Features

  • 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, chie...

  • 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......

  • For our second SecurMiddleEast symposium of the year we headed to Riyadh at the end of October. We had 50 guests in attendance with many more tuning in remotely to hear what Saudi’s thought-leaders and innovators could share with our audience. Our audience was drawn......

  • 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......

  • 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 Om...

  • International Security Expo will return to Olympia, London from 28 – 29 September, reuniting the entire security market at the show’s first face-to-face event for over 18 months. Over 14,000 vetted visitors will come together under one roof looking to source the latest security products......

  • The 2021 Risk Maps report, finds that the Covid-19 pandemic both suppressed and aggravated terrorism and political violence risks in 2020. The unprecedented scale of state control, economic inequality and public anger over government handling of the pandemic will continue to play an influential part...

  • “VMS is an acronym everyone in the security industry is familiar with, but what it means is changing to the benefit of any organisation that places a premium on their physical security strategy,” writes Andreas Conrad, head of marketing at Qognify  There are many examples......

  • Smart cities, AI and the Cloud were the topics that created great debate at the inaugural SecurMiddleEast symposium held at the JW Marriott Maquis Hotel in Dubai in June. SME reports “Smart cities are no longer an option, they are a mandatory process which every......

  • Stuart Taylor, senior director at Forcepoint X-Labs looks at the complex issue of technical debt in light of the recent Fastly outage incident  When one web services customer changes a setting, and huge swathes of the internet become inaccessible as a result, you know the......

  • As global demand for produced goods continues to climb, manufacturing organisations are facing new challenges in meeting customer demand and elevated safety concerns along the supply chain due to a backlog of goods in transit. New technology offered by smart cameras can help to alleviate......

  • 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...

  • 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 pro...

  • 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 fr...

  • Sherif Shaltout vice president operations, Cysiv Middle East & Africa addresses the key frustrations facing security operations operatives and how SOC-as-a-Service can help solve them  Enterprises are constantly adopting new tools and technologies to make threat detection and response more effic...