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Following a fatality when a member of the public accidentally interfered with an electricity transformer, The Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) decided to review its perimeter security and opted for a monitored pulsed fencing solution from Gallagher Security. Based in Muscat, Oman, the Oman Electricity Transmission...

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...

Security threats against AI are not new, but they have been insufficiently addressed by enterprise users, argues VP analyst Avivah Litan  Repressive regimes are working hard on artificial intelligence (AI) systems that control populations and suppress dissent. If these efforts succeed, political protests will be a sentimental...

Dr Mohammad Hamdan, associate professor of Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University Dubai addresses the 3C's (Concerns, Challenges and Costs) critical to effective and secure cloud adoption IT infrastructure networks in the modern age are increasingly shifting towards the cloud, to benefit from cost, scalability, and management-related advantages....

Working in partnership with Oslo Airport to install the RTT110 EDS system presented Rapiscan Systems with not just one, but two unique challenges.  The first was creating a proprietary water cooling system that worked in tandem with the airport’s green initiatives, and the second a ‘Level 4’ review option running in parallel to the traditional baggage screening process.  Both would be challenges enough...

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...

Timothy Compston spotlights the access management issues that are leaving businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks and potential remedies to shore-up their defences    The last year has certainly been a turbulent one across the globe thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and, not surprisingly, this has had a...

“We are witnessing a new generation of specialised mass notification and critical communications solutions coming to the fore that are designed to deliver targeted, geo-specific information in a joined-up way” Recent events in the Austrian capital of Vienna have once again served to underscore the dangers...

"What is perhaps most positive for the security industry is PwC’s latest Middle East survey. It found that impact of COVID-19 has compelled many businesses to address issues around inadequate technology. The majority of those surveyed realise the need to digitise functions and operations with Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

A lot has changed over the past few months and retailers have felt the impact of it. Reflecting on Milestone’s recent ‘Retail - Normal Service Resumed?’ white paper focused on the Covid-19 theme, barox Kommunikation AG, the global manufacturer of professional video switches, media converters...

IBM Security has announced the official opening of its first Security Operations Center in Saudi Arabia and the region to provide managed security services to private and government sector customers. Through the center, IBM will offer clients in Saudi Arabia the option of managing their...

Innovative end-to-end security and surveillance solution developed by Axis improves operations and security at Napoleons Casinos & Restaurants new Manchester site.  Axis Communications has developed a sophisticated security solution to protect a new casino site in Manchester, UK. The complete end-to-end solution offers advanced levels of protection...

Timothy Compston considers the techniques that are taking off at airports to pick up on explosives and other suspicious items With activity in airports across the Middle East region starting to slowly re-open again after the shutdown at the height of the global pandemic - and...

Timothy Compston discovers why retailers have been counting on video analytics to keep their businesses on track When it comes to the state-of-play of video analytics (video content analysis) in the retail space there is little doubt that analytics has proven invaluable during the ongoing coronavirus...

Companies in the Middle East need to be on high alert over how their brands are being exploited by cybercriminals, writes Werno Gevers cybersecurity expert at Mimecast Middle East organisations are growing wary of criminals exploiting their brands to target their customers, partners or the general...

The use of encryption is all around us. Every single keystroke, every email sent or received, and every search on Google requires some form of data encryption to protect our personal information.  In the business world, encryption is necessary to protect customers' online purchases and payment details,...

Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey explains how Boeing company Insitu is helping the GGC monitor its remote CNI assets with autonomous surveillance systems  The complex geopolitical environment in the Gulf demands that prudent nations remain constantly vigilant to protect their...

Trevor Sinden, director of sales, Middle East & Africa at March Networks looks at how intelligent video is helping retailers during COVID-19 As retailers face the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19, many are adjusting to new ways of doing business. For some retail loss prevention managers this...

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