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New ransomware attack – “Nyetya”

Interview with Scott Manson, Cyber Security Leader for Middle East and Turkey, Cisco Introduction: Cisco’s security research organization Talos’ initial analysis of the global ransomware worm attack that has affected multiple organizations worldwide ...
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DIGITAL SHADOWS: Comment on Petya Ransomware

  by Becky Pinkard, Vice President, Service Delivery and Intelligence Operations, Digital Shadows Digital Shadows is warning businesses impacted by the latest ransomware attack Petya not to pay the $300 bitcoin fee as Posteo ...
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Ransomware outbreak comment from Mimecast

Steven Malone, director of security product management at Mimecast, commented: “The rapid pace of this new Petya ransomware attack points at another worm that can spread from computer to computer by itself. Many ...
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Middle East Offers Robust Growth Opportunities in IoT Adoption

Smart transportation and healthcare will be key deployment areas, finds Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation team As the Internet of Things (IoT) comes into focus, a majority of organizations across the world are ...
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Dubai Introduces Electric, Self-Driving Transport

Dubai is set to spearhead the push towards efficient public transportation through innovative technologies. All public transport stakeholders including insurance companies, carmakers and drive through restaurants are sure to be affected. Dubai is ...
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Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing ...
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UAE Passports May require no Visa to Travel soon

Following the recent launch of the UAE Passport Force initiative which is designated to aid the UAE passport to become a part of the top class important passports in the world, the 2017 ...
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Which country has the best environment for Tech Startups in MENA?

The MENA region is trending on tech startups and its success, but more importantly, UAE is taking lead with its smooth business start-up systems and an enabling environment to support innovation. The Emirate ...
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Dubai Date Export Can Achieve More Returns Even After 2016’s $85.1m

Dubai has made an impressive progress in date export. The country’s total date trade in 2016 amounted to 221.7 million USD, with export representing the largest share (85.1 million USD), imports (72.1 million ...
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UAE Ranked Third Best Jurisdiction For Accounting And Tax Compliance

The UAE has been attracting international investors with ease due to the Emirate’s simplified business registration, accounting, and tax systems. Based on this ease of operating, the TMF Group's inaugural Financial Complexity Index ...
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Advancements in Autonomous Flying and VTOL Technologies Poised to Make Limited Commercial Applications of Flying Cars a Possibility by 2035

Partnerships between flying car, automotive, aerospace and technology companies will drive new growth opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan's Mobility team The flying car market is poised to disrupt the mobility space with at ...
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Growing Employment Opportunities and Rising Business Activities will Continue to Drive Remittance and Bill Payment Industry in UAE: Ken Research

Infrastructure developmental activities being undertaken by the government to increase job opportunities in the country. Growing number of expatriates in UAE to augment growth in the international outbound remittance market. Rising business activities ...
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Increasing Number of Indoor Theme Parks and all Inclusive Packages are Acting as Major Driver for the Middle East Theme Park Market: Ken Research

Ken Research announced its latest publication on Middle East Theme Park Market Outlook to 2021, suggested that International theme parks, improved technology and safety in the amusement parks are attracting large number of ...
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WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg

The attack on 200,000 plus computers across more than 120 countries around the world by the WannaCry ransomware certainly got the attention of governments, media, consumers and law enforcement. But the actual impact ...
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A.M. Best Briefing: VAT Implementation Poses Significant Challenges for GCC Insurers

Uncertainty persists as to when precisely Value Added Tax (VAT) will be introduced in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the process surrounding a roll-out. However, given the fiscal ...
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How You Can Alter the Strength of Your Passport – And Why You Should

Across the world, the social and political landscape appears to be becoming increasingly turbulent. When conducting business on an international scale, there are already several challenges to contend with; ranging from unpredictable markets ...
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Advertising and Retail Sector are Leading Economic Activities in Dubai.

Advertising – including campaigns, promotions, trade fairs are booming in Dubai as this reflects in permits being issued to this sector of the Emirates economy. Over the first quarter of this year, the ...
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