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Ooredoo Kuwait and Ericsson have teamed up to evolve its billing system by implementing Ericsson Billing across the network. The move will enable the 5G revolution across Ooredoo’s Kuwait network and deliver best-in-class billing security. Ericsson’s system implements an information security policy with centralised Identity Management (IDM)...

Kaspersky has achieved a SPARK Matrix award for its managed security services, with service excellence and customer impact both being cited as key drivers of its success. The 2022 SPARK Matrix: Managed Security Services places Kaspersky as a ‘Technology Leader’ ahead of other Aspirants and Challengers....

PERCo unveiled one of its newest additions to the international security market at this year’s Intersec show – where it demonstrated its boom barrier for the overseas market. The GS04 boom barrier is used for vehicle access control to the facility, providing reliability, safety, and usability. It...

Credence Security – a pan-EMEA specialty value-added-distributer and its sister companies, Cyber Security South Africa and Cyber Security Africa Distribution, have been consolidated under a unified brand identity called Trinexia. Vivian Gevers, Chief Operations Officer, Trinexia, said, "We are confident that in this new chapter, we...

According to research from LinkedIn, digital security is one of the fastest-growing job sectors in Saudi Arabia, alongside sustainability, sales and technology. Both security operations centre analyst and cybersecurity managers make the top 10 of the most in-demand jobs in the region, with traditional security guards...

According to website Numbeo, Qatar is the safest place in the world. Numbeo publishes reports ranking countries’ safety based on the crime rate in relation to the laws of the countries. Qatar has topped the list for the past five years, taking over from Japan in...

Cybersecurity platform company SentinelOne has opened a new Dubai office to support its regional growth plans in the Middle East and Africa. As the company continues expanding into new markets, the new facility will serve as the regional hub for SentinelOne’s Middle East, Turkey and Africa...

More than half (67%) of top-level managers in the UAE and KSA have admitted that a miscommunication within their IT security team has resulted in a cybersecurity incident. That’s according to a global survey from Kaspersky – which also revealed 97% of non-IT respondents experienced miscommunication...

Ledger is providing hard wallet solutions for UAE Arts DAO members to safeguard cryptocurrency. Hard wallet solutions keep your vital data offline in a hardware wallet, allowing only the owner access. Cryptocurrency is a ‘private key’ and it is this little piece of data that is...

Congratulations to Secure Logiq - who was recognised for its efforts in offsetting the carbon of the electronic security manufacturing sector. The company took home the award for Security Sustainability service of the year at this year's Intersec Exhibition. Secure Logiq's company ethos is based on...

Well, that's a wrap. Intersec is over for another year. The Security Middle East magazine team enjoyed meeting everyone at the show and having the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and thought leaders; exploring the newest innovations set to hit the market; and forging...

After successful 15 editions of Cyber Security Summit, Exito is all set to host another milestone event, which serves as an ideal platform to enhance insights of  Kenya’s Cyber Security Models for Tomorrow. The Cyber Security Summit is an invitation-only, in-person event exclusively for cybersecurity leaders...

Kuwait has announced it has installed smart traffic cameras in a bid to boost road safety. The new cameras are able to detect mobile phone useage from drivers, record illegal turns, recognise when drivers and passengers are not wearing seatbelts, and identify speed limit and traffic...

The Women’s Training Institute of the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces saw 255 female recruits graduate last week. The newest recruits to the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces specialise in both diplomatic and Hajj and Umrah security. The latest batch of recruits follows on from the first-ever female recruits...

The first day of Intersec has been a whirlwind success and the Security Middle East team has been pleased to renew connections and forge new working relationships too. It's great to see so many industry people gather to share ideas, experiences and best practice. There's been...

Chief Executive Officer of Infoblox, Jesper Anderson has announced his retirement, with Scott Harrell appointed as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Enterprise security company. Anderson will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and support Harrell through the transition to his...

Big things are about to happen at Intersec so we hope you’re ready! The show opens its doors to the security industry tomorrow morning and everyone in the know will be there. There’s no better time to reinforce those ever-important business relationships and to forge...

A list of the most powerful armies in the world for 2023 has been published by Global Fire Power, with Egypt taking first place for the most powerful Arab and African armies. Globally, the US took the number one spot, followed by Russia, then China. A...

With just one day to go until Intersec opens its doors to the security industry, Maxxess is preparing to announce its major project wins and highlight successful case studies including the landmark Jumeirah Al Marsa hotel and harbour development, the RUI Resort Hotel, the multi-use...

Applied Value Group has invested $1 million in CatchProbe Intelligence Technologies Corporation – a company that develops new generation integrated digital intelligence products to eliminate misinformation in cyber intelligence products. According to CatchProbe, its platform is the only product in the world in the field of...

The Kuwaiti government has formed a strategic alliance with Google Cloud to support its digitisation efforts in the public sector. The agreement, the value of which is currently unknown, will encompass digitising government services, migrating and storing national data securely on the cloud and setting up...

Quanika will be making its first-ever Intersec appearance this year, as it showcases its next-generation silo-free security and site management software at the Intersec exhibition. The company will be joining Axis Communications on stand S1-G14, where visitors can find out more about its Enterprise access control...

Qatar is looking to non-motorised transport to help reduce pollution and traffic flow – and in doing so will make other modes of transport much safer and secure for users. The newly updated transport plan for Qatar – the Transportation Master Plan for Qatar 2050, includes...

The first B2B enterprise marketplace for the cybersecurity industry in the Middle East has officially been recognised as a great place to work. AmiViz has been certified as a Great Place to Work following a thorough and independent analysis carried out by Great Places to Work...

Oman Air has partnered up with HSBC for a new currency partnership, offering the bank's 'Global Disbursement' service from a centralised hub in Oman. The new partnership is expected to boost security as well as enhance efficiency. The fast money transfer service will allow for numerous currency...

A new state-of-the-art self-service banking kiosk is allowing Al Salam Bank customers to carry out a number of financial services independently - and most importantly safely and securely. The kiosk is fully equipped with the Benefit Company’s biometric and e-KYC (know your customer) authentication technology, to...

Technology Innovation Institute launches competition to develop advanced thermal imaging algorithms Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council’s Technology Innovation Institute (TII) has launched ‘Infrared Tracking Challenge’, a crowdfunding competition to create AI solutions that are capable of tracking objects in the dark. Autonomous ground vehicles are able...

If you were expecting 2023 to ease up on the fraudulent activity think again. According to Callsign, this year is set to see new fraud vectors emerge, further eroding the digital trust in banks, telecoms, social media, ecommerce platforms and other digital providers. Prediction 1: Dormant...

Johnson Controls has gained accreditation for its OpenBlue suite of connected solutions through WiredScore, a global leader in the assessment and certification of digital connectivity and smart technology in homes and offices worldwide. The Accredited Solutions programme certifies that smart, connected building products perform to...

Citrus Consulting Services, an information technology consultancy firm, has announced a strategic partnership with Salt Security, a leading API security company. Citrus serves the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region with its services and will further build its global offering. As part of the announcement, Citrus...

We’re just one month away from the safety and security industry’s global meeting place - Intersecexpo 2023. Exhibitors from over 50 countries are gearing up to showcase 10,000+ products with 10+ official international country pavilions 🌍 Hikvision, Dell Technologies, BMW AGMC, Bristol, NAFFCO FZCO and ZIEL TEKNOLOJİ are among a few of the industry-leading giants...

BCD has developed another security product with its VMS-verified external storage bundles, that work with its existing video software options. The new product joins their existing range of high-availability security solutions including large storage rack-mountable servers, video management software and more. With the advent of Deepstor®, BCD brings...

Freevolt has launched its next-generation biometric smartcard products based on the LEGIC security platform. S-Key is a patented, battery-less, fingerprint-activated smartcard that seamlessly integrates with the LEGIC security platform. It can prevent unauthorised and criminal access to restricted areas as well as eliminate the risk of...

The Middle East market for security, safety, and fire protection is on track for double-digit growth over the next four years, according to the latest research analysis. Analysts Frost & Sullivan (F&S) credited the growth to increased demand from regional governments and the private sector as...