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Despite a steel drop in demand due declining oil prices and a deteriorating economy the Saudi market for biometrics products has since 2017 witnessed robust growth, according to a new report from 6Wresearch. This upsurge has been attributed to substantial investment in mega infrastructure projects due...

According to a newly-released report by Trend Micro Incorporated, ransomware remains a widespread threat in the UAE with the country accounting for 2.4 million of the 1.7 billion ransomware attacks detected globally in Q1 of 2018. The same trend was seen in Kuwait where 1.9 million...

Southwest Microwave has announced the appointment of Harun Ozerdem as Middle East sales manager. Harun will manage business development activities in Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen. Harun has over 20 years of experience as a security industry professional....

Timothy Compston investigates the steps being taken by manufacturers to ramp-up cybersecurity and how such concerns are influencing purchasing decisions following the growing problem botnet/DDos incidents affecting cameras on the network Today, more than ever, providers of physical security systems are investing in cyber protection for their...

FLIR Systems has launched a new line of security cameras called Saros™, a next-generation outdoor security product line that combines multiple traditional perimeter protection technologies into a unified solution. This approach is designed to deliver accurate, actionable alerts and verified alarm data. The FLIR Saros camera...

 Timothy Compston investigates the logic of deploying robots for security and public safety With the sight of security robots starting to patrol perimeters, shopping malls, and some police forces in the region even talking about deploying robots to supplement their existing resources, we consider how long...

Analyst Albert James Galloni looks at how intelligence generated by financial information can be a valuable asset in security terms  Financial services are one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Middle East, currently increasing in revenue, contribution to the GDP and strategic commercial importance across the Gulf...

Honeywell has appointed Fahmi Jabri as its business leader for commercial security in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META). Jabri’s new role will see him grow Honeywell’s security business and drive greater customer focus. He will also advance the organization’s portfolio of commercial security hardware...

The drive towards smart cities means that more transport systems are being integrated with traditional network surveillance equipment. But as the number of connected devices increases, so does the cyber risk. Philip Ingram reports   According to a 2016 EU Transport sector economic analysis report, transport plays...

NXN (formerly neXgen Group), a leading Smart Cities Digital Services organisation in the region has joined forces with McAfee to launch a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) practice in the Middle East. The MSSP practice will enable NXN to build on their Smart City Managed Service...

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation solutions specialists, Frontier Pitts, says that it has seen a surge of interest in its temporary and permanent barrier and blocker solutions over the last year from all over the globe. The company has been responsible for multiple projects of this nature in...

  The first Intersec Saudi Arabia was inaugurated today (2 May) by HH Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Jalawi Al Saud, Deputy Governor of Makkah Region for Security Affairs under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques...

Hikvision MENA will be hitting the road over the next couple of months for a 14-date series of seminars across the Middle East region. The tour which takes in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt is the second regional event of its kind for...

Timothy Compston navigates through the latest anti-drone solutions that have been developed to clip the wings of the soaring number of drones taking flight Few would argue that, when deployed correctly, drones – or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) – act as a powerful force multiplier for...

CNL Software has appointed Craig Menzies to the role of general manager - Middle East as the company prepares for further expansion in the region. Craig joins CNL Software from Tyco Fire & Security UAE where he was the Security Division manager, overseeing multi-disciplinary teams working...

Milestone Systems announced the appointment of a new regional director at Intersec. Christian Ringler takes over from long-serving Peter Biltsted who who recently retired. Claire Mahoney caught up with Christian at the show to find out how he plans to run Milestone’s regional operations. These days...

Intel Security has announced its second annual cloud security report, “Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky.” The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications, and the evolving impact of Shadow IT of the...

Milestone's new regional director for the MEA has promised to make sure the company will retain its number one spot at the leading open platform VMS company in the region. Christian Ringler who takes over the role from Peter Biltsted said that the company is being...

Nokia and the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end UAS ecosystem that will make the UAE the first country in the world to allow the operation of drones by both...

Non-state armed groups carried out more attacks in October 2016 than any other month in the past 12 months, with over half of them in the Middle East and Africa, according to new data released today by IHS Markit, a leader in critical information, analytics...

Shukri Eid has been appointed managing director of Cisco Middle East's East Region where he will lead Cisco’s business in the UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. Commenting on Shukri’s appointment, Mike Weston, vice president for Cisco Middle East said, “This is a dynamic time where...

G4S has announced the appointment of Alida Scholtz as CEO and MD for its UAE operations. She brings a wealth of experience from service industries as well as the manufacturing sector, and will be reporting directly to Claude Allain, president, G4S Middle East and India....

It’s a busy time for ONVIF, the IP-based standards organisation that creates open standards for the physical security market, with two profiles scheduled for final release in 2016 and yet another currently in development. ONVIF steering committee chair, Per Björkdahl, updates Security Middle East magazine. Profile...

To meet growing demand in the Middle East for its award-winning integrated security, access control and operations monitoring solutions, US-based global corporation Maxxess has appointed Mr Majid Shaikh to join the company’s regional head office in Dubai. In his role as professional technical support and pre-sales...

Dahua Technology held a seminar with its local distributor, FaraGostar, at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) International Conference Center in Teheran, Iran on May 14th, 2016. Over 600 people, including potential customers and influential government figure, attended the seminar. The Dahua Middle East team introduced the...

Thales is strengthening its business and commitment to the cybersecurity market in the Middle East with new executive appointments to its e-Security team. Philip Schreiber has been appointed regional sales director Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), previously regional sales manager sub-Saharan Africa at Thales...

The Gunnebo Group has received an order worth MSEK 20 to supply entrance security solutions to a nuclear power plant being built by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Delivery and installation is planned for during the second and...

The inaugural Infrastructure Security Conference (Infrasec) got underway in Bahrain today (19 April), as more than 150 regional energy professionals and international experts gathered to address the most pertinent challenges in protecting critical energy assets. The one-day pre-conference workshop and two-day conference is held under the...

Increased investment and awareness in cybersecurity measures are key for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) decision-makers if they’re to successfully defend against potential attacks on critical energy infrastructure, security experts have advised. Dr. Kevin Rosner, Senior Fellow with the Institute for Analysis of Global Security, said GCC...

Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Interior, inaugurated the ISNR Abu Dhabi event in the presence of the nation's top government officials and 150 foreign delegations and buyers. Over 20,000 attendees from the security and safety industries, and about 150...

eSentire a leader in Active Threat Protection solutions and managed security services has partnered with Credence Security, a leading provider of cybersecurity, digital forensics, and IT technologies and solutions, to provide mid-sized enterprises in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa regions with advanced cybersecurity capabilities...

USD 1.5 trillion investment opportunities over the next decade will propel Iran as the ‘go to market’ in the Middle East, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The Iranian government's 2025 strategic economic plan aims to double the economy from the current USD 415...

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) has completed another large scale project in the Middle East hospitality sector with a structured cabling solutions for the Kempinski, Al Mouj Muscat, a five-star property in the Al Mouj Muscat waterfront development. The hotel will now be able to leverage this network...

Canon Middle East introduced nine new network cameras including the company’s first 360-degree outdoor and infrared-enabled models for its Egyptian consumers at an exclusive event where it showcased its new technologies to around 120 consumers from various verticals such as banking, government, system integrators and vendors...

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