Norton by Symantec reveals 2.5m UAE consumers hit by cyber crime in past year

November 28, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – According to a report in Arabian Business, Norton by Symantec has released findings from its annual Cyber Security Insights Report, revealing 2.53 million consumers in the UAE have been victims of online crime in the past year as hackers take advantage of consumer complacency.


Case study; Germany’s Sky Deutschland streamlines administration with Net2 from Paxton Access

November 14, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Case study – Sky Deutschland and Paxton Access Sky Deutschland is a German media company which operates a Direct Broadcast Pay TV platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, offering a collection of digital subscription television channels. It is part of the international Sky PLC. The Sky Deutschland Customer


Digital Shadows: Hackers are shaping the US election, prepare the battlefield

November 7, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

Special to SSN Gulf – comment by Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows TO SAY that the 2016 U.S. Presidential election cycle has been unusual would be an understatement for a number of reasons. As a security professional, what stands out is the steady stream of cyber


Cisco to address how network visibility is the key to safe digital transformation at RSA

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Cisco has announced its Platinum sponsorship of the RSA Conference 2016 to be held in Abu Dhabi at the Emirates Palace Hotel from 15-16 November 2016. With ever-expanding connectivity, digitisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) transforming the world, security is essential to seizing


Digital Shadows global study reveals UAE tops list in Middle East for most employee data leaks

October 3, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its Compromised Credentials research paper which analysed the largest 1,000 companies listed on the Forbes Global 2000. The report found that 97 per cent of those companies, spanning all businesses sectors and geographical regions, had leaked


UK’s Paxton Access uses Net2 with biometrics to simplify security at large London school

September 26, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

CASE STUDY UK – With a brand new, state-of-the art building at Westcombe Park, in London, and a fully redeveloped facility at Maze Hill, The John Roan school in the UK required an improved and upgraded access control solution. They turned to leading access control and

Security cameras operated by the Department of Homeland Security are installed in front of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building at 26 Federal Plaza, June 3, 2014 in New York. The  building has for tenants: the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Social Security Administration, the General Services Administration, and the Federal Protective Service. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

VMS segment captured 67% of market revenues in KSA’s electronic security market

September 19, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

KSA – Saudi Arabia is the leading revenue generating country in electronic security market among all GCC countries – led by factors such as increasing government security spending, rising public & private infrastructures, surging investments and growing IT infrastructure. Further, the market is also exhibited to

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Nearly half of enterprise networks show evidence of DNS tunneling, according to Infoblox security assessments

September 5, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Network and control company Infoblox, has announced results of its Security Assessment Report for the second quarter of 2016, which finds that 40 percent—nearly half—of files tested show evidence of DNS tunneling, a significant security threat that can indicate active malware or ongoing data exfiltration within an