Digital Shadows report reveals the Mirai Botnet malware isn’t going away

December 26, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its new report Mirai and The Future, Forecasting the DDoS Landscape in 2017. The emergence of the Mirai botnet – a type of malware that automatically finds Internet of Things (IoT) devices to infect –


Cybersecurity in 2017: the current and emerging attack trends to watch out for

December 20, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

GCC – 2016 saw a huge number and variety of cyber attack, ranging from a high-profile DDoS using hijacked Internet-facing security cameras to the alleged hacking of party officials during the US election. We also saw a rising tide of data breaches, from organizations big and small,


Survey: Video surveillance tech to have the biggest impact on security businesses next year

December 12, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – According to a recent survey conducted by Capital One, more than half (52 percent) of security industry professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming years. That’s a significant increase from 2015


Safety and security key to making expats call UAE home says survey

December 5, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – A sense of safety and security, good job opportunities, as well as a great quality of life, has led to 86 per cent of surveyed expats proud to call the UAE their home, new research by Xpress Money has revealed. Over 38 per cent


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