GCC Cyber Security Summit set to take place in Abu Dhabi this September

August 24, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – The GCC Cyber Security Summit is set to open in Abu Dhabi on 13 September with additional official and industry support now confirmed. Penetration of national and company security, criminal fraud and identity theft are big business worldwide, among a shadowy fraternity that is only growing

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Field firearm training with London Met police for Abu Dhabi police

August 20, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – A delegation from the Security Support at the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) has participated with the London Metropolitan Police in its Field Firearms Training as part of a visit to the United Kingdom The head of the delegation, Captain Jassem Muhammad Al Zaabi, Patrol Officer at


Laptops ‘open to hackers’ as Samsung disables Windows Update says expert

August 17, 2015 By Emma Procter

GCC – Samsung is disabling Windows Update on some of its computers, leaving users exposed to security holes and bugs according to an independent Microsoft support engineer. A system designed to help update Samsung’s pre-installed software, called Samsung SW Update, used a program called “Disable_Windowsupdate.exe.” to,


Axis certification programme testing goes live in the Middle East

August 13, 2015 By Emma Procter

UAE – Axis Communications has announced that the official exam for the Axis Certification Programme has gone live and is open to all security professionals who aim to validate their competence and skills in IP video surveillance. Anyone interested in becoming an Axis Certified Professional can register


Access control firm Paxton Access makes Sunday Times International Track 200 list

August 6, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK – Paxton Access, a global designer and manufacturer of electronic access control and door entry systems, has ranked 175th in the Sunday Times International Track 200.The award ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available


Security lockdown as seventeen killed in Saudi mosque bombing

By Emma Procter

KSA – A bombing at a mosque in Saudi Arabia has killed 17 people, the official Al-Ekhbariya news channel has reported. A Saudi Interior Ministry official told the Associated Press that the bomb ripped through a mosque that was being used by security officials. The official, who


Tyco Security Products releases new victor VMS with new incident reporting toolkit

July 26, 2015 By Emma Procter

UK –– Tyco Security Products, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, has released the newest version of the victor Video Management System (VMS), which manages live/recorded video from all of Tyco Security Products’ recorders, as well as Kantech and Software House access control systems, DCS intrusion solutions


US State Dept agrees to possible sale of border security system to Egypt

July 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – The possible sale of a mobile surveillance sensor system to Egypt for border security has been approved by the U.S. State Department. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, said the required certification was given to Congress and