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Ring and X-cite by Alghanim Electronics to provide preventative home security devices in Kuwait

April 29, 2018 By Imogen Lillywhite

KUWAIT – Neighbourhood security firm Ring recently announced a partnership agreement with X-cite by Alghanim Electronics, Kuwait’s largest electronic retailer, to distribute Ring’s innovative security devices. The partnership will help Ring expand its reach across the Kuwait market. Announcing the partnership, Mohammad Meraj Hoda, Vice President –


Milestone Systems delivers strong revenue growth in 2017

April 11, 2018 By SSN Gulf Staff

DENMARK – Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has again delivered strong results as indicated by the 2017 financial report. A solid growth of 24% over 2016 was achieved. Net revenue was DKK 881M (EUR 118M), an increase of 24%

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Akamai internet report shows botnets shift focus to credential abuse

February 28, 2018 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Newly released data that analysed more than 7.3 trillion bot requests per month found a sharp increase in the threat of credential abuse, with more than 40 percent of login attempts being malicious, according to the Fourth Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet /


Two thirds of ME bank CEO’s face axe over cyber security

February 14, 2018 By Emma Procter

UAE – Two thirds of bank chief executives (71%) in the Middle East could be at risk of losing their jobs because they are not managing cyber security risks effectively, according to a new report. Research shows that only 29% of Middle East banks with assets of more than US


Data Loss Prevention – the Foundation for a Data-Centric Security Strategy in 2018

February 7, 2018 By SSN Gulf Staff

Thomas Fischer (pictured), Global Security Advocate at Digital Guardian explains why Data Loss Prevention (DLP) should be the foundation for a data-centric security strategy in 2018. He lays out the steps organizations should consider when deploying a DLP solution. AS BUSINESSES continue to go ‘digital’, we find


Security spending to hit $96 billion globally in 2018, says Gartner

January 22, 2018 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – According to research firm Gartner, worldwide security spending will reach US $96 billion in 2018, up eight per cent from 2017. In addition, spending on information security technology and services in the MENA region was estimated to have reached $1.8 billion in 2017, an increase of


Firms to review internal IT security as UAE tech grows rapidly

January 11, 2018 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – As IT becomes more prominent in the UAE economy, more and more internal connections between people and systems are created, all of which need to be secured The UAE recently appointment the world’s first minister of artificial intelligence (AI), as the country sets on a path

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Over two billion personal data records leaked from high tech companies in 2016

December 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – InfoWatch Analytical Center has released a report on data leaks from high-tech companies in 2016, according to which the world saw approximately 30% growth in the number of such leaks and more than an eight-fold increase in the volume of compromised data. The high-tech