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ThreatQuotient publishes State of Cyber Security Automation Adoption in 2021

ThreatQuotient 5 Oct AnthonyThreatQuotient, a security operations platform innovator, has released the State of Cyber Security Automation Adoption in 2021, new research focused on understanding the importance, challenges and trends facing businesses when it comes to automating their IT security systems

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SANS Institute announces cyber security training programme

Ned Baltagi Managing Director Middle East Africa at SANS InstitutejpgSANS Institute has announced its upcoming online and in-person training programme, SANS Gulf Region 2021, to be hosted from 6-25 November, 2021

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Fighting back against visual hackers

AdobeStock 199227716 30.09.2021With visual hackers only needing one piece of information to unlock a large scale data breach, at the International Security EXPO, Peter Barker, EMEA business manager at 3M Privacy Solutions, explained how the 3M Privacy Filters can help nullify this potential threat to organisations

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Axis Communications to unveil solutions for smarter cities at Expo 2020

AXIS 28TH SEPT dubai expoAxis Communications, a specialist in security and surveillance technologies, is preparing for its attendance at Expo 2020, a World Expo hosted by Dubai, the UAE, scheduled to take place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022


Given the company’s Swedish roots, Axis will be an official partner of the Sweden Pavilion in the event’s Sustainability District. 

The theme of the Sweden Pavilion is ‘Co-creation for Innovation’, and as part of this, Axis will present solutions for smart cities, where the combination of technology and data allows authorities to understand and manage key areas of urban life, helping city authorities ensure community safety while also meeting their sustainability goals. 

With smarter and safer cities as a goal for many countries in the Middle East, local governments are driving the increased adoption of IP-based security and surveillance solutions. With its extensive portfolio of innovative products and services, and collaboration with key government entities, Axis is playing a crucial role in advancing smart city agendas across the region. The company’s open platform also allows for easy integration between many different technologies and IoT devices on a single platform, which helps mitigate one of the major challenges in smart city projects.

Peter Lindström, executive vice-president sales at Axis, commented, “Given the global pandemic, the postponement of Expo 2020 was absolutely the right decision, but doesn’t lessen our enthusiasm for representing Sweden as a leader in the creation of technology that makes the world a safer and smarter place. We’re particularly pleased to be part of the Expo’s Sustainability District, which continues to be a critical focus for governments and citizens across the planet.”

The Sweden Pavilion is one of the single largest export promotion activities being planned by the Swedish government in the coming years. Besides participating in the exhibition by displaying Axis network solutions for improved security, Axis will also be responsible for video surveillance, access control and intercoms, as part of the broader security infrastructure, for the Sweden Pavilion.

Ettiene Van Der Watt, regional director – Middle East and Africa at Axis, added, “Governments in the Middle East have been proactively driving the technological advancement agenda in order to provide better citizen and resident services and experiences, and the quick recovery of the region from lockdown is testament to this. Technology like ours has played a crucial role in minimising the disruption caused by the pandemic and has helped governments and businesses manage, regulate, assess, and contribute to public safety and ensure business continuity”.

Expo 2020 – and the focus on sustainability, mobility and opportunity — is a perfect opportunity for the region to showcase several of these innovations. For our part, we are thrilled and honoured to be able to contribute to the event and show the world how Axis is supporting governments in the region and across the world build more sustainable, smarter cities.”

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Saudi organisations attribute damaging cyberattacks to vulnerabilities during pandemic

AdobeStock 303249453Tenable, the Cyber Exposure company, has published results of a study that found 86% of Saudi organisations suffered a business impacting cyberattack attributed to vulnerabilities in technology put in place during the pandemic

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