Cyber Security

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) has released a second set of IT service standards under the accreditation programme for IT service providers. The second phase includes standards in both Managed Security Services and Professional Security Services said the Ministry in a statement. The...

The bi-annual NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report has underlined the dramatic impact cyberattacks continue to have on governments and private and public organisations across the world. The first half of 2021 saw approximately 5.4million Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks – a figure that is 11 per...

Social media giant Facebook Inc has confirmed it has invested more than £13billion in safety and security measures since 2016. The announcement came soon after the company was accused of failing to fix ‘the platform’s ill effects’ by The Wall Street Journal. A Facebook blog post read:...

A leading provider of information protection and control solutions has highlighted how enterprises in Saudi Arabia can meet National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) compliance with its data security solution. Saudi Arabia’s commitment to boosting cybersecurity readiness led it to establish the NCA in order to develop and...

Microsoft is now enabling its users to completely remove passwords from their Microsoft accounts and allow them to sign in to the company’s services using alternative authentication methods instead. “Passwords are highly susceptible to malicious attacks, as people simply reuse them across accounts or utilise simplistic...

Attacks on MS Exchange grew collectively by 170% during August – with Oman seeing a 78% increase in the same time period. Overall the figure jumped from 7,342 users being targeted by vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Services that were blocked by Kaspersky products, to 19,839. The experts...

A new survey from Entrust has revealed the gap between the prioritisation of data security and training for employees. In its newest data study, Securing the New Hybrid Workplace, Entrust surveyed 1,500 business leaders across 10 countries to gain an in-depth understanding of how managers are...

Israeli cybersecurity firm XM Cyber is entering the Persian Gulf for the first time, according to Globes, Israel business news. The start-up was co-founded by former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo and will be selling its products to protect the region’s gas, oil and financial infrastructures. The...

SentinelOne, a cybersecurity solution, has announced its SentinelOne Singularity marketplace now includes integrations with Cloudflare and Zscaler. The expanding ecosystem will offer joint solutions that provide unified visibility across the entire enterprise and cloud attack surface. Cloudflare’s edge capabilities will seamlessly combine with SentinelOne’s AI-powered endpoint...

Cisco is helping to upskill 8,000 trainers from the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) in a move that will help accelerate Saudi Arabia’s digitisation agenda. Through the Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad), the trainers’ digital skills will be developed in the fields of...

ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will end its support for Profile Q early next year since it contains certain specifications that are no longer consistent with current cybersecurity best practices. Profile Q was developed to provide...

Security and IT professionals in the Middle East are increasingly looking to secure critical application data using encryption and HSMs. This and other findings are highlighted in the Entrust 2021 Middle East Encryption Trends study, the sixteenth annual multinational survey by the Ponemon Institute. The study...

Zaal Nodjoumi, chief executive officer of Cyber Sense Technologies Ltd looks at how cyber security needs to be taken seriously enterprise-wide 'Cyber Security' - Just uttering these words to most people causes them to check out of the conversation before it even starts. From CEOs to...

NDR, EDR and XDR – these buzzwords often cause confusion among IT decision-makers who are responsible for their company's cybersecurity. In many cases, due to the numerous offers and the differently advertised scopes of services, it is not clear what exactly is hidden behind these...

The Bahrain International Circuit Organisation used the Kingdom of Bahrain’s extended Tetra network infrastructure, provided by Airbus, to secure the 5,412-metre international race circuit and to ensure a smooth organisation and coordination between teams. The event organisation employees and security teams therefore benefited from Airbus’ reliable...

Genetec shares the results of its ‘Physical Security in EMEA 2021’ report, based on insights from over 1,500 physical security professionals which show how physical security teams across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are leveraging technology to manage both short term needs and long-term priorities. The...

IDEMIA, global leader in Augmented Identity, and Cybernetica, leader in secure data transmissions and digital identity, partner up to offer governments and other interested parties a new two-in-one digital ID solution. The solution aims to reinforce trust in mobile-based ID authentication and qualified signatures when using...

Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), has announced the appointment of international experts in the field of systems security to the Board of Advisors of its Secure Systems Research Centre (SSRC). Secure Systems Research Centre...

“Organisations should never have to choose between protecting the privacy of individuals and their physical security,” says Pierre Racz, President of Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. In the physical security industry, protecting people and assets...

Jaguar Racing has recently announced that they have partnered with one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, Micro Focus, ahead of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Joining as the team’s official digital transformation, business resiliency and analytics partner, Micro Focus will provide support...

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