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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


UAE space agency and Lockheed Martin to train next gen of space talent

June 27, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – Global technology leader Lockheed Martin has announced the signing of a deal with the UAE Space Agency to launch a comprehensive dual-track space training program for students and early career professionals in space fundamentals. The program was developed as part of Lockheed Martin’s growing collaboration with the


Elite squad of female police officers playing key role in VIP security in Dubai

June 13, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Dubai police has confirmed an elite squad of women police officers is playing a pivotal role in guarding hundreds of VIPs visiting the emirate and providing security during high-profile events, reports Gulf News. Since 2015, officers at the Security Management and VIP Protection Agency


GEZE Middle East opens showroom in Doha, Qatar; part of Qatar 2020 expansion plan

June 6, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

QATAR – GEZE Middle East – a leading developer and manufacturer of construction systems for door, window and safety technology – has added another showroom facility to its lineup in the region. Located in Salwa Road in Doha, Qatar, the 3,000 sq ft facility displays the latest range of GEZE’s automated


Download free whitepaper ‘National Security in the Middle East’ before conference starts

May 23, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

GCC- 2016 will see significant growth in the GCC national security market, driven by the need for security support around massive regional projects such as the Expo 2020 in Dubai, Midfield Terminal Complex in Abu Dhabi and 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. IQPC has recently put

Rene Paap Product Marketing Manager A10 Networks

Guest blog by A10 Networks: It’s a trap! Preparing for smokescreen DDoS attacks

May 16, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Guest blog: Rene Paap (pictured), product marketing manager, A10 Networks assesses the threat from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks… THE THREAT landscape is more complex than ever, and establishing a cybersecurity strategy in 2016 entails accounting for a number of different factors. Hackers will employ a variety