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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...

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...

Information is vital to our business processes and operations, and because of that, it needs to be properly protected. SPA’s member of the month Moe Ahddoud looks at why information classification is central to an organisation’s information security strategy. Many people still think of IT assets...

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...