Cybersecurity

  • A10 Networks Delivers Major Automation, Analytics and Multi-Cloud Management Advancements to its Application Delivery Solution

    A10 Networks, a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced availability of major advancements to its Thunder Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) with Harmony Controller support for centralized, multi-cloud management, rich per-app analytics and DevOps tool integration. Numerous new enhancements also enable integration with Kubernetes, enhanced Ansible Playbooks and simplified ADC policy configuration with expanded Application Centric Template (ACT) support.

  • A10 Networks Ships Industry-Leading 100 Gbps NFV Solution for 5G Secure Application Services

    A10 Networks, announced that it has shipped the industry-leading 100 Gbps virtual machine for 5G secure application services with the Thunder® Convergent Firewall (CFW). The solution has already been adopted by a major telco provider in the Middle East for its 5G environment. The 100 Gbps virtual machine provides the fastest throughput available in the market and helps customers transition to an agile, scalable and software-defined network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) required for the commercial roll-out of 5G networks.

  • Abu Dhabi Government Enhances Digital Services for the People of the Emirate in Cooperation with VMware

    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) have announced a collaboration which will see ADSSSA leverage a range of VMware solutions. This includes digital solutions to support Abu Dhabi’s unified government services platform, TAMM, and provide the latest innovative and advanced technologies to streamline and enrich the experience of citizens and enable next-generation government services with TAMM, which will be a qualitative shift in the way government services are delivered to all people in the emirate.

  • Belgian cybersecurity agency finds no threat from Huawei & Germany rejects the US demands

    Belgium’s center for cybersecurity has found no evidence that telecoms equipment supplied by Huawei Technology could be used for spying.

    The agency, which reports to the Belgian prime minister, had been tasked with analyzing the possible threat posed by Huawei, which supplies equipment to Belgian mobile operators Proximus, Orange Belgium and Telenet.

  • Cyber security crisis needs skilled warriors, SANS Institute to say at GISEC

    SANS Institute will participate in the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) at the Dubai World Trade Center from April 1-3, 2019, to urge regional leaders to get tough on tackling the cyber security skills gap. The largest provider of cyber security training and certification worldwide will be showcasing its over 60 immersion-style world-leading training courses aimed at private- and public-sector security professionals.

  • Cybersecurity specialist Proofpoint appoints new regional director for Middle East and Africa

    Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced the appointment of Emile Abou Saleh as Regional Director, Middle East & Africa.

  • Data analytics and cyber security will be key to improving aviation safety

    The importance of utilizing data analytics and improving cyber security across aviation organizations were the central focus areas for day two of the 6th annual World Aviation Safety Summit. The  event is being hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), at Roda Al Bustan, Dubai.

  • Dubai police eyes new generations' competence in the "Capture the Flag" cybersecurity challenge

    Dozens of professional and amateur young people in the information technology, digital applications and programming field are poised to the launch of second version of the “Capture The Flag”, the cybersecurity challenge, to demonstrate their technical capabilities against real simulation scenarios of hacking and cyber-attacks, which  takes place on February 22 and 23 at the Hub Zero complex in City Walk Dubai. 

  • FireEye advises winter travelers in the Middle East to be aware of ransomware attackers during ski season

    The winter season is upon us and vacationers in the Middle East are all set for their holiday ski trips. However, according to FireEye Threat Intelligence, you can’t get away from hackers even during holidays in the mountains. The new report highlights recent ransomware attacks to cable cars in Austria and Moscow, highlighting a greater risk to the kind of transportation systems used by winter travelers. 

  • FireEye Reveals Russian Groups Targeting European Governments Ahead of European Elections

    FireEye, Inc., the intelligence-led security company, has identified cyber espionage efforts by two Russian cyber threat groups targeting European governments ahead of the upcoming European elections. The observed targeting is focused on NATO member states and is ongoing following a significant increase since mid-2018.

  • FireEye Statement the latest DNS Hijacking across Middle East and North Africa, Europe and North America

    FireEye is currently tracking several clusters of activity responsible for the manipulation of DNS records. We referred to some of these clusters in our blog released on January 9, 2019 (See https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/01/global-dns-hijacking-campaign-dns-record-manipulation-at-scale.html). We assess with moderate confidence that a small cluster of this activity is being carried out by an Iranian actor. This is the activity leveraging the malware we call TWOTONE and TALOS calls DNSpionage.

  • Genetec Inc. focuses on unified approach to security at Intersec 2019

    Genetec Inc.(Genetec) , a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions announces its participation at Intersec 2019. Genetec will showcase Genetec Citigraf™, a decision support system that empowers public safety departments to build a deeper, data-driven understanding of what’s happening in their city. Genetec will also introduce the Genetec™ Trust Center, a central online repository of educational materials, at Intersec 2019. The Trust Center has been developed to help educates users on cybersecurity, privacy, and security-of-security topics to help system integrators and end-users mitigate risks and learn more about trusted best practices.

  • German politicians breached by a cyber attack: statement from FireEye

    The comment is by Mike Hart, VP of Central Europe, FireEye.

    “This data breach of hundreds of German politicians is alarming, but at the same time it’s not surprising. We already saw what is possible last year when the Bundestag was successfully breached and we’ve also seen high profile politicians hacked in other countries such as President Macron in France and Matteo Salvini in Italy.

  • McAfee Labs 2019 Cybersecurity Threats Predictions

    The McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report, identifies rising trends and how they are predicted to change the cyberthreat landscape in 2019. McAfee researchers expect malware-as-a-service families to strengthen, energizing the market for attack outsourcing and the evolution of increasingly innovative and agile attack methods. As a result, corporate data, home IoT devices and brand reputations will be under siege, with cybercriminals largely using social media, the cloud and mobile phones as increasingly prominent attack vectors.

  • Mimecast Report Reveals Phishing Attacks with Malicious URLs Up 126 Percent

    Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) report, an aggregated analysis of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.[1] This quarter’s report found that email delivered with malicious URLs, a recently added part of the testing, has increased by more than 125 percent in comparison to last quarter’s results.

  • Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Discovered by Tenable Research in Building Access Technology

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that Tenable Research has discovered several zero-day vulnerabilities in the PremiSys™ access control system developed by IDenticard. When exploited, the most severe vulnerability would give an attacker unfettered access to the badge system database, allowing him/her to covertly enter buildings by creating fraudulent badges and disabling building locks. According to its website, IDenticard has tens of thousands of customers around the world, including Fortune 500 companies, K-12 schools, universities, medical centers and government agencies.

  • New Forcepoint X-Labs Delivers World’s First Security Lab Dedicated to Behavioral-Intelligence Innovations

    Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today launched the X-Labs division, the world’s first dedicated research division that combines deep security expertise with behavioral science research. The new X-Labs team will use data insights from the entire Forcepoint product portfolio to drive innovation in modern, risk-adaptive security solutions. This will deliver enterprises and government agencies more flexible and effective cybersecurity solutions appropriate for today’s intricate, cloud-first threat landscape.

  • Nine out of Ten Critical Infrastructure Security Professionals Say Their Environments Have Been Damaged by a Cyberattack in the Last Two Years

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today released the ‘Cybersecurity in Operational Technology: 7 Insights You Need to Know’ report, an independent study by the Ponemon Institute. The study identifies the true extent of cyberattacks experienced by critical infrastructure operators — professionals in industries using industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT). It found that 90% of respondents stated their environments had been damaged by at least one cyberattack over the past two years, with 62% experiencing two or more attacks.

  • Organizations Across the Globe Are Faster to Identify Attacker Activity Compared to Previous Year

    FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today released the Mandiant® M-Trends® 2019 report. The report shares statistics and insights gleaned from Mandiant investigations around the globe in 2018.

  • Ponemon-Tenable Study Find 60% of Organizations Suffered Two Or More Business-Disrupting Cyber Events in last 24 Months

    Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, released the Measuring and Managing the Cyber Risks to Business Operations Report, an independent study conducted by Ponemon Institute. It found that 60 percent of organizations globally had suffered two or more business-disrupting cyber events — defined as cyber attacks causing data breaches or significant disruption and downtime to business operations, plant and operational equipment — in the last 24 months. Further, the vast majority of respondents (91 percent) had suffered at least one such cyber event in the same time period.