Sunday 4 December 2016

What are the 14 key cyber threats to watch in 2017?

Intel Security has identified 14 threat trends to watch in 2017, the most critical developments to watch for in cloud security and the Internet of Things (IoT) security, and the six most difficult-to-solve challenges facing the cybersecurity industry. The McAfee Labs 2017 Threats


Du's UAE Filipino campaign wins gold at Effies

Du’s integrated Tropa for Life campaign, targeting the UAE Filipino community, was awarded a gold Effie at the Mena Effie awards, held earlier this month. The creative campaign has touched the expatriate Filipino community on a very personal level, it has inspired brand aff


Batelco Bahrain CEO named Best Arabic CEO

Batelco Bahrain CEO Muna Al Hashemi has been named Best Arabic CEO in the Telecommunication Sector at the first Arab Best Awards which took place in Marrakech, Morocco on November 27. Al Hashemi was selected in recognition of her pioneering efforts in leading Batelco Bahrain as t


PwC buys Dubai-based technology firm

PwC, one of the world’s leading professional services firms with offices across the region, has entered into an agreement to acquire NSI DMCC, an industry-pioneering technology consulting firm headquartered in Dubai, UAE. The acquisition of NSI will complement PwC’s d


Menatelecom offers new business packages

Bahrain-based Internet service provider Menatelecom, an investment subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain, has announced new rates and packages for its business customers, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


UAE to launch report for Arabic digital content

UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announced launching the process to issue the first comprehensive report that addresses the prospects of Arabic digital content. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, director general of TRA, said: “This project comes within a series of


Stay safe online with nine simple security steps

Cybercrime is on the rise today as more and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet. And with the holidays nearing, cybercriminals usually target their victims using phishing emails scams that look like special offers. James Lyne, global


Batelco to host EY internal audit roundtable

Bahrain-based telecom group Batelco will host the 6th EY Annual Internal Audit Roundtable in the Telecoms, Technology and Media Industry on November 30 and December 1 in the kingdom. This will be the first time the key event is taking place outside of Europe, a statement said.


TRA launches technological innovations award

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced the launch of a new award to honour technological innovations in collaboration with concerned entities in the UAE. The ‘TRA Award for Technological Innovations Award comes in line with the higher objectives of


Mobily unveils special package for 4G customers

Saudi-based telecom service operator Mobily has launched a special offer under which all the subscribers of (Connect 4G) packages will get around 100 GB data for SR300 ($80). Under this new package, all (Connect) 3 & 6 months subscribers will get 100 GB data for SR300 and SR5

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