Author: Claire Mahoney

Ashraf Sheet, regional director, Middle East & Africa at Infoblox looks at the growing threat of DDos attacks coming to a server near you! In 2020 DDoS attacks continue to increase both in volume and in frequency. Nexusguard Research just reported a 542% increase in DDoS attacks...

Iris identification biometric technology from Aditech has been chosen by Google to secure data centre access management Following a selection process that included a number of on-site meetings and demos in select locations, followed by different implementation stages, both locally and internationally, Iris Recognition became a...

Panasonic has announced a collaboration with the software company A.I.Tech. It brings together i-PRO’s industry leading security cameras with built-in AI capabilities and groundbreaking intelligent applications to provide a range of business solutions based on deep learning, many applicable to the current COVID-19 environment. The deep...

When it comes to biometrics for security there is little doubt that facial recognition is now at the very forefront of 'frictionless' ways to authenticate the identity of individuals. Timothy Compston casts his eye over the latest developments We are seeing the latest generation of powerful facial...

H.E. Khalifa Ibrahim Al Saleis, CEO & Executive Director Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) commits to Intersec “The Dubai Government’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) is committed to providing Dubai with the highest levels of safety and security through the implementation of international best practices in...

New whitepaper highlights benefits of integrated access control systems to help organisations transform security and operations, but stresses that existing barriers are preventing adoption. Axis Communications, has announced its latest whitepaper: The digitisation and cyber security of physical access control, to highlight the many benefits of...

Aluisio Figueiredo CEO at ISS - Intelligent Security Systems explains why the convergence of technologies and integration of information and communication have increased the threats   According to a recent research project conducted in May 2020 by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global critical infrastructure protection (CIP) market is estimated...

With the number of cameras, camera resolutions, and associated video surveillance footage on the rise we take a closer look at the opportunities, challenges, and economics, associated with moving vital evidence into the cloud With more and more business functions reliant on cloud computing and storage...

US Iris recognition company Iris ID has supplied its contactless IrisAccess biometric technology for employee time and attendance at several hotels in Iraq. The Millennium hotels – the Millennium Kurdistan, the Copthorne Hotel Baranan and Millennium Kurdistan Hotel and Spa – are located in the Sulaymaniyah province in the country’s Kurdistan region. Mohammed Murad,...

Security Middle East caught up with George Bou Mitri, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Building Technologies, META to talk about how smart technologies will be essential in ensuring business continuity over the coming months How are large-scale IoT-based projects such as smart cities being adversely affected by...

Airbus’ secure communication solutions; Tactilon Agnet 900 and Tactilon Dabat are currently being rolled-out across local public safety entities in Kuwait to help strengthen their mission-critical communication systems. The concerned authorities will benefit from an Airbus Tetra network and infrastructure, with advanced multimedia capabilities such as...

Honeywell and Mubadala Investment Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Strata Manufacturing, reached the manufacturing landmark of producing one million N95 masks in Strata’s Al Ain facility this week. The collaboration is providing critical personal protective equipment (PPE) for the UAE’s front line health workers, while transforming the country into...

In a report released by Honeywell based on cybersecurity threat data collected from hundreds of industrial facilities globally, the severity of threats detected to operational technology (OT) systems has risen by significant amounts over a 12-month period. The findings from the latest Honeywell Industrial USB Threat...

Cybercriminals are targeting the growing online presence of businesses in the region, with attacks on web applications being the leading form of exploit. With this growing trend towards digital service channels, Dimension Data’s parent company, NTT Ltd., in its  2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report, has found...

UK surveillance platform manufacturer Silent Sentinel has extended its range of elevated body temperature detection cameras with the addition of a thermal only option called the Modum Lite. As standard the Modum Lite is accurate to within 0.5 degrees, however when deployed with the optional...

The fast-paced growth of Milestone Systems has resulted in a new regional headquarters in Dubai Media City. The move means double the office space for employees. The premises include a state-of-the-art Experience Centre equipped with new technology capable of simulating and demonstrating a wide range of...

Bosch has announced the launch of INTEOX, a new camera platform that claims to be the first fully open platform of its kind. It supports neural network based analytics, the next step in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. It also enables app developers and integration partners...

NIT an Ingram Micro Company (NIT) and a leading regional value-added distributor of IP surveillance and physical security solutions in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, have signed a distribution agreement with barox Kommunikation GmbH, a leading manufacturer of network switches designed for...

Despite the growing market for VMS and VsaaS, Timothy Compston finds out that NVR technology is still very much the workhorse in the banking and transport sectors When it comes to the world of video surveillance these days it is all too easy to overlook dedicated...

COVID-19 continues to change the way companies do business in the Middle East. And one of the largest banks in Jordan is using solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) to adapt. Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) has implemented  Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops across its 64...

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider is increasing the availability of its Remote Video Inspection (RVI) service to ensure business continuity of critical vendor inspection services across the oil and gas supply chain during the current health and safety site restrictions. International Oil Companies...

A Tunisian police project is using surveillance robots to help impose lockdown restrictions. The 'P-Guard' project robot has been deployed on the streets of the Tunisian capitol by the interior ministry. The robot is manufactured by a company called Enova Robotics and was originally designed for security...

 telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreeda three-year contract to install the CLEARKSYTM Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The CLEARKSYTM Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical infrastructure sites, including airports. Its implementation at Bristol Airport, an international transport hub and one of the ten...

VisionLabs will be holding the 4th annual summit on Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. This year the summit which is entitled: 'Machines Can See' go online on June 8-10. Machines Can See 2020 aims to share latest results and scientific ideas in...

STid, leading developer of high security contactless identification and Nedap, market leader in access control solutions, have joined forces in the access control market. The partnership primarily focuses on integrating STid's high security expertise into the Nedap AEOS offering. This close collaboration makes STid a Nedap...

Six years after it was commissioned, the underwater security system protecting an undisclosed waterside facility in the Middle East, is to be expanded and upgraded to offer enhanced levels of intruder protection. The announcement was made by UK-based maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd UK, following...

A free Track and Trace module has been added to access control specialist, TDSi's EXgarde security management software to help organisations investigate and map the movement of people potentially infected with COVID-19 (or any other dangerous pathogen), so those who have come into potential contact...

Siemens has launched a thermal shield solution that can help with tracking infections from COVID-19 that can be integrated into the video and access systems of businesses. Siveillance Thermal Shield quickly measures the body temperature of a person seeking to access a building. Thermal imaging cameras are...

Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is now a Dubai Electronic Security Center DESC certified Cloud Service Provider (CSP) in the UAE. DESC has developed a CSP Security Standard, which outlines requirements and guidelines for...

François Amigorena founder and CEO of IS Decisions and an expert commentator on cybersecurity issues looks at some of the cyber security challenges of remote working Due to the current situation of COVID-19 (coronavirus), most employees are asked to work remotely for obvious safety reasons. The...

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