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Guest comment by Darkmatter: The hack of Yahoo accounts, and the 700 days it took to be discovered

September 26, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

By Eric Eifert, Senior Vice President – Managed Security Services, DarkMatter On Thursday, 22 September 22, 2016, Yahoo confirmed that hackers stole the personal data associated with at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. Details including names, passwords, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were taken

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du Cyber Security Conference in October to address cyber security concerns, top expert panel on board

September 19, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – du has announce its third Cyber Security Conference, which will be held on 9 October 2016 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. The event this year will bring together eminent national, regional and international personalities and businesses, and will address cyber security threats as an incumbent urgency

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Opinion: Intel Security opinion piece. Why enterprises need a multi-layer approach to public cloud security

September 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Scott Montgomery is vice president and chief technology officer of public sector at Intel Security. He runs worldwide government certification efforts and works with industry and government thought leaders and worldwide public sector customers to ensure that technology, standards, and implementations meet information security and privacy

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ThreatQuotient enters ME IT security market through partnership deal with Help AG

September 5, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

GCC – Help AG, a leading information security services and solutions provider in the Middle East, has announced the signing of a reseller agreement with ThreatQuotient. As the vendor’s first regional partner, Help AG has achieved the Gold Partner status under ThreatQuotient’s Threat Alliance Program (TAP) and

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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

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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

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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