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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


McAfee Labs previews five cybersecurity trends for 2018

December 4, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – McAfee Inc. has released its McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies five key trends to watch in 2018. This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications


60% of info security professionals in region not confident in their company’s preparedness

November 22, 2017 By Zabeen Ahmed

UAE – More than 60 percent of information security professionals in the Middle East are not confident in their company’s preparedness to cope with cybersecurity incidents, according to the latest Global Information Security Workforce Study, highlighted at the (ISC)² Secure Summit MENA held this week in


Biometric payment cards to boost banking security, boom predicted by 2022

November 14, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Biometric technologies are steadily growing their presence in more banking applications, with embedded fingerprint sensor payment cards being the latest addition finally ready to go public. The four major biometric modality technologies are fingerprint, eye, vein, and face recognition. With most smartphones having fingerprint


IP network video surveillance systems in high demand in Middle East

October 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE: Growing demand for streamlined and IP network video surveillance will double the value of the Middle East’s commercial security market over the next four years, with hospitality likely to witness the highest growth of all end-user segments, according to new research. Driven by increased investments


Survey reveals the “5 Deadly Sins” that increase the risk of a data breach

September 27, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – A new survey from BeyondTrust – a cyber-security company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access – has identified the five most common mistakes organisations make when it comes to privileged access management (PAM) and how they prevent organisations from effectively protecting sensitive

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Keytech and the smart security revolution spreading from the UAE

September 19, 2017 By Imogen Lillywhite

UAE – Digital systems are now at the forefront of the industry, with consumers expecting to see high-tech solutions to everyday security issues as a matter of course. A security venture, SMS by Keytech, could help realise the expectation that manually signing into a location will


Dubai developer to use new cladding tech to combat fire risk in tower

September 11, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – A newly developed form of cladding offering fire-resistance up to temperatures of 1200ºC is being used for the first time in the construction of a residential tower in Dubai, it was announced on the opening day of Cityscape Global this week. Developed in Spain