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Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ summit statement on COVID-19

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The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder of our interconnectedness and vulnerabilities. The virus respects no borders. Combating this pandemic calls for a transparent, robust, coordinated, large-scale and science-based global response in the spirit of solidarity. We are strongly committed to presenting a united front against this common threat. We are deeply saddened by…

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G20 responds to Covid-19 outbreak

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The representatives of the G20 Leaders, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people and the global economy during the second Sherpa meeting in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. We are deeply saddened by the human tragedy caused by the spread of COVID-19 and stand in solidarity with all affected countries. This pandemic calls for a…

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Further rise in Ransomware

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Last year ransomware made a comeback, as worldwide mobile operators made aggressive strides in the transformation to 5G, and GDPR achieved its first full year of implementation. The industry saw some of the largest fines ever given for massive data breaches experienced by enterprises. As the spike in demand for ransomware-as-a-service tools in underground forums,…

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Massive surge in demand for isolation pod

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Demand for the EU recognized isolation pod EpiShuttle has increased by almost 18 times during the last two weeks. Now the Norwegian company EpiGuard scales up production to meet global surge in demand for safe patient transport. The world is experiencing major challenges providing medical equipment and safe transportation for patients infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).…

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Middle East – Urgent emergency support requested for airlines

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to governments in the Middle East, as part of a worldwide campaign, to provide emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival due to the evaporation of air travel demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, said:…

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IATA backs aviation regulation flexibility during COVID-19 crisis

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed decisions taken by aviation regulators to provide flexibility to airlines and flight crew during the COVID-19 crisis, whilst urging others to follow suit. Gilberto Lopez Meyer, IATA’s Senior Vice President, Safety and Flight Operations, said: “Safety is the industry’s top priority. Countries have a well-established licensing system…

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Serco Middle East celebrates outstanding talent at Pulse Awards

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Serco Middle East celebrated the people behind its business at the annual Serco Middle East Pulse Awards, which recognise the exceptional work being carried out by staff in the region. The gala dinner event saw 200 Serco employees gather as individuals and teams were honoured for their roles in shaping the business’ future, with recognition…

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Marakeb, PSDSARC to jointly develop unmanned platforms in GCC

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UAE-based Marakeb Technologies, a global autonomous systems provider, and KSA-based Prince Sultan Defense Studies and Research Centre, a leading regional defence enabler, signed a collaboration agreement for the development of unmanned vehicles to serve the Armed and Security Forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The signing signifies the unity between the two countries in…

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Middle East contractor ARO Drilling powers growing offshore rig fleet

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IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that ARO Drilling, a world-class offshore drilling contractor that owns, operates, and manages a fleet of high-specification and premium jack-up rigs in Saudi Arabia, has deployed IFS Applications to unify mission-critical business processes across its headquarters and fleet of 16 offshore drilling rigs. A joint venture between Saudi…

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Vectra empowers organisations to detect and stop Office 365 breaches

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Cyber risk is becoming an escalating concern for organisations around the world, and Office 365 data breaches are at the forefront. Even with the rising adoption of incremental security approaches like multi-factor authentication, access controls continue to be circumvented. In fact, 40% of organisations suffer from Office 365 account takeovers. As these data breaches make…

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