All female security team for Duchess of Cornwall on UAE visit

November 14, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – A new photo of the Duchess of Cornwall has royal-watchers doing a double take. The Duchess, formerly known as Camilla Parker-Bowles, was provided with a security team consisting of women wearing traditional hijabs and abayas during her royal visit to the United Arab Emirates


Transguard Group passes 50,000 employee mark, secures 240 new contracts

November 1, 2016 By Emma Procter

UAE – UAE-based security services firm Transguard Group has reached a major corporate milestone with its headcount increasing to beyond 50,000 employees. Over the last six months, the business support services provider has secured more than 240 new contracts with a combined value of AED 610 million. Commenting on the

Cityscape, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, February, 9, 2010 (Photo by George Dipin/itp images)

First joint Gulf security exercises begin in Bahrain

October 27, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

BAHRAIN – The first joint Gulf-wide military exercises of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states has begun in Bahrain. The exercises which will take place under the motto of “Arab Gulf Security 1”, are set to witness participation of specialised anti-terrorism security formations. GCC members


US security experts say Trump’s claim of rigged election not plausible

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – If there is a silver lining in any of the public speculation about a “rigged” election in this year’s Presidential campaign, it might be that voters will ask exactly how they can be certain that their election choices are protected – says a report


Utah universities adopt Milestone Video Solutions for safety

October 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

DENMARK – Milestone Systems is helping Utah universities in the US to be safe havens for education. New developments in video technology are doing more than improving security – they are also enhancing operations and minimising losses in commercial areas such as bookstores, cafeterias and vending machine


Blockchain advisory services launched in UAE by DarkMatter

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has announced the launch of its blockchain advisory services and forthcoming Software Development Kit (SDK). These enterprise-ready offerings are designed for smart cities and other smart systems, and industries such as financial services, financial


Cisco ME appoints Ziad Salameh Managing Director for West Region

October 10, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Cisco Middle East has announced the appointment of Ziad Salameh as Managing Director of its West Region. In his new position, Salameh is responsible for leading Cisco’s business and operations in Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Levant and Iraq to capitalize on the opportunities created


Cyber security firm NCC launches in the Middle East

By Emma Procter

UAE – NCC Group, a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, has continued its international expansion by opening an office in the Middle East. Its presence in Dubai will support businesses in the region to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape. “The