Author: Mike Dingle

Registration for IFSEC International 2022, taking place on 17-19 May 2022 at ExCeL London, has officially opened. Secure your place today. After almost three years apart, IFSEC returns in-person to London in May for the biggest gathering of international security professionals in 2022. With a strong focus...

We’re delighted to be back at Intersec! Reconnecting with industry professionals means we’ve also had the chance to catch up with some of the companies attending the show. Day one of Intersec saw us chatting with Firas Jadalla, Regional Director for Genetec for the Middle East...

Tata Communications and Zain KSA have entered into a strategic agreement to boost digital transformation and the development of smart cities in Saudi Arabia. The collaboration between the two companies will see them combine efforts to deliver solutions and platforms to roll out smart street lighting,...

At the end of 2021, Group-IB uncovered a worldwide scam campaign that is targeting users in over 90 countries - including the UAE, Oman and Qatar. Deploying the tried and tested techniques of fake surveys and giveaways purporting to be from big name companies, the fraudsters...

Cohesity has appointed James Worrall as head of EMEA channels at the next-gen data company. Prior to joining Cohesity, Worrall held positions at F5 Networks and Juniper Networks, where he had responsibility for developing the overarching EMEA channel programme and strategy. At Cohesity, he will report into...

We’ve got yet more expert security predictions about what we can expect to see in 2022, following on from part one of our security forecasts. COVID-19 as a catalyst The long-term impact of the pandemic, from a business and technology perspective, is manifesting itself in a number...

As 2021 draws to a close, security experts are trying to guess at what the threat landscape may look like next year. We speak to some experts to take their predictions and invaluable insights into the coming trends we could be seeing in 2022. Connection across...

With just weeks until Intersec thrusts the security industry into the spotlight, LEGIC is preparing to meet current and potential customers at the show so it can showcase its range of products and services. LEGIC Identsystems was founded over 25 years ago in Switzerland. Since then...

Another week and it’s another big announcement from Intersec as it reveals yet another high profile guest speaker. Following on from the announcement that the show has lined up ethical hacker Freaky Clown and ex-MI6 Chief Sir Alex Younger to headline, we can also reveal that...

Work is more portable than ever, but it also presents fresh security challenges to overcome. SPA’s member of the month Moe Ahddoud looks at how to keep data safe when remote working. Advances in technology have changed the way we work, ushering in a new era...

Cisco’s latest cybersecurity report, Security Outcomes Study Volume 2, has revealed the security practices that really work. According to the study, the practices that can most impact on an organisation’s security programme are: maintaining an up-to-date and integrated architecture; investing in threat detection; and enabling timely...

At its third Special Event, Ajax Systems presented its own wired Fibra technology and product line. According to the company one of the most common requests from industry professionals is for a hybrid security system. The combination of wires and radio allows large and industrial facilities...

AI video analytics provider, Irisity is continuing its expansion plans with the opening of a new sales office in the United Arab Emirates. The office will be based in Abu-Dhabi and will be headed up by newly appointed Marc Saunders.   Saunders will be Sales Director for...

Vinchin Backup & Recovery v6.5 has been launched offering next-generation, innovative data protection solutions for advanced backup and restore performance. The new release provides multi-tenant management mode for managed service providers to deliver both Backup as-a-service (BaaS) and Disaster-Recovery as-a-service (DRaaS). It features complete data protection...

Kaspersky has signed a strategic agreement with Saudi’s Technology Control Company at the @Hack Infosec Conference 2021. The managed security service provider agreement is in line with Technology Control Company’s commitment to its customers to deliver enhanced managed security services. Speaking to Arab News, Mohamad Hashem,...

Dubai Police has expanded its fleet of exclusive vehicles with a Cadillac CT5. The compact sedan will be hitting the roads of Dubai as a police patrol car. Dubai Police’s commitment to having a versatile fleet of cars ready for any situation means that the CT5...

A global leader in the cybersecurity industry is set to stream its annual signature event, CyberCrimeCon on December 2 2021. The event marks the 10th edition of CyberCrimeCon, and will bring together more than 5,000 global cybersecurity pros for the threat hunting and intelligence conference. As well...

Eighty three per cent of companies are failing to encrypt at least half of the sensitive data they hold in the cloud – leaving them open to security breaches. According to the 2021 Thales Cloud Security Study, 57% of companies surveyed say they use at least...

Trend Micro’s mid-year security round-up report has revealed that it detected and blocked 5,435,089 email threats in Bahrain in the first half of 2021. In addition, it also prevented 670,547 malicious URL victim attacks, 1,122 URL hosts, 219,796 malware attacks and 115 online-related banking malware threats. With...

The Tawazun Economic Council – the United Arab Emirates’ defence procurement and research arm – has announced a project to develop a new combat management system (CMS) which will be used by the country’s navy and coastguard. The National Combat Management System (NCMS) is being developed...

A new body for border security in the United Arab Emirates had been established in Dubai, with the aim of enhancing coordination between its seven emirates. The Dubai Council for Border Crossing Points Security was set up under a decree issued in September by Sheikh...

Tenable has expanded its strategic relationship with IBM Security X-Force Red so that companies can identify and disrupt attack opportunities before bad actors can leverage them. Comprehensive Active Directory security services work to continuously detect and prevent attacks against the Active Directory and connected environment in...

Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute Cryptography Research Centre (CRC) has built the The UAE’s first national and sovereign crypto library and puts United Arab Emirates in a small league of countries that possess advanced digital data security capabilities. SME speaks to Dr Najwa Aaraj, chief...

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, Middle East, Turkey & Africa at Infoblox highlights four ransomware trends that companies should be aware of as part of their cyber security efforts. 1 - Ransomware attacks continue to grow Ransomware is once again front and centre. This year has turned out...

Infoblox, a cloud-first DNS management and security company, has appointed Mansoor AlShalahi as its Country Manager for Saudi Arabia. AlShalahi brings over 15 years’ experience to the role working within the ICT industry. Past employers include Hewlett-Parkard, Dell Technologies and F5 Networks. In his new position...

LEGIC and Sensry have formed a long-term strategic partnership in order to create a secure, end-to-end Industrial IoT sensor platform. The cooperation will combine LEGIC Security Platform with Sensry Wireless Sensory expertise. Sample and prototype kit for the new platform are planned for Q2 2022. Anthony Fitze,...

EDGE, the advanced technology group for defence and beyond, hosted its first workshop with the Ministry of Interior. The four-day event provided a platform for sharing insights, exchanging expertise and innovating ideas for future developments in the industry. During the course of the workshop EDGE entities...

Routed has appointed Axiz Cloud Technologies as a VMWare cloud distribution partner in a move that will help bolster the cloud market in the region. The appointment is not only strategic to help Routed build a resilient and robust channel, but is also necessary to further...

Senstar – a world leader in video management, video analytics and perimeter intrusion detection systems - is celebrating 40 years since it was first incorporated in 1981. The company was originally established with the objective of bringing security technologies originally targeted for military applications to the...