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How CIOs are shaping their networks for a digital future

CIOs and teams responsible for network and security architecture should understand how well-prepared their organisations are in comparison to their peers, says Eyad Shihabi, Vice President, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, BT. But, he says, with the right information, a well-prepared CIO can harness the flood of data to create new business opportunities, deploy a […]


ManageEngine Vice President on securing the new endpoint

Rajesh Ranganathan, Vice President, ManageEngine, tells us how the browser has evolved into an endpoint and that there is now a need to apply the heightened management and security which is applied to its hardware-based counterparts. Asked to name their critical network endpoints, most IT pros would cite mobile devices, laptops, desktops and servers. A […]


McAfee Labs sees continued cryptocurrency mining surge

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2018, examining the growth and trends of new cyberthreats in Q2 2018. In the second quarter, McAfee Labs saw the surge in cryptomining malware growth that began in Q4 2017 continue through the first half of 2018. McAfee also saw the continued […]


Raytheon to expand cybersecurity customer base in the Middle East

Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions, has been awarded a multi-year contract with a new government customer in the Middle East North Africa region.  Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business will provide advanced cybersecurity solutions and associated training, knowledge transfer and operational and sustainment support. Dave […]


Help AG expert: MSS offers a positive note for enterprises

Intelligent CIO asked Nicolai Solling, CTO, Help AG Middle East, if it’s becoming easier for cybercriminals to access company data. He tells us that despite cybercriminals having more resources, funds and capabilities than ever before, the emergence of Managed Security Services offers a positive note for enterprises. First of all, it is important to understand […]


Oman Arab Bank receives award for cybersecurity practices

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) has been presented with an award recognising its outstanding cybersecurity practices. A ceremony organised by the bank, saw Trend Micro representatives handing out the award and certificates at the OAB Head Office. Ghulam Basheer, Head of the IT Security Department at OAB, said: “Being a financial institution, security has always been our […]


VMware’s digital suite to take centre stage at GITEX 2018

VMware will be exhibiting at GITEX Technology Week from October 14 to 18, where it will be showcasing its latest innovations in cloud, networking and security and digital workspace technologies that are seen as critical to the successful Digital Transformation of Middle East organisations. VMware will also be displaying its latest achievements across its VMware […]


Huawei opens new office in Doha to support expanded activities

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has become one of the first technology firms to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar. Huawei’s position as one of the first fully-owned technology companies operating in Qatar follows a May 2018 announcement that the country would open […]


Rapid adoption of public cloud opens ‘cybersecurity gap’

A majority of European and Middle East cybersecurity professionals at organisations using DevOps practices in the public cloud believe that their organisations are trading speed for security. That’s according to a newly published cloud security study commissioned by Palo Alto Networks, a global security leader, in which 72% of cybersecurity professionals indicated that the speed […]


MapR expands its territories and bolsters leadership in EMEA region

MapR Technologies, Inc., a leading data platform for AI and analytics, has announced changes to its EMEA leadership team following significant growth across the region. With a strong presence in the UK, Germany, France and Benelux, effective immediately, MapR has established an Emerging Territories region to more effectively develop business opportunities outside of these established […]