Author: Mike Dingle

Security Middle East magazine talks to Ibrahim Azab, Regional Sales Director for CyberRes, MEA, about how security operations are evolving in the Middle East and how the CyberRes suite of products can help organisations stay ahead. How have security operations and technology operations become more closely...

David J. Gill, Registrar, RCSP (Register of Chartered Security Professionals) looks at why more Middle East-based security professionals are working towards chartered status. There are many professional disciplines that are widely recognised by Royal Charter such as engineering and accountancy. However, until 2011 when the Register...

Alex Nicholl, Show Director for Messe Frankfurt Middle East has revealed that the January 2023 show will put technological breakthroughs at the heart of the proceedings. He said: “We anticipate up to 30,000 security, emergency response, safety and cybersecurity professionals attending Intersec 2023, where technological breakthroughs...

The ISF’s Dan Norman looks at how Middle Eastern organisations can establish a stream of trustworthy data for effective threat insights. In turbulent times organisations pine for predictability and stability. Especially today, where organisations are still navigating the covid 19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and...

Organisations must be diligent in their use of new and proven security measures to defend against a continually evolving threat says Ned Baltagi, Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, at SANS Institute. Today, ransomware stands as a significant money-maker for nefarious individuals, and is no longer...

Mazen Dohaji, Vice President (iMETA), LogRhythm looks at how companies can stay ahead of future threats in the Middle East region. Over recent years, the Middle East has become one of the leading adopters of digital technologies. Governments throughout the region are launching incentives to drive...

Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, considers the development in authentication and anti-counterfeiting holograms as the technology marks its 75th anniversary. The hologram was invented in 1947 by the Hungarian/British engineer and physicist Dennis Gabor. Since then, it has emerged against a...

False alarms can be costly and risky. Volodymyr Lugovsky, Presales Technical Manager at Ajax Systems, looks at the systems available to reduce false alarm probability and how they stack up. While few commercial properties would be without some kind of alarm system to protect against malicious...

Rik Ferguson, Vice President Security Intelligence, Forescout, looks at the impact the emerging 5G technology will have on the future of threats, and how to security plan for tomorrow The professional life of a security practitioner is a fast-paced one. Constantly having to respond to the...

The use of facial recognition in Russia has already seen more than 50,000 crimes solved, and an 85 per cent drop in burglaries and car thefts. So what can the Middle East learn from this pioneer of the technology? Andemir Bizhoev, Head of Sales, NtechLab,...

Earlier this month Intersec made its return to the forefront of live events for the security industry - and proved that events such as this were much in demand to keep the industry thriving. The event proved to be the ideal platform for industry professionals to...

Swimlane – the low-code security automation company, has announced it is expanding into the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META). Ashraf Sheet has been appointed Vice President of the region and will build on the increasing demand for Swimlane’s security automation, whilst accelerating the company’s...

The fourth edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia marked a triumphant return to the global live events stage when it took place at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC) from 13-15 September. Despite a two-year break, the show proved that live events for the industry...

No doubt you’ve heard the buzz about eXtended Detection and Response… but do you fully understand what it’s all about, asks Zeki Turedi, CTO of EMEA at CrowdStrike. Jargon and buzzwords are commonplace in the cybersecurity industry. It can often be challenging to demystify the latest...

Fresh from their spell on the cover of the latest issue of Security Middle East, Seagate were attending Intersec Saudi Arabia, keen to share how its own solutions and services can support the growth we’re seeing in the region. We caught up with Jermaine Campbell, of...

As the aviation industry globally struggles to rebuild capacity, operators in the Middle East are faring better thanks to technology investments. Security Middle East Magazine talks to Maxxess EMEA Managing Director, Lee Copland about his company’s long involvement with the sector. Despite unprecedented stresses impacting the...

Is it time for your organisation to start investing in green technology for their security needs, asks Ephrem Tesfai, Sales Engineering Manager META at Genetec? This year’s theme for Earth Day was Invest In Our Planet and was a wake-up call for businesses, individuals, and government...

Dan Norman, from the ISF considers what the future of ransomware holds for companies in the Middle East. Companies across the Middle East are acknowledging ransomware as a key threat and cross-border law enforcement are challenging threat actors more proactively… However, attackers will slowly but surely...

Lighting and its infrastructure have come a long way since the invention of the lightbulb. Whether capitalising on lighting infrastructure to boost public safety or fighting germs with specialised light wavelengths, it's never been more technically advanced. Public street lighting is a vital part of making...

Amin Haj Salem, Key Account Manager - End Customer, Axis Communications, looks at how video and connected technology are transforming public transport. For many years, public transport authorities (PTAs) and service providers have used video surveillance to help improve safety and security throughout their operations. But...

After a hugely successful event in 2019, Saudi Arabia’s leading trade fair for security, safety and fire protection is back. Intersec Saudi Arabia will be at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center on the 13-15th September. Security Middle East spoke to Alex Nicholl, Director of...

The partnership between Seagate and Secure Logiq is delivering a single end-to-end surveillance storage solution specifically tailored to the Middle East. Security Middle East magazine explores the technology underpinning the partnership, and what more we can expect to see from it. One of the big stories...

Keeping apace with technology is very much the focus for organisations across the Middle East, and camera technology is no exception. Security Middle East magazine speaks to the experts to find out where the industry is headed. Walter Candelu, VP Middle East & Africa, Real Networks,...

It’s no secret that when it comes to gender bias and stereotypes, one of the industries that struggles the most is cybersecurity. Over the past decade efforts to break to bias and encourage more women into the sector have increased, but does it go far...

Dr Moataz Bin Ali, Area Vice President and Managing Director, Trend Micro MEA, looks at cybersecurity preparedness and how it can ensure longevity for businesses. The way we live, and work has changed drastically, thanks to the wave of digital transformation precipitated by the pandemic. As...

Rami Mashal, Regional Director, Middle East at Tanium, talks to Security Middle East about the issue of visibility in cybersecurity. Why is the visibility of IT environments often overlooked? As an industry, we have failed to properly implement the technology needed to have full visibility of IT environments...

March 2022 marked a return of the SecurMiddleEast Symposium a series of events devoted to sharing best practice, collective wisdom and thoughts and ideas from a host of global leaders in the field of security. The latest event –the first to be held in 2022 and...

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