ISSUE # 9

60mins Day 5 – AM (2019)

What’s Inside

CISOs still struggle to justify IT security spending: study

0 18A majority (89 percent) of Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) are regularly summoned by the board of directors to provide recommendations for the business, according to a recent study.

UAE residents likely to buy self-driving cars in five years: study

0 30Almost half of UAE residents (49 percent) said they are likely to own a self-driving car in the next five years, according to a recent survey.

Dubai RTA enhances employee experience with AI-powered tech

0 34The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched virtual assistants (e-support) for delivering inquiry and procedural services to employees through its intranet.
Stephan Berner, Help AG

Help AG to help Middle East firms rapidly identify security threats

0 58Help AG has launched a new Incident Response and Forensics Service to further help Middle East enterprises enhance their resilience against advanced cyber threats.

Mission accomplished: Smart Dubai delivers on blockchain goals

0 34H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment, has expressed his satisfaction that the government entity was able to …

Russian speaking hacking group targets banks in Sub-Saharan Africa: report

0 34Kaspersky security researchers have reported on thousands notifications of attacks on major banks located in the Sub-Saharan region of the African continent.

World’s largest crypto ecosystem set to launch in Dubai

0 59DMCC has announced its strategic partnership with CV VC and CV Labs to launch Crypto Valley, the world's largest ecosystem for cryptographic, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies in Dubai, UAE.

CIO100 Awards celebrate those driving change in IT

0 49The CIO100 Awards are one of the most prestigious events in the IT calendar, and we’ve spoken to a number …
Alya Al Zarouni, Executive Vice President of Operations, DIFC Authority

DIFC launches seamless digital onboarding platform

0 74Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a leading international financial centre and top international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa …

UAE telco crowned as most valuable brand in MEA

0 77Etisalat has achieved another milestone by coming out on top again as ‘The Most Valuable Consumer Brand’ and ‘The Most Valuable Telecom Brand’ in Middle East and Africa (MEA) by Brand Finance.

Infoblox to enable MEA firms “unleash the full power of their security stack”

0 58Infoblox has announced that it is hosting a five-city cybersecurity tour throughout Middle East & Africa (MEA) under the theme ‘Take Network Security to the Next Level’.

Saudi Arabia hosts world’s first AI Art hackathon

0 54The world’s first AI Art hackathon, the AI Artathon, has opened in Riyadh with 300 experts in data science and AI, graphic designers and artists competing to create visual arts using artificial intelligence.

Motorola flaunts latest video security solutions in Dubai

0 97As the demand for solutions that help manage increasing volumes of data from public safety and security organisations continue to grow, Motorola seeks to develop innovations that address these challenges and help business and communities thrive.

ServiceNow strengthens AIOps capabilities with latest acquisition

0 108The transaction will extend ServiceNow’s AIOps capabilities, giving customers deeper insights into their digital operations so they can prevent and fix IT issues at scale before they become problems.

MoHAP turns to tech to raise diabetes awareness in UAE

0 152The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has turned to technology to raise public awareness about diabetes in the UAE.

How to outwit cybercriminals with superior threat intelligence

0 141Tarek Kuzbari, regional director – Middle East, Bitdefender, shares insights into how organisations can outwit cybercrime with superior threat intelligence.

DFSA supports Dubai’s National Cybersecurity Strategy with new platform

0 112The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has launched the first financial regulator-led Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform in the region.

Turn the tap on: steps to a secure network

0 116Digital transformation and cloud computing have changed the business technology landscape, bringing an enhanced focus on network security and infrastructure.
Huawei Founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, at Davos 2020

US ban won’t have significant impact against Huawei, says CEO

0 157Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei believes his company has withstood the challenges posed by a US entity list ban …

MBRSC extends deadline for second edition of UAE Astronaut Programme

0 114The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has extended the deadline for application submissions for the 2nd batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme.

The big picture: SonicWall sets sights on the enterprise market

0 127In an exclusive interview, SonicWall’s vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Sales Terry Greer-King, discusses the firm’s strategic market focus shift from SMB to enterprise.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia accused of hacking Jeff Bezos’s phone

0 137Amazon.com's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’s mobile phone was hacked in 2018 following an exchange with the Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman on encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
DEWA EV charging station digital platforms 2

Dubai EV customers can now locate charging stations on 14 digital platforms

0 174The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has mapped its electric vehicle charging station locations, across 14 digital platforms.

UAE’s defence tech group joins as host partner of Global Aerospace Summit

0 189The UAE’s new defence technology group EDGE has announced that it joined Mubadala Investment Company as the host partner of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020.

“AI to enable ‘real-time’ security surveillance”: Western Digital

0 114Western Digital senior sales director Khwaja Saifuddin on how AI will transform smart video technologies.

UAE investors favoured US tech stocks in 2019: Saxo Bank

0 167FinTech-focused multi-asset trading and investment firm Saxo Bank has revealed that US tech firms were the most traded among its UAE-based clients in 2019.

Lenovo on enabling smart security solutions at the edge

0 118Dr. Chris Cooper, general manager, Lenovo DCG, shares insights into how edge computing technologies are accelerating smart surveillance and safe city solutions.
UAE, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 launches region’s first Microsoft Reactor Program

0 174Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s tech ecosystem, has launched the region’s first Microsoft Reactor programme as it further expands its ecosystem.

Dubai’s DEWA strengthens AI’s role in driving sustainability

0 174The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has continued its efforts to support the Smart Dubai initiative by using advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world.

Hikvision on redefining smart video surveillance with AI

0 110Robert Wang, technical director, Hikvision MENA, discusses the firm's latest AI-powered innovations.
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