'Username and password' on a fishing hook. Conceptual image about the risk of internet identity theft, also known as 'Phishing'.

GCC exposed to phishing & DDOS attacks, according to Research and Markets report

June 13, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

GCC – Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “GCC Cyber Security Market Focus on Solutions, Services, Application – Estimation & Forecast, 2016-2022” report to its offering. The region acquires a significant share of the world’s energy resources and with an increased usage of


TeamViewer blames recent hacking reports on ‘careless’ use of credentials, not internal issues

June 6, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – TeamViewer has placed the blame on the “careless” use of credentials rather than internal issues after complaints of hacked accounts, according to tech news site Zdnet. Founded in 2005, TeamViewer provides software which can be used to remotely control PC systems and conducted meetings.


Dark Matter poll reveals 48% of respondents’ organisations still lack key cyber security personnel

May 29, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has found that 48% of respondents to its recent Cyber Security Poll say their organisations do not have a senior management executive assigned to oversee cyber security, while 46% of respondents said their organisations did not


UAE consumers conflicted over privacy and security priorities says F5 Networks report

May 23, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – An EMEA-wide study commissioned by F5 Networks has revealed that whilst UAE consumers have no confidence in some organisations to keep their data safe, many are willing to share their personal information in return for using a service for free. The study, conducted by Opinium

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Cisco drives gender inclusion in ICT through its ‘Girls Power’ tech initiative  

May 16, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – In a global effort to raise awareness around the necessity for girls to consider a career in ICT, Cisco once again supported Girls in ICT Day through its Girls Power Tech initiative. The UAE edition of the event was held on 12 May at the Cisco’s Dubai


Around three out of four global organisations hit by at least one cyber security breach in the past year

May 5, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Nearly three out of four organisations have been plagued by at least one security breach or incident in the past year, with about 60 percent of breaches categorised as serious, according to a new report released by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology


Singapore looking to beef up building security, crucially at construction stage

April 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

SINGAPORE – In light of the current high-threat environment, the Home Affairs Ministry revealed in its Committee of Supply (COS) debate in Parliament that it is reviewing measures to beef up building security in Singapore. This includes the adoption of security features as early as the


Milestone IP VMS helps Dublin Zoo protect animals from nighttime attacks by badgers and otters

April 4, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

DENMARK – Milestone open platform IP video management software (VMS) is helping the Dublin Zoo to protect its animals and their offspring from night-time attacks by local wild badgers and otters. Zookeepers at Dublin Zoo reported decreasing ostrich egg counts as well as unexplained flamingo injuries and