Comment: How can companies mitigate their supply chain risk?
Tim Bandos, VP of Cybersecurity, Digital Guardian, looks at the ways supply chain companies and end-users with complex supply chains can mitigate risks associated with their operations.
Brand new billion dollar cruise ship on way to Dubai in anti-pirate ‘Safe Haven’ lockdown
Lights out after dark, curtains and shutters closed, exterior decks restricted and armed security guards patrolling the ship - how brand new $960-million Spectrum of the Seas mega cruise ship is protecting itself against pirates on the way from Europe to the Middle East
Pharma sector essential to UAE national security says MoH Undersecretary
The UAE government has signed MoUs with a number of pharma companies with logistics operations in the country, giving the UAE unrestricted access to at least 30% of the stock in an emergency.
Automated ports and warehouses vulnerable to radio frequency cyber attacks
The report, A Security Analysis of Radio Remote Controllers for Industrial Applications, details inherent flaws and new vulnerabilities in radio frequency (RF) remote controllers found and disclosed through the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).
Cyberattack on Clarkson’s shipbroker reaffirms industry’s vulnerability
Following the announcement yesterday that ship broker Clarkson’s confirmed its computer systems were breached in a major cyber-security attack, Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela has said that the maritime industry needs to wake up to the cyber threat.
Abu Dhabi Ports gets ISO security certification
Abu Dhabi Ports recognised for exceptional security management with ISO 28000 certification.
Plot to blow up Etihad airliner foiled by Lebanese officials
A terrorist plot to bring down an Etihad flight from Australia to the UAE has been prevented by Lebanon’s security forces.
Maersk Line briefly crippled by major ransomware attack
Maersk Line was unable to take bookings globally on Wednesday after a sustained cyber-attack by Petya ransomware that forced it to cancel some port calls and “shut down” IT and communications infrastructure as a security measure.
Virgin Atlantic flight grounded by bomb threat in Dubai
Passengers aboard a Virgin Atlantic flight from Dubai to London’s Heathrow International were removed from the plane Tuesday, reportedly due to a bomb threat.
Restrata makes Nicholls VP after supply chain success
Restrata has appointed David Nicholls as vice president of Situational Awareness and Telematics ‘SA&T’ to head up the firm’s technology division in Dubai after leading supply chain growth.
Protecting the port: Transportation video surveillance
Wayne Arvidson, vice president, Intelligence, Surveillance and Security solutions at Quantum, talks about using flexible, scalable storage for transportation video surveillance.
Etihad plane sent to military base over security threat
A flight from Dublin to Abu Dhabi had to be diverted to military airbase due to a security threat onboard the aircraft.

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