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KATIM, an EDGE Group entity and Thales will begin a discussion on the co-development of Software Defined Radio technologies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A declaration of intent was signed at the international defence and security show, Eurosatory, by Didier Pagnoux, CEO of KATIM, Abdelhafid...

Liminal Custody announced the strategic expansion of its operations to Dubai. This move aims to cement its role as a key player in the rapidly growing digital asset industry within the MENA region, known for its innovation and institutional adoption. The new office in Sheikh Rashid Tower...

Signicat announced the launch of a new feature in its MobileID product: Face Authentication. MobileID is Signicat’s flagship product for secure user authentication via mobile apps. This new addition is designed to enhance security and prevent fraud in the financial and regulated services sectors. Signicat's recent study...

Much progress has been made in integrating augmented reality applications with video surveillance. Stefan Lundberg, Senior Expert Engineer at Axis Communications, asks, what can we expect next? What began with daydreaming, quickly progressed to innovation, and has now reached the point of bringing certain ‘what if?’...

Group-IB announced its partnership with the Security Operations Center-Capability & Maturity Model (SOC-CMM) as its first Silver Support Partner in the Asia-Pacific region.  This collaboration aims to enhance the capabilities of Security Operations Centers (SOCs) worldwide through comprehensive assessments, consulting services, and targeted training.  The SOC-CMM model...

Putting together the Security Middle East Conference agenda, we looked at the most pressing issues facing the industry at the moment and realised the topic of sustainability, and securing the future is prevalent to all businesses around the world. With this, we put together the...

ASIS International announced the appointment of William Tenney as its new Chief Executive Officer. As ASIS International’s CEO, Tenney will spearhead the organisation's strategic vision, working closely with members, partners, and stakeholders to advance the mission of fostering excellence in the security profession worldwide. Cy A. Oatridge,...

Vertiv launched its AI Hub, which aims to offer partners, customers, and website visitors access to essential information, reference designs, and resources for planning AI-ready infrastructure. The Vertiv AI Hub offers a wealth of resources, including white papers, industry research, tools, and power and cooling portfolios...

Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD) achieved a Guinness World Records title for the 'Largest Underground Car Park,' which uses an intelligent system and holds a capacity of 10,017 spaces across six levels. The design of MDD places car parking and building services underground, which has significantly reduced...

VGS announced a partnership with Onafriq, which aims to bolster security and innovation for Fintechs across Africa and the Middle East. VGS securely collects and stores payment card information on behalf of its clients, shielding them from PCI compliance liability and the inherent risks associated with...

The Security Middle East Conference started just after 9 am, following 300+ c-suite decision-makers taking their seats and getting comfortable. Following a brief introductory video, Fahad Alghamdi, Chief Operations Officer from our strategic partner SAFE – The National Security Services Company, gave a brief welcome speech. This...

One Identity announced a strategic distribution partnership with TRINEXIA to address the growing demand for Unified Identity Security solutions in the Middle East, bridging cybersecurity gaps within the region. The partnership comes at a time when the Identity and Access Management (IAM) market is projected to...

Genetec In. announced the opening of several new R&D hubs, Experience Centers, and the expansion of several offices around the world. The company is expanding its global footprint beginning with new research and development hubs in strategic locations to complement the company's existing Montréal-based campus and...

Geutebrück announced its acquisition of the CLAAS logistics centre. The CLAAS logistics center uses video surveillance and process documentation to prevent crimes and process errors effectively and efficiently. Innovation and customer feedback integration are vital for CLAAS. Their products prioritise reliability, productivity, efficiency, and performance, along with...

The Security Middle East Conference recently commenced with a charismatic and influential figure at the forefront: Fahad AlGhamdi, Chief Operations Officer at The National Security Services Company- SAFE. AlGhamdi’s extensive contributions to various security fields, commitment to teamwork, leader development, officer training, and innovative practices have...

Veeam Software announced new technical training and certification programmes through Veeam University, which delivers Veeam technical training to IT professionals on-demand anytime, anywhere. The new online offering is the result of a global partnership with Tsunati, a Veeam Accredited Service Partner. Veeam University offers maximum flexibility and...

CyberHive is launching a complete suite of threat protection modules that block current and future cyber threats to UAE businesses. The company’s UAE launch comes in direct response to the region’s medium and larger enterprises' requirement for stronger network security and greater power over what passes through...

Gathering nationwide anticipation, Saudi Arabia’s inaugural edition of the Smart Data & AI Summit is today in Riyadh. The summit is pacing to navigate the future of big data analytics and AI. At the heart of this summit, there’ll be discussions led by the most senior executives...

The Middle East Employee Wellbeing Summit is poised to become the region's foremost platform for exploring and advancing employee well-being initiatives. Scheduled for May 28th - 29th, 2024 in Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, this summit is set to revolutionise organisational approaches to employee welfare, addressing critical issues...

The Security Middle East Conference was a landmark event for the region's security industry. Held on the 14th of May and organised by Security Middle East magazine, the conference brought together world-leading experts, industry pioneers, and key stakeholders to discuss the future of security in the...

BeyondTrust announced the availability of Password Safe as a SaaS offering in the UAE, enabling UAE organisations to implement best-practice cybersecurity controls through cost-effective, subscription-style pricing models. When deployed as a managed service, Password Safe reduces the labour commitment from end users, freeing up workforces to...

CREALOGIX and Tuum announced a strategic partnership aimed at revolutionising the banking and financing landscape in the GCC region. The alliance will bring together the strengths of both companies to deliver an unparalleled end-to-end banking experience. Customers will benefit from a comprehensive suite of services including...

LogRhythm and Exabeam announced that the companies have entered into a merger agreement. The combined company will leverage the complementary strengths of each organisation to take AI-driven security operations to new heights. “Together our expertise and shared strategic vision will accelerate innovative AI-driven cybersecurity solutions for customers...

ATERMES will establish a new MENA headquarters in Dubai, UAE to accommodate growing demands in these strategic industries. The announcement, made on the same day ATERMES confirmed its participation at ISNR Abu Dhabi, the region’s largest national security, cybersecurity, and civil protection event; illustrates the company’s...

Hytera celebrated the 10th anniversary of its subsidiary company in the United Arab Emirates with an impressive light show at Burj Khalifa during its partner summit of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region in Dubai on May 16th. Over the past decade, Hytera has taken...

In a groundbreaking demonstration at the SAMENA Leaders’ Summit 2024 held in Dubai, the UAE announced achieving the world's fastest recorded 5G network speed, reaching an astounding 30.5 gigabits per second (Gbps). This remarkable milestone establishes the UAE as the global leader in 5G network performance,...

The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) announced the winners of the 2024 International Critical Communications Awards (ICCAs) on Tuesday.  These awards honor the most outstanding products, individuals, and organisations that have broadened industry capabilities and delivered new value over the last year. Presented by TCCA, the ICCAs are...

Ajax Systems, a leading home security and automation company, has won three prestigious Red Dot Awards for its innovative intrusion and smart automation products. This is the first time in the company's history that it has received this recognition. The Red Dot Award is an internationally...

Genetec Inc. unveiled its new enterprise-grade SaaS solution called the Security Center SaaS.  This new offering gives businesses the freedom to choose the door controllers, cameras, and devices that work best for their operations. The Security Center SaaS is built on an open platform architecture that allows organisations to connect directly...

Zebra Technologies Corporation is set to showcase three technology pillars to unlock the digital future of EMEA's public safety sector at the Critical Communications World (CCW) from May 14-16, 2024, at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE. The event, which will take place at stand N40,...

LogRhythm announced the release of its report, “2024 State of the Security Team: Navigating Constant Change” based on research conducted by Dimensional Research.  The report dives deep into the evolving digital landscape, unveiling that 95 per cent of companies reported they’ve altered their cybersecurity strategies within the...

Hanwha Vision joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The UNGC encourages companies to integrate ten key principles, covering human rights, labour standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption into their core operations and strategies. With over 20,000 participants in 167 countries, the...

NEOM, a futuristic city being developed in Saudi Arabia, recently showcased new technology that will allow travellers to pass through its airport eGates without relying on human interaction.  The technology features biometric scanners and high-resolution cameras that capture each traveller's biometrics, allowing for a smooth and...

Dubai announced a new plan to establish itself as a global hub for artificial intelligence (AI) innovation, governance, and investment.  The city is set to launch an incubator for investment, create AI CEO roles at all government entities, and introduce a commercial license for businesses in...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been predicted to become the third-largest global player in the regenerative artificial intelligence (AI) sector, after the United States and China.  Jaspreet Bindra, founder of Tech Whisperer UK Limited and a technology strategist, has stated that the UAE has the potential to develop and...

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, Inc. has released its latest DDoS Threat Intelligence Report, which provides insight into the trends and attack methodologies used by adversaries against service providers, enterprises, and end-users. According to the report, NETSCOUT observed more than 7 million DDoS attacks in the second half of...

Treyam is the latest giga-project announced by NEOM, the PIF-Backed company seeking to establish Saudi Arabia as a global tourism destination, no longer reliant on the region’s historically large oil economy. A 250-room luxury resort stationed in the beautiful desert landscape, with unique naturalistic architecture hotels...

Geutebrueck GmbH announced that it received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Geutebrueck GmbH G-Connect interfaces with the OnGuard® access control system. The option enables the mutual exchange of alarm messages between the OnGuard access control system and G-Core. This allows...

Magnet Forensics announced the launch of Magnet One, an innovative end-to-end digital forensics platform that empowers public safety agencies to redefine digital investigations and seek justice faster. With the increasing influx of digital evidence in investigations, Magnet One aims to revolutionise the traditional approach to digital...