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Cyber crime 'costing Middle East $1 billion'

The Middle East IT sector is on track to register a year-on-year growth of 8 per cent against a backdrop of cyber crime which is costing the region up to $1 billion, said organisers of an upcoming cyber security event in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Bahrain logs 400 cybercrime cases last year

Bahrain's security authorities dealt with more than 400 cybercrime cases last year, a top official said. The complaints were either lodged with police stations or reported on hotline 992, First Lieutenant Ahmed Al Khayyat from

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Need for ME education system to step up IT security

There is a clear trend towards the increased utilization of IT system in Middle East educational institutions. In its predictions for 2014, IDC estimated that ICT spending in the Middle East would top $96 billion by the end of the year, with edu

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New Bahrain law to boost cyber security

A draft law on cyber crimes currently under consideration will help boost Bahrain's cyber security, a legal expert has said. Norton Rose Fulbright technology and intellectual property partner Dino Wilkinson said cybercrime law

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Bahrain Shura approves cybercrime law

A new cybercrime law that punishes hackers with up to 10 years in prison has been approved by the Shura Council. In an extraordinary session yesterday, all the articles in the information technology bill, which will also carry a m

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Dubai IT expo likely to draw 3,000 trade visitors

Around 3,000 trade visitors from 51 countries and more than 100 exhibitors from the world’s leading information security brands are expected to take part in the second edition of Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (Gisec) in D

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400 firms back Abu Dhabi security expo

More than 400 exhibitors from 40 countries will showcase state-of-the-art technologies and services in the fields of national security, protection of vital facilities, firefighting and emergency response at an upcoming exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

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Experts to discuss digital security issues

Leading global experts will be in Doha for a key summit where they will discuss the issues related to digital security and its impact on various economic sectors and also ways to curb digital crimes. To be held under the patronage

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Mena online spending to hit $15bn by 2015

Online shopping is a rapidly growing consumer trend in the Middle East and North Africa and the region now stands poised to be the next eCommerce hot-spot, according to a report. A recent report by PayPal has revealed that spendin

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Remote working ‘putting businesses at risk’

Unprotected remote working and social media use can pose significant risks to both individuals and businesses across the Middle East, a leading expert on online security has warned. “Cyber-criminals are getting smarter, and

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