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July 27, 2017

DXB traffic tops 43 million passengers in the first half

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017, according to the traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.   DXB handled a total of 43,054,268 passengers during the first half, up 6.3 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2016 when the airport welcomed 40,507,251 passengers. Monthly traffic in June reached 6,084,674 compared to 5,857,503 during the same month last year, up 3.9 per cent. The relatively modest growth was the outcome of the holy month of Ramadan falling in June, a traditionally slow month.   During the first six months, the top country destinations in terms of total passenger volumes were India [...]

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July 25, 2017

Know Where to Find Your Digital Risk

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows

 

Approximately 250 years ago Samuel Johnson said, “The next best thing to knowing something, is knowing where to find it.” This is quite a fitting quote from the author of A Dictionary of the English Language and equally fitting today when it comes to understanding your digital risk.

There’s a great deal of intelligence organizations can find on the deep and dark web. Credit card numbers, bank account information, patient information and intellectual property are widely known to be for sale on forums. Now some of the intelligence is more eye opening. We’re seeing W-2 forms , and employee [...]

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July 25, 2017

Business confidence improves in Dubai during Q3-2017

Business leaders in Dubai are more positive about their expectations of business conditions and business confidence in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new survey conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Business Leaders’ Outlook Survey revealed that 39% of respondents expect to see business conditions improve in Q3-2017. Around 43% of surveyed business leaders expected no change in business conditions, while 18% expected conditions to worsen over the same period.

The survey revealed that 45% of business leaders expected business confidence to strengthen in the third quarter of this year, compared to the 37% who predicted no change and 18% [...]

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July 25, 2017

Expo 2020 Dubai teams up with Accenture to help ensure seamless digital experience

From information security and customer relations to virtual assistance and geolocation services, Expo 2020 Dubai is teaming up with leading global professional services company Accenture to create a powerful and engaging digital experience for millions of visitors from around the world.

As the newly appointed Digital Services Premier Partner and Systems Integrator, Accenture will play a key role in making the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region one of the fastest, smartest and best connected places on Earth.

To achieve this, Accenture will work with Etisalat Digital, a business unit of the international telecoms and technology [...]

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July 24, 2017

Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts new “Destruction of Service” attacks; scale and impact of threats grow

The Cisco® 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service” (DeOS) attacks. These could eliminate organizations’ backups and safety nets, required to restore systems and data after an attack. Also, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), key industries are bringing more operations online, increasing attack surfaces and the potential scale and impact of these threats.

Recent cyber incidents such as WannaCry and Nyetya show the rapid spread and wide impact of attacks that look like traditional ransomware, but are much more destructive. These events [...]

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July 23, 2017

Trescon to honour India’s Top Performing Pharma CIOs and CEOs

Trescon is honouring 50 top performing CIOs and 10 CEOs from the ever-growing Indian Pharmaceutical industry in the upcoming Pharma CIO Conclave & Awards taking place on 9 August 2017 in Mumbai.

Promoting the transformation of the life sciences industry from its current state to a more competitive player in the Indian economy, Trescon has extended its efforts beyond just creating another event for the industry. At the inaugural Pharma CIO Conclave and Awards, Trescon is hosting international and regional pharma IT advisors in Mumbai who will help CIOs and IT heads learn and explore effective IT strategies. It will also feature global innovators who will showcase their [...]

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July 21, 2017

Ahmed Bin Saeed: 41,589 air traffic movements in Dubai and the Northern Emirates in June

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans), announced the latest air traffic movement figures for the month of June, which reveal a total volume of 41,589 movements in Dubai & Northern Emirates’ airspace.

According to the air traffic movement figures report released by Dubai Air Navigation services, a total of 31,243 movements have been registered at Dubai International Airport (DXB), with, 15,491 movements in arrivals and 15,515 in departures. In addition, the daily average during the month was 1,041 movements and 237 helicopter movements.

Furthermore, air traffic movement figures [...]

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July 20, 2017

Digital Shadows lifts the lid on credit card fraud gangs cashing in on $24 billion a year

Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today reveals the findings of an in-depth study carried out by its team of multilingual analysts assessing the changing habits and tactics of organized credit card fraud gangs. It points to increased sophistication of a professional ecosystem as fraudsters seek to up-skill themselves and novice would-be cyber criminals.

By analyzing hundreds of criminal forums, Digital Shadows discovered a new trend in the form of remote learning ‘schools’. Available to Russian speakers only, these six-week courses comprise 20 lectures with five expert instructors. The course includes webinars, detailed notes and course material. [...]

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