald’s Friday may lead mall owners to increase their security or even persuade global brands to focus expansion plans on the U.S. rather than Europe. Retail industry experts also said that

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GCC authorities warn of Pokemon Go security risks as gaming fever takes over

July 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

GCC – Authorities in Kuwait and the UAE have warned of security dangers to playing the wildly successful new smartphone app Pokemon GO. Users must resist the urge to point camera phones at Pikachu popping out in front of the Kuwaiti Emir’s palace, mosques, oil facilities or

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Ahmed Rezk at Aruba Networks assesses the threats faced in the era of BYOD and IoT

July 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Ahmed Rezk (pictured), Channel Systems Engineering Manager, Middle-East and Turkey at Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company) looks at the threats faced by IT departments in the era of BYOD and IoT NAVIGATING THE landscape of enterprise security can be daunting – the threats typically fly under


Case study: Aeroport de Cherbourg Maupertus in France adopts Paxton’s Net2 access control

July 4, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

FRANCE – In a time when airport security is the red hot issue, check out this recent airport security case study supplied to SSN Gulf by Paxton Access. Where Located on the coast of Normandy, France, Cherbourg Airport was founded in 1960. It is managed by