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Raytheon and Saudi Arabia Military Industries sign MoU for cyber security

In a ceremony witnessed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and US President Donald Trump, Raytheon and the Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on defense-related projects and technology development. The agreement will enable continued global growth for Raytheon in key […]


Low cost Saudi airlines flynas partners with connxe solution  

Customers of Saudi Arabia based low-cost airline, flynas, can now book their airport transfers through a wide range of touchpoints and integrations on the flynas website, mobile and email communications. This is through the HolidayTaxis Group ground transportation platform, conxxe. The HolidayTaxis, conxxe group already powers ground transportation solutions for over 30 of the world’s […]


BIOS ME to manage cloud for Jaleel Holdings using CloudHPT

As the popularity of cloud computing grows across the Gulf, more companies are starting to adopt the benefits of cloud services into their business infrastructure. One of them is the UAE based investment company Jaleel Holdings. The company has interests in multiple sectors, including, education, metal fabrication, logistics, and fast-moving consumer goods. As part of […]


Hamad International Airport signs partnership with Huawei for digital transformation

Huawei and Hamad International Airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding, formalising a strategic partnership to enable the airport’s digital transformation. The MoU provides a broad framework for collaboration between Hamad International Airport and Huawei for co-creation of innovative concepts, prototypes and solutions using cutting-edge technologies, particularly in the areas of IoT and autonomous machines, to […]


Royal Jordanian Airlines to upgrade applications from Sabre

Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has signed a new agreement with Royal Jordanian to provide the carrier with a suite of technology to help plan its network of flights. Airline network planning departments face several challenges, such as proactively and accurately informing network planners about which markets to […]


Epicor Software Corporation launches new version of Cloud-based ERP

The latest version of Epicor ERP, the global enterprise resource planning solution, has been officially launched. Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has introduced the latest version of its global enterprise resource planning solution, used in 150 countries worldwide, at its Insights 2017 customer conference. Building on […]


Darkmatter partners with du to enhance cyber security for UAE enterprises

UAE based DarkMatter and du have announced a commercial partnership. DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, and UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, have announced the partnership to offer enhanced cyber security products and services to enterprises across the country. The commercial partnership – the first of its kind in the UAE […]


Mashreq Bank, Bank Muscat select Oberthur Technologies for card solutions

Oberthur Technologies, a global provider of embedded security products in the payment sector, has been selected by Mashreq Bank to deploy Instant Card Issuance in UAE. Mashreq Bank is one of the UAE’s leading financial institutions. Established in 1967 by the Al-Ghurair Group, it is the largest private sector bank in the UAE. With 50 […]


Equinix drives digital transformation in healthcare vertical

Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix is working with managed service provider BIOS ME to serve the Avivo Group, one of BIOS’s key customers. This will enable digital transformation of enterprises in the healthcare vertical.  With the help of Equinix with an average uptime of 99.9999% globally, the BIOS and CloudHPT teams were able […]


Mimecast to demonstrate cyber resilience techniques at GISEC 2017

Email and data security company Mimecast Limited has announced its participation at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), which will be held from May 21 to May 23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The company plans to showcase its full-range of advanced email and data security services and demonstrate enhanced cyber […]


eHosting Datafort opens New Cyber Defense Centre in Dubai

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud infrastructure services provider, has launched its Cyber Defense Centre (CDC) in Dubai Internet City. The CDC comes at a crucial time when organisations in the Middle East are faced with advanced and persistent security threats. “eHDF’s CDC deploys advanced security intelligence and automation tools to […]


Simplifying collaboration in the digital workplace

The process of digital transformation is impacting every segment, in every industry, and in every country. The pace of change in connectivity is expected to be so fast across the next ten years that what we have gone through till now is only 1% of what is expected. In this new digital world, 40% of […]


Ransomware: An action plan – by Steven Malone of Mimecast

Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management at Mimecast, talks us through an action plan to improve your cyber resilience. The global reach and considerable impact of the WannaCrypt (WannaCry/Wcry) ransomware is a wake-up call for organisations and governments around the world. This on-going cyber threat will continue to adapt to take advantage of weaknesses […]


WannaCry attacks qualify as virus disaster many times over

Over a dozen years ago, malware pioneer Dr Peter Tippett coined the expression virus disaster, which describes the point at which more than 25 machines are infected on a single network as the tipping point for complete shutdown of a network. The new ransomware WannaCry, which locks down all files on an infected computer until […]


Help AG releases advisory on WannaCry ransomware threat

On 12th May, a mass ransomware attacked started hitting hospitals, telecom service providers, universities and other institutions worldwide, using the malware WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r 2.0. It is found to be perpetrated by exploiting a known flaw in Microsoft Windows SMB Server, MS17-010. Given the nature of its impact, all organisations should consider this as high risk […]


WannaCry just showed why healthcare is lagging in security

Healthcare is an industry under siege. This statement was true yesterday and was underscored by the massive ransomware attack. Care providers are targeted by cybercriminals with greater frequency than any other organisation. And thanks to old equipment and flagging security standards, these attacks find success far more often than they should. Security is no longer […]


WannaCry and why it has wrecked so many businesses

This week’s attacks leveraging the WannaCry ransomware were the first time we have seen an attack combine worm tactics along with the business model of ransomware. The weaponisation of the EternalBlue exploit made public weeks ago, and unpatched MS-17-010 Windows OS vulnerabilities by the thousands enabled WannaCry to infect hundreds of thousands of computers, across […]


UAE Exchange launches wearable card using Oberthur Technologies Flybuy MiniFOB

UAE Exchange, a global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, and Oberthur Technologies have partnered to launch gocash prepaid card of UAE Exchange through the first-ever contactless payment through wearable devices powered by Flybuy MiniFOB technology from Oberthur Technologies. UAE Exchange will be offering the wearable contactless payment option to select 100 gocash prepaid […]


Qatar Islamic Bank to use TSYS PRIME4 for card issuing and acquiring

TSYS announced it has signed an agreement with Qatar International Islamic Bank to license PRIME 4, the latest version of TSYS’ future-focused PRIME payment solutions platform. Qatar International Islamic Bank is an award-winning Islamic bank that will leverage PRIME as a consolidation platform to manage all of its card issuing and multi-channel acquiring. By migrating […]


US based Silver Springs to build wireless mesh for DEWA smart grid

Silver Spring Networks, announced that its subsidiary, Silver Spring Networks International, has entered into an agreement with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA to establish a communication platform based on Silver Spring’s IPv6 multi-application Radio Frequency Mesh Canopy. This will allow DEWA to provide smart grid applications such as smart electricity, water meter and […]