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Zaal Nodjoumi, chief executive officer of Cyber Sense Technologies Ltd looks at how cyber security needs to be taken seriously enterprise-wide 'Cyber Security' - Just uttering these words to most people causes them to check out of the conversation before it even starts. From CEOs to...

The Middle East and North Africa Information Security Conference represents the biggest Cybersecurity Conference in the MENA region.  Hosted by cybersecurity advisory company VirtuPort for the past 9 years, the 2021 event will take place in Riyadh as a hybrid virtual event on 25th -...

A new IBM study conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that 85 percent of C-Suite executives surveyed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are pursuing or planning to implement hybrid cloud strategies in their organisations. According to the study, C-Suite executives surveyed in 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...

Odyssey Cybersecurity has proudly announced the long-anticipated rebranding of its award-winning ClearSkies™ line of cloud-based products and services, signifying its promise to constantly stay abreast of rapid technological advancements in addressing its customers’ evolving Information Security and Risk Management needs. ClearSkies™ offers fast, robust, flexible, scalable...

Outdoor video surveillance experts, NSGate has signed a distribution agreement with Topnet Distribution FZCO, a regional value added distributor of network infrastructure, ICT and security solutions in the Middle East. With this agreement, NSGate's full range of  solutions for outdoor video surveillance systems and industrial networking...

Axis Communications has appointed Ettiene Van Der Watt to the role of regional director, Middle East & Africa, which includes United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Africa and Levant countries. Ettiene has been part of the Axis family for close to a decade and...

"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)...

The current pandemic is still dominating our lives and not surprisingly continues to dominate our magazine. Reducing opportunities for virus transmission is now a major priority for all businesses particularly those that are forward facing such as retail. Video surveillance technology has for several years now...

When it comes to biometrics for security there is little doubt that facial recognition is now at the very forefront of 'frictionless' ways to authenticate the identity of individuals. Timothy Compston casts his eye over the latest developments We are seeing the latest generation of powerful facial...

Aluisio Figueiredo CEO at ISS - Intelligent Security Systems explains why the convergence of technologies and integration of information and communication have increased the threats   According to a recent research project conducted in May 2020 by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global critical infrastructure protection (CIP) market is estimated...

Despite the growing market for VMS and VsaaS, Timothy Compston finds out that NVR technology is still very much the workhorse in the banking and transport sectors When it comes to the world of video surveillance these days it is all too easy to overlook dedicated...

Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is now a Dubai Electronic Security Center DESC certified Cloud Service Provider (CSP) in the UAE. DESC has developed a CSP Security Standard, which outlines requirements and guidelines for...

Abu Dhabi Municipality has overhauled its legacy networking infrastructure and deployed powerful new Wi-Fi 6 technology from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, that has laid the foundation for its Smart Digital Workplace initiative. Ahmad Al Hammadi, IT manager at Abu Dhabi Municipality says, “We understand...

Meraj Khan, business development manager - Critical Infrastructure, Axis Communication Middle East looks at how if you protect the core of your operations the benefits will be felt across the key security related areas of your organisation What is Critical Infrastructure? Critical Infrastructure is a broad...

Timothy Compston explores why the vetting and screening of airport workers is high on the aviation security agenda thanks to a series of major terrorist incidents The vetting of those employed at airports is one aspect of security that has been raised by many commentators as...

Milestone Systems recently received Security Equipment Approval from the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) of Dubai. SIRA is a government body regulating the security industry in the Emirate of Dubai, providing protection to the community using preventive security systems and precautionary measures. Video Guard, an initiative by...

Today the video surveillance camera technology landscape is changing beyond all recognition thanks to powerful 'system-on-a-chip' architecture. We lift the lid on today's cameras to find out more about the features being adopted including more advanced processing - like AI (Artificial Intelligence) based video analytics...

Timothy Compston checks out the latest Point-Of-Sale (POS) security solutions that are ringing the changes in the battle against customer theft and staff fraud including a new system gaining traction that advanced algorithms to deter the growing problem of theft at self-service check-outs There is little...

Wavestore’s VMS recent pre-qualification for major customer projects across the Middle East has led to the company reporting increased sales activity across the region. Wavestore works closely with a wide range of technology partners to ensure its video recording and management software is at the heart...

Doors are opening to the cloud for access control. Timothy Compston asks are there any hurdles that still need to be overcome for the cloud's wider adoption for access control? As more and more business functions become reliant on the cloud - essentially off premises computing...

Philip Ingram MBE discusses his five trends for the security industry year ahead with Jamil Alasfar, senior sales manager Middle East & Africa with South Korean CCTV manufacturer IDIS and Johan Paulsson, CTO with the giant that is Axis Communications There are five major trends influencing...

The Middle East and Africa recorded a 27-fold increase in contactless transactions during 2017. Timothy Compston finds out whether contactless payment adds up security wise  The move to near field communication (NFC) - or radio frequency identification (RFID) - contactless payment methods is proving to be...

Wavestore, a British developer of open platform Video Management Software (VMS), has announced the opening of a Middle East office and the appointment of Mustapha Kabbara as its business development director for the region. Reporting to Wavestore’s managing director, James Smith, and based at the company’s...

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