State-sponsored cyber-attacks strike with shocking frequency. The motives, methods and results of these state-sponsored attacks vary, but the implications are clear: Every organization that stores sensitive information has a proverbial bulls eye on its back. Well-funded and extremely efficient, with seemingly unlimited resources and talent at their disposal, state-sponsored cyber-criminals would appear to be an…

“15 years of the war on terror: much was said, but what was achieved?” That was the question that occupied the minds of some of the region’s most well-respected diplomats, political analysts, academics and policy wonks at the second Al Arabiya Global Discussions Forum that got underway in Dubai today. Assessing the steady resurgence of…

If Walt Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” proved Hollywood’s biggest surprise hit this year, then credit Sony’s “Guardians of Peace” with producing Tinseltown’s biggest surprise hack. It’s like something out of a movie: larger-than-life characters, A-list stars, mystery, farce, international intrigue, revenge and computer-generated special effects designed to captivate a worldwide audience. There’s no business…