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We’re just days away from the SecurMiddleEast event and our influential panel of speakers and panellists are prepping and making their final changes to their presentations. There’s still time to register to attend the event remotely and hear from the security sector’s key players. And...

We’re all geared up and ready to greet everyone tuning into the SecurMiddleEast event in Riyadh this week – and there’s still time to reserve your place to join us remotely. On Wednesday we’ll be joined by a host of speakers and panellists who’ll be discussing...

Airports are rapidly adopting the use of biometric technology to help drive security, according to Valour Consultancy. The data from Valour Consultancy suggests there will be an increase in biometrically-enabled passenger touchpoints in the world’s airports of 320% over the next decade. Its Seamless Passenger Journey...

Ring has launched a new line of smart home security products to help its mission to make neighbourhoods safer. The newest products include the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, Ring Video Doorbell Pro2 and Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus. The new Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro...

The 23rd edition of Intersec, marks the first industry event of 2022. It will be taking over the Dubai World Trade Center from the 16-18th January, bringing together leaders in the world of security, safety and emergency services. Security Middle East magazine – an official regional...

Facial recognition software has vastly improved in the last decade yet there’s still a perception that it’s an inferior form of security and can cause more problems than it solves. ATG Digital’s Ariel Flax is keen to bust those myths. He discusses how far the...

KPMG’s latest publication on industrial cyber defence has revealed that the frequency of cyberattacks on industrial operations in increasing. According to the report the cost of ransomware attacks skyrockets from a mere $8billion in 2018 to $20billion in 2020. The biggest jump in costs was...

The 41st GITEX Technology Week is taking place 17-21st October at the Dubai World Trade Centre and Trend Micro will be in attendance and looking to demonstrate the art of cybersecurity. The company will be demonstrating several of its cutting-edge security solutions in order to empower...

SAIMOS has announced the appointment of Hasan Basri as Regional Manager, ME. Basri is based in Dubai and brings 20+ years of experience in software sales, to the leading vendor of Intel CPU/VPU driven video analytics. Founder and CEO of SAIMOS, Karim Elhanafi, said: “We’re glad...

SICUREZZA 2021, the leading event in Italy and among the main ones in Europe for the security & fire sectors, will take place at Fiera Milano from 22 to 24 November. Convergence, digitisation, certification and quality of the profession will be the driving forces of an...

With the success of the inaugural SecurMiddleEast Symposium in Dubai still ringing in our ears, our thoughts now turn to the next instalment, to be held in Riyadh in October – and all are welcome to join us The rousing success of the Dubai event is...

Group-IB has signed a partnership agreement with Spire Solutions to deliver comprehensive solutions to its customers. Group-IB is dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud and investigating high-term crimes. Its new partner, Spire Solutions, is a value-added distributor for the Middle East and Africa. Group-IB...

Eagle Eye Networks has announced the acquisition of Uncanny Vision, boosting the company’s reputation for using AI and analytics to make customers’ business more efficient and the world a safer place. Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Network’s CEO, commented: “After evaluating more than a dozen AI companies,...

Intersec has appointed a new Head of Exhibition to lead the show’s ground-breaking event programme. Industry veteran Alex Nicholl has joined the world-leading emergency services, security and safety event for its 23rd edition. Nicholl brings with him a wealth of knowledge from 20 years+ working within...

With DSEI 2021 at EXCEL London wrapped up, we caught up with Shaun Ormrod, CEO of the World Defense Show, to discuss worldwide defence trends and understand the ever-changing landscape that challenges professionals in this sector. Following DSEI, all eyes will turn to the first...

The recent OS Malevich 2.12 update from Ajax Systems has delivered Chime – something that security professionals have been eagerly waiting for. The Chime feature is capable of alerting users that someone has entered a property – whether it’s a private house, shop or other building,...

High profile events like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics always present something of a security issue, and it’s vital that the very best security tech is deployed to support the event organisers. This year SCANNA was selected to play its part in securing the event...

Eagle Eye Networks, a global leader in cloud video surveillance, and Brivo, a leader in cloud-based access control, have been named as the first physical security companies to go through the Smart Solution Certification from Smart Building Certification. Smart Building Certification is dedicated to creating smarter,...

Available from next month, Teledyne FLIR has introduced the radiometric VUE TZ20-R thermal-zoom drone payload. The equipment enables DJI V2 Matrice 200 series and 300 pilots to see and measure thermal details. It features two FLIR Boson thermal cameras that deliver four times more pixels on...

Fifty two per cent of developers say that security policies are stifling their innovation, according to new research from VMware. The research reveals a widening gap between developers and security teams which could lead to serious consequences. The findings revealed: 22% of developers strongly agree that...

Bahrain has shown one of the biggest improvements in digital connectivity internationally, according to the Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index published by Surfshark. The Kingdom was ranked ninth in Asia and 39th globally in the index, which is based on a range of assessments including...

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...

Microsoft’s global partner Predica, has entered the Qatari market in anticipation of increased demand for exceptional IT consultancy services. The provider of consulting services in cloud-based security and cyber-resilience ranks within the top 10 consulting firms worldwide for Azure specialisations. Szymon Świątek, Country Manager at Predica in...

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:...

Bauporte Gulf has reported a growing demand for burglary resistance class, RC3 entrance systems and doors from building designers and owners across the Middle East and north Africa. While threat-resistant doors have long been the industry standard for financial institutions worldwide, the company says a new...

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...

The Arab Federation for Digital Economy (AFDE) has signed a memorandum of understanding with ATDXT LLC to launch a regional data centre, the first cooperation of its kind in the area. Situated in Bahrain, the data centre will be used by companies and government and civilian...

The merger of protective intelligence software Ontic, and SIGMA Threat Management Associates will deliver an end-to-end solution for physical and behaviours threat signal intelligence, automation, workflow and threat assessment methodology. The two companies had previously partnered together to integrate SIGMA’s threat assessment protocols and expertise with...

Airbus has signed a contract with Beijing JustTop to expand and improve the Beijing Government Shared Tetra network radio coverage for the venue area of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Under the new contract, Airbus will provide multiple TB3 base stations for the network expansion project....

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...

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