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Five things to consider when recruiting a Data Protection Officer

Jan van Vliet, VP and GM EMEA of Digital Guardian, discusses what the role of DPO entails and outlines five critical components to look for in potential candidates.  With GDPR now in force, one of its central requirements is for businesses that process or store a large volume of personal data to appoint a Data […]


UAE citizens get improved access to public services with Avaya communications solutions

Using Avaya innovation the electronic government authority of Ras Al Khaimah creates unified platform for greater citizen engagement, access to services and employee collaboration.  Citizens of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, now have easier access to government services thanks to an expansion of the technology partnership […]


Kaspersky Lab improves security awareness with training platform

According to a 2017 survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 57% of companies in the UAE and 42% in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attributed weaknesses in their IT security strategy to the careless actions of employees. With staff training seen as an important way to reduce cybersecurity incidents, finding the most efficient approach […]


Paladion expert on AI’s impact on the cyberskills shortage

Jose Varghese – EVP and Head of Managed Security Services at Paladion, discusses the latest state of the skills shortage faced by the cybersecurity industry and the impact of AI.  The cybersecurity skills shortage has long been a problem for CISOs and a recent report by the Enterprise Strategy Group found this skills shortage is growing. […]


Gigamon: The nine most vital network security best practices

Sam Kumarsamy, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Gigamon, says it’s an old truism that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. He adds that while this saying is relevant in most aspects of daily life, it becomes especially appropriate when applied to business network security.       Thanks to the Internet, individuals, […]


Palo Alto Networks announces new capabilities to stop cyberattacks

Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity leader, has underscored the need for increased IT security by releasing several new capabilities that predict malicious attacks and use automation to stop them in progress. Next-generation firewall customers who upgrade to PAN-OS version 9.0 will now get access to these new security capabilities, over 60 new features and new […]


KSA’s largest fast food chain embarks on Digital Transformation with Capillary Technologies

Herfy Food Services Co, KSA’s largest fast-food chain, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Capillary Technologies, a leading cloud-based software solutions provider that enables brands to intelligently engage with their customers, to revamp its digital platforms for enhanced customer engagement and experience. Herfy is the largest quick service restaurant (QSR) chain in […]


By 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as CHROs

In an era of continuous change, a proactive and adaptive culture is a critical asset and CIOs will play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as Chief HR Officers (CHROs). “A lot of CIOs have realised that culture […]


OPPO brings innovative technology and design to new EMEA markets

OPPO has announced its entry into three new markets with consecutive launches in the United Kingdom, Turkey and Poland, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to bringing cutting-edge technology and innovative smartphone experiences to users in the EMEA region. The launches mark a major milestone for OPPO as it continues to elevate its global brand to meet […]


Riverbed research finds inability to monitor digital services

Riverbed research finds 85% of Middle East companies believe business growth will be driven by positive digital experiences. Yet 62% of respondents admitted their inability to monitor and measure the experiences users have when utilising their organisations’ digital services. Riverbed, the digital performance company, has announced the results of key local research which reveals that […]