Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have announced the details on a new high-severity vulnerability affecting the Google Android platform. Patches for this vulnerability are available as part of the September 2017 Android Security Bulletin. This new vulnerability does NOT affect Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version; but it does affect all prior versions of…

According to Maher Sweid, the managing partner of Dubai-based property developers Sweid & Sweid, infill developments are a growing trend within Dubai’s heavily populated urban areas; signalling the start of a new phase of maturity in the local real estate market. However, as Sweid explains, infill development not only comes with great opportunities, but with…

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion in 2017, an increase of seven percent over 2016, with spending expected to grow to $93 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Within the infrastructure protection segment, Gartner forecasts fast growth in the security testing market (albeit from…

Manufacturers and suppliers of automated material handling (AMH) equipment and systems are paying increasing attention to the Middle East and GCC in particular, as the region transforms into a significant market for automated materials handling systems. With the increase in regional demand for automated systems being driven primarily by industries such as automobiles, food and…

Companies in the Gulf region and globally are re-thinking their go-to-market strategies and, as a result, making different choices about how they locate, design and operate their distribution networks. This has created a new landscape for supply chain real estate, according to a report published by DHL, the world’s leading logistics company. The report analyses…

GCC visitors have helped to drive record visitor numbers to Ireland according to Tourism Ireland, the organization responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination. GCC countries are an important developing market for Ireland, contributing to a 20.6 percent rise in its segment for the period January to June 2017. Overall,…

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation…

The market for drones in the GCC is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2022, presenting a massive opportunity for regional telecom operators, according to Strategy&, formerly Booz & Company, and part of the PwC network. By leveraging their capabilities and resources, these companies can play a central role in the development of the regional…

The latest report from leading real estate consultancy Asteco indicates Q2 rental price declines for apartments and villas of four percent and one percent respectively. “Approximately 600 apartments were handed over during the second quarter, and more than 2,000 additional units are expected to be delivered over the next six months, placing further pressure on rates….