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Kuwait prepares joint cooperation protocol to protect ports amid Iran tensions
The key Opec exporter wants to ensure that it’s access to market is not impacted by a potential conflict in the region.
Insurer reveals worst country in Middle East for cargo theft
Unlike other regions in the world, where smash and grab was the greatest threat, BSI and TT Club most commonly recorded cargo truck hijackings as the primary type of theft in the Middle East and Africa.
Iranian mines likely caused UAE tanker blasts says US
The UAE has not yet blamed anyone for the sabotage of four vessels, including two Saudi tankers, near Fujairah
TAPA appoints Thorsten Neumann as its first-ever full-time president & CEO
TAPA EMEA appoints Thorsten Neumann as President & CEO to accelerate its role as the world’s leading end-to-end supply chain resilience association
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.

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