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Security Professionals Association launched

Adil-Abdelhadi

The first security professional association aimed at connecting people within the security industry has launched in the Middle East. The Security Professionals Association (SPA) for the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange and development for the more than 50,000 security professionals in the country. The initial launch has…

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First BlueKeep attacks prompt fresh warnings

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Ever since it was discovered six months ago, the BlueKeep vulnerability has had (not only) the cybersecurity community concerned about impending WannaCryptor-style attacks. Earlier in November, Microsoft together with security researchers Kevin Beaumont and Marcus Hutchins shed light on the first malicious campaign that was aimed at exploiting the critical remote code execution (RCE) flaw. The attacks targeted unpatched…

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Airbus supports Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix with secure and reliable technology

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Airbus was chosen as the official secure communications technology provider for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The security teams and coordinators of the Formula 1 race used the company’s Tetra network solutions to safeguard the venue and secure the smooth running of the event which took place between November 28 and December 1, 2019. The…

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Why a Smart Hospital Needs to Look After the Security of its Network

Gamal Emara

Few industries stand to benefit more in a connected world than healthcare, if you consider how a hospital currently operates – running on a network of machines that are constantly monitoring, measuring and analysing, dealing with hundreds of people walking in and out of its doors on a daily basis, and on high alert around…

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Middle East’s first Security Integration Forum announced

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Nedap and Touchless Biometric Systems (TBS) hosted the first Security Integration Forum in the Middle East. The event, held at the Conrad hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, brought together leading technology businesses and experts. The aim was to enable discussion of the latest security industry trends and potential collaborations and showcase advanced technologies…

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Tenable Research finds new vulnerabilities in popular blink smart security cameras

Renaud Deraison

Tenable, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, have announced that its research team has discovered seven severe vulnerabilities in Amazon-owned Blink XT2 security camera systems. If exploited, the vulnerabilities could give attackers full control of an affected device, allowing them to remotely view camera footage, listen to audio output and hijack the device for use in…

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McAfee Introduces CASB-Integrated Cloud Security Platform for Container-Based Applications

Rajiv Gupta

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, have announced McAfee MVISION Cloud for Containers, thereby becoming the first unified cloud security platform to integrate container security with its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) security solution. Leveraging NanoSec’s zero trust application visibility and control capabilities for container-based deployments in cloud environments, the…

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Traka Continues to Modernise Atlantis, The Palm’s Access Control Systems

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Traka, the leading worldwide specialist in intelligent asset management solutions, has announced the successful integration of its advanced key and asset management software at Atlantis, The Palm, allowing the iconic Dubai hotel to offer its guests the highest level of hospitality and security. An intuitive, browser-based asset control software, Traka Web and Traka Touch technology…

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