Dubai Health Authority launches info security project

July 31, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched an information security project, which comes in line with the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy, reports Gulf News. The strategy was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and

Six security company staff charged with Dh1m theft

By Lauren

UAE – Khaleej Times newspaper in the UAE reports that six staff of a security company have been charged with theft and stealing Dh1,198,000 from a vehicle they were transporting. The six Sri Lankans admitted in the Court of First Instance to the charge of theft

Aramco calls in defence firms for offshore security say Saudi sources

July 26, 2017 By Lauren

KSA – Reuters news reports that state oil giant Saudi Aramco plans to increase security around its offshore facilities and has received bids for the work from defence firms, according to industry sources. Bidders include Raytheon Co of the United States, Germany’s Rheinmetall AG, Leonardo’s Selex ES Saudi Arabia

Milestone Systems takes top VMS vendor spot again

July 20, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is once again the number one global VMS vendor by company revenue according to market research by business intelligence provider IHS Markit. The company received this top ranking for the ninth year running.

Cisco appoints new Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in MEA

July 19, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – Cisco has announced that Ali Amer (pictured) has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for helping telecommunications service providers transform their networks, businesses and customers’ experiences to

Nominum launches Cyber Insider security webinar series

By Lauren

US – Nominum – a DNS-based security leader – has announced it is kicking off “Cyber Insider,” a monthly webinar series with Nominum’s security and data science team that will provide detailed discussions about emerging cybersecurity threats. Based on analysis of over 100 billion Domain Name System (DNS) queries

Royal Jordanian airline says US laptop ban has been lifted

July 11, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – Royal Jordanian said on Sunday passengers could now take laptops and other large electronic devices onboard direct flights to the United States, making it the latest Middle East airline to be exempted from the US electronics ban. Jordan’s flag carrier joins Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar

DarkMatter to showcase innovative security tech at Black Hat

July 4, 2017 By Lauren

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has announced its presence at Black Hat 2017 – taking place in Las Vegas, US. Black Hat is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and