Rabih Dabboussi General Manager Cisco UAE_8

Cisco introduces first fully integrated, threat focused next gen firewall to help companies better manage risk

February 21, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – As global companies embrace new digital business opportunities, cyber security is regularly cited as a top concern impeding growth and innovation. To give businesses the confidence to pursue digital opportunities to enable growth, Cisco has made security a top priority and is today announcing innovations

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Researchers show hack lets phones ‘eavesdrop and make premium calls’

February 16, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – A report by BBC News has said that security researchers have hacked a phone to show how it is possible to eavesdrop on conversations and make premium calls on someone else’s line. The problem affects voice-over-internet-protocol (Voip) phones, commonly installed by businesses, when default

John N  Stewart Senior Vice President Chief Security and Trust Officer Cisco

Cisco annual security report reveals a decline in defender confidence and increased Impact of Industrialised attackers

January 25, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – The just released Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report, which examines threat intelligence and cyber security trends, reveals that only 45 percent of organisations worldwide are confident in their security posture as today’s attackers launch more sophisticated, bold and resilient campaigns. While executives may be


Napco Security Technologies rating Increased to hold at Zacks Investment Research

January 18, 2016 By Emma Procter

US – Napco Security Technologies was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Sunday, MarketBeat.com reports. Napco is a diversified manufacturer of security products, including access control systems, door-locking products, intrusion and fire alarm systems and


Fatal inaction: the crane collapse deaths in KSA last year show how far construction site safety has to go

January 7, 2016 By Emma Procter

KSA – There is no arguing that it was a bad end to 2015 for the construction sector in Saudi Arabia. A much broadcasted catastrophe – the tower crane collapse in the Holy City of Mecca in September that killed 107 people inside the Grand Mosque


Home Security system market to surpass 13% growth with security cameras contributing max growth to 2019

December 27, 2015 By Emma Procter

GCC – The global home security system market is projected to grow at a rate of above 13% according to the Global Home Security System Market 2015-2019 report, as the rising incidents of security concerns have led to increased safety measures by residential dwellings. Advancement in technology and


New survey suggests 50 per cent of UAE firms seeing cyber security breaches

December 21, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – According to just released media reports, a whopping 50 per cent of Only 50 per cent of firms in the UAE have been reporting cyber security breaches in the past 12 months. A KPMG 2015 UAE Cyber Security Survey has found that firms under


Critical areas of security lacking for many US retailers, according to report from Bay Analytics

December 14, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – According to a new report sponsored by American security analytics firm Bay Dynamics, there are some critical areas of security where retailers are lacking. According to the report, which was conducted by Osterman Research and surveyed IT decision makers at 125 US retail organisations,