Author: Mike Dingle

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...

The SecurMiddleEast Symposium continues to gain momentum in 2022 as we kick off the new year with another high-profile event. Following successful events in 2021 we are once again returning to Dubai to host the third edition of the symposium. Dubai will be a fitting stage for...

Safe Security has announced the appointment of Michael Johnson to its board of directors. The company is a global leader in cybersecurity and digital risk quantification, which uses its ML-enabled, API-first SAFE platform to help organisations worldwide measure and mitigate enterprise-wide cyber risks in real time....

Did you join us for SecurMiddleEast yesterday? We were delighted to have over 100 security professionals join us virtually over Zoom as well as 60+ in-person attendees for the latest addition to the SecurMiddleEast Symposium line-up. Held in Dubai, the theme for this event was the...

For the first time in its history, SPA members can now get certified through its new online courses. The Online Security Awareness courses, launching soon, have been designed to benefit professionals of all levels. Everyone going through the courses will be certified. The first five courses...

The Under Vehicle Surveillance Systems (UVSS) market is moving into high gear, driven both by regulation and need. As demand has risen, so have formidable options for users. The Middle East has always treated security issues with respect and sophistication, not least in the protection of...

When people think about the consequences of a cyberattack very few consider anything beyond financial and data losses. In reality, the consequences can be far greater, especially when attacks concern industrial organisations. Industrial organisations are responsible for the supply of essential commodities into society, including energy,...

Data security can make or break an organisation, says Philip Ingram, MBE. And as data grows at a phenomenal rate, so too do the risks involved. When you start to talk about data and data growth over the years, the numbers are staggering, they are so...

We’ve already introduced you to our first three SMARt Award winners – Al-Saher International, Earth One Technology L.L.C and DATOS, and now our fourth and final winner is Consquare Consultancy. Consquare Consultancy is led by a true industry icon – Dr Munaf Al Nidawi. As he...

Making their debut at Intersec, the SecurMiddleEast Awards for Excellence in Technology were launched to recognise and reward those firms who are making a significant contribution to the industry. We’re already met two of our winners from last month’s awards, and now we’d like to...

A strategic technology partnership between Argus Systems and Video Internet Technologies (VIT) will bring innovative, cutting-edge AI-based solutions to customers in the Middle East, Africa and Indian subcontinent markets. The AI-based solutions include Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), Facial Recognition (FR), Video Content Analytics (VCA), Intelligent...

It’s time to hear more about another of the SecurMiddleEast Awards for Excellence in Technology SMARt Award winners – who were recognised at this year’s Intersec show. It was with real pleasure that we were able to hand over an award to Director of Earth One...

The first ever SecurMiddleEast Awards for Excellence in Technology (SMARt Awards) took place at this year’s Intersec expo. Organised by Intelligent Security Systems ISS, in partnership with Security Middle East magazine, Intel and Dell/BCD, we were delighted to be honouring four outstanding firms for their...

Excellence in technology, recognising innovation and championing best practice were the order of the day for the launch of the SecurMiddleEast Awards for Excellence in Technology (SMARt awards). The grand inauguration took place at Intersec 2022, in Dubai where we were joined by security experts as...

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...