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AI-powered COVID-19 diagnosis service launched for people of determination

Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has joined forces with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Avaya to extend the capabilities of WASEL – its dedicated contact centre service for people of determination – with the addition of automated testing for COVID-19 symptoms for the deaf and hard of hearing. A world […]


ThreatConnect expands presence to the Middle East through partnership with Spire Solutions

ThreatConnect, a provider of the industry’s only intelligence-driven security operations solutions, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Spire Solutions, a leading Value Added Disruptive Distributor to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the greater Middle East. Under the terms of the agreement, Spire Solutions will offer the full suite of […]


How cyberattackers evade threat signatures – The case for behaviour-based threat detection

Nimble attackers can easily create and hide their exploits in an infinite number of ways. Ammar Enaya, Regional Director – Middle East, Turkey and North Africa at Vectra, says: “The limitations of signatures should be complemented with automated threat management models that continuously learn new attack behaviours and adapt to network changes.” There’s an alarming […]


Attivo Networks ambushes attackers at the endpoint

Attivo Networks, an award-winning leader in deception for cybersecurity threat detection, has announced new capabilities within its ThreatDefend Detection Platform that aim to anticipate methods an attacker will use to break out from an infected endpoint and ambush its every move. This unique approach to detection specifically focuses on reducing the time an attacker can […]


Aruba unveils new secure AI-powered solutions for the reimagined workplace

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has unveiled a suite of innovative workplace solutions and a new vision for three return to work scenarios – returning to the office and venues, working from home, and ultimately, the office reimagined. With Aruba’s AI-powered, cloud-native networking solutions as their foundation, each scenario provides pragmatic steps organisations can […]


GDPR: General solutions for data protection regulation

Now that the EU’s GDPR has been in force for more than two years, Antoine Harb, Team Leader Middle East and North Africa at Kingston Technology, provides a reminder to businesses about their obligation to enforce stronger privacy protections and breach disclosure requirements. At the onset of April 2016, the European Parliament approved the General […]


Huawei launches its carrier consulting services to create multi-dimensional value

Huawei has announced the launch of its Carrier Consulting Services and 5G Consulting portfolio and practice. Huawei Carrier Consulting Services’ aim is to help carriers to proactively cope with the opportunities and challenges brought by new technologies, business and models, to create and obtain value for customers. With changes to the ICT industry and the […]


Get to know: Nader Baghdadi of Secureworks

On the lighter side of things we ask Nader Baghdadi, Middle East Regional Sales Director focusing on the Middle East and Africa markets for Secureworks, what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement?Looking back over the past five years I am proud of the team members that I have worked […]


Work from home securely with McAfee

Most companies aren’t prepared to secure data and assets for a surge of remote employees. Whether your VPN is over capacity, new cloud services are coming on-board or new devices need protection, McAfee has you covered during this critical time. McAfee is offering three-month subscriptions for Endpoint Protection, Unified Cloud Edge and CASB to help […]


How to have strong cyberhygiene

Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director at Fortinet, recommends ways to make life difficult for cybercriminals intent on stealing your data. The month of May is a strong reminder for us to update weak or old passwords, due to World Password day and he anniversary of Wannacry. Cyber threats do not rest and they continue to […]


Qatar requires all residents to use mobile tracing app

Qatar has announced it requires all residents to install a mobile phone app that will quickly identify people who may have been in close contact with anyone infected with Coronavirus. The plan is for smartphone GPS data and Bluetooth technology to be used to identify people who were in close proximity to each other. Users […]


Saudi technology commission holds dialogue session for World Telecommunication Day

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the participation of the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC). The event was held to raise awareness about the impact of telecommunications and IT on societies as well as their economies. CITC held a dialogue session that discussed the best […]


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