Author: BrittJones

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Ports and Borders Security Council, opened GISEC Global 2024, the Middle East and Africa’s largest and most impactful cybersecurity event yesterday. Running for three days at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC),...

CommScope launched a new suite of RUCKUS Networks solutions specifically designed for the hospitality industry. This suite aims to enhance operational efficiency, sustainability, and brand loyalty across hospitality brands and locations. It provides the latest AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 solutions that offer high-performance services and simplifies technology...

ASIS International announced the launch of an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard that is dedicated to security risk assessments. The ASIS Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Standard has been revised and designed to change how organisations evaluate and manage security risks. Developed by a team of experienced...

Microsoft is making a significant investment of UDS$1.5 billion in a technology firm based in the United Arab Emirates, which operates under the oversight of the UAE's influential national security adviser. The investment was announced on Tuesday 16 April by Microsoft and the technology holding company...

Ipsotek announced a significant advancement in its core Artificial Intelligence Video Analytics (AIVA) engine. This groundbreaking development empowers users of the VISuite platform to search and identify objects within videos using Natural Language Search (NLS). VISuite AI, also known as Eviden Computer Vision platform software stack, provides...

VAP Group announced the Global AI Show and the Global Blockchain Show scheduled to take place on April 16 and 17, 2024 at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai.  The Global AI Show hosts international and regional thought leaders in the artificial intelligence and machine learning space, while...

March Networks launched a new video solution called March Networks CloudSight. This cloud-based service is designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and quick-service restaurants (QSRs). March Networks CloudSight provides a seamless direct camera-to-cloud video experience and is fully integrated with Searchlight Cloud, the company's AI-based...

The Dubai Police have announced the locations where the Eid Al Fitr cannons will be placed to mark the beginning of Eid Al Fitr. The locations of the Eid cannons are: - Nad Al Shiba Area - Eid Musallah - Grand Zaabeel Mosque - Za'abeel 1 - Umm Suqeim...

The United Arab Emirates has announced a new partnership with the United Nations Climate Security Mechanism (CSM) to address global challenges related to climate change. The UAE has committed to providing an annual contribution of USD$600,000 for two years, totalling USD$1.2 million. This contribution demonstrates the UAE's...

SystemHouse Solutions announced its participation in The Security Event 2024, which is taking place from April 30th to May 2nd at the NEC in Birmingham. This event is expected to be exceptional, with a record number of exhibitors showcasing their advanced security solutions. SystemHouse Solutions is introducing...

3DX-Ray will introduce its new smaller ThreatScan AS2 flat panel at this year’s Milipol Asia Pacific. 3DX-RAY LTD, CEO, Vincent Deery said of the launch: "This will be the first introduction of our new ThreatScan AS2 flat panel to the important Asia-Pacific market, and there is no...

Concentric AI has partnered with TRINEXIA, to provide advanced data security solutions to the rapidly growing markets of the Middle East and India. The Data Risk Report from Concentric AI indicated that 83% of the most at-risk data is overshared, and according to IBM's Cost of...

AhnLab Inc. announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabian Information Technology Company (SITE) to establish a joint venture (JV). SITE is a security and cloud service national enterprise that is fully funded by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF). The new JV...

The National Cyber Security Agency has issued a warning to the public against phishing calls through a social media post. The agency cautioned individuals that in these calls, they may be promised financial rewards in exchange for downloading an application and sharing a displayed number. This can...

barox Kommunikation AG, has partnered with AlJammaz Technologies, the leading technology value-added distributor in Saudi, the GCC, and the Middle East. AlJammaz Technologies is a distributor of various technology products, solutions, and services, serving a broad spectrum of vertical markets, including financial, industrial, education, telecom,...

ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions has recently become a Technology Partner of Rockwell Automation's PartnerNetwork™. This partnership allows customers to easily find complementary products that can help them address their application challenges. ARIA's AZT PROTECT™ is an advanced solution that protects operational technology (OT) environments. This solution extends and...

MVP Tech, a Convergint company, explores how healthcare organizations can benefit by integrating biometric access control into their security infrastructures. Security attacks on medical facilities have become increasingly common, making robust access control measures crucial for healthcare organizations. By implementing tailored access control solutions based on the...

HH the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, along with HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, visited the Ministry of Interior in Kuwait. The Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and Acting Interior Minister Sheikh Fahad Al-Yousef Al-Sabah and Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lt...

We are delighted to welcome SAFE – the National Security Services Company – as an official sponsor of the upcoming Security Middle East Conference in Riyadh. Established in 2019 and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), SAFE has been a transformative force in the...

Foundry and IDC Middle East announced the launch of the first edition of the CSO30 Awards in the UAE, KSA, and Qatar. The CSO30 Awards is part of a global awards program aligned with Foundry’s and IDC’s commitment to the region. The awards ceremony will be held...

According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, regulation is the strongest factor in cybersecurity growth. The report offers insights into the current conditions of the cybersecurity industry in the region. The report highlights the exponential growth of the region's cybersecurity landscape. The GCC cybersecurity industry...

Integrated Design Limited (IDL) was tasked with improving secure access control for an energy supplier in Qatar across 10 interconnected high-rise towers. Company Overview A prominent energy supplier in Qatar was looking to enhance its security across 10 office buildings located in the central business district in...

Qualys, Inc. has announced that it has received cloud service provider (CSP) certification from the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC). Qualys is a leading provider of cloud-based IT, security, and compliance solutions. The certification confirms that Qualys' cloud services meet the CSP Security Standard requirements set...

During Ramadan, hundreds of accidents and fatalities occur due to increased traffic.  To raise awareness and protect UAE road users, Tokio Marine and RoadSafetyUAE analysed their 2023 Ramadan motor insurance claims data.  The findings show that Ramadan poses unique challenges for traffic participants, and motorists must be...

Panzura LLC announced their global file management system, Panzura CloudFS, as a "DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise Multi-site File Collaboration Solution" in the 2024-25 DCIG TOP 5 Enterprise Multi-site File Collaboration Solutions report. This recognition comes from the Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG), a leading analyst firm,...

Ryad Soobhany, Associate Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, unravels the use of camera technology in Middle East urban planning to enhance security. In the ever-changing landscape of the Middle East, where rapid urbanisation meets technological advancement, the integration of camera technology is...

Costar Technologies announced its successful acquisition by IDIS, which promises to bring enhanced product offerings, greater financial stability, and an expanded global footprint to better serve customers. Scott Switzer, Chief Executive Officer of Costar Technologies said: "By uniting with IDIS, we are embracing a 'Better Together'...

IDIS announced its new vandal-resistant and waterproof 2MP Video Intercom, which protects against extreme weather and pollution. The DC-I6212WRX is the first NEMA 4X, IK10, and IP66-rated product of its kind offered by any video surveillance vendor. The product is settled in a toughened casing with two...

VAST Data unveiled a new AI cloud architecture designed to deliver enhanced performance, quality of service, zero-trust security and efficiency for the AI factory.  Building on NVIDIA BlueField-3 data processing unit (DPU) technology, VAST Data’s parallel system architecture makes it possible to disaggregate the entirety of...

John Hathaway, Regional Vice President, iMETA at BeyondTrust, says the path to cyber resilience is paved by privileged access management. IBM’s 2023 edition of its Cost of a Data Breach report puts the Middle East’s average data breach cost at US$8 million, which is almost double...

Wearin', in partnership with France's General Directorate of the National Gendarmerie, has developed a connected tactical vest that uses AI for its abnormal-situation detection system. Wearin' Brain is manually triggered by an SOS button or automatically detects an abnormal situation and transmits the personnel's geolocation to...