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Guidance Software confirms participation in fifth regional cyber security summit

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Guidance Software, the makers of EnCase forensic software solutions, have announced their participation in the fifth regional cyber security summit to be held from October 30 – November 01 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Guidance will use the event as a platform to educate enterprises and government organizations on the need to deploy security solutions that go beyond protecting just the perimeter and to that end, will highlight the capabilities of their endpoint data security and digital forensic solutions including EnCase Endpoint Security, EnCase Endpoint Investigator, EnCase eDiscovery and EnForce Risk Manager.

Helmi Landosi, Territory Sales Manager MEA, Guidance Software, says, “Loss of sensitive data and disruption to IT systems is one of the greatest risks that organizations in the Middle East and Africa are facing today. Adding to this vulnerability, are the rising frequency of attacks, growing costs of remediation, and lengthening time-to-response. Detecting and preventing attacks today, starts with deploying multiple layers of defense. Organizations need to move away from a myopic focus on perimeter security and take a proactive approach to tracking down any warning signs of unauthorized or unusual behavior within their networks with endpoint detection and response technology.”

On the third day of the conference, Helmi and Yasser Anter, senior solution consultant MEA, will conduct a technical presentation on EnCase Endpoint Security. Designed to enable cybersecurity professionals to proactively address critical gaps in their security framework, the effectiveness of EnCase Endpoint Security lies in its ability to accelerate the detection of malicious activity and remediate it before it can cause irreparable damage or loss of sensitive data.

Among key benefits the company claims that EnCase offers is faster detection by creating a baseline of endpoint activity enabling both a historical record that can be used to recreate how a breach occurred as well as the ability to detect anomalous activity indicative of an undetected compromise. It offer quicker response by enabling security teams to accelerate response time to network security breaches and significantly reduce the risk of serious data loss and associated liabilities. Effective Recovery is a key benefit whereby once malware or a risk of sensitive data is exposed and identified, EnCase Endpoint Security lets security teams take definitive action and remove any reliance on traditional remediation processes like wiping and reimaging. It also offers continuous monitoring, wherein Real-time continuous monitoring capabilities provide the necessary level of visibility and depth of reach required to deliver this capability across all network endpoints in a highly-scalable manner

“Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in any country are the first line of defense when breaches and disasters happen. This event, which brings together key security decision makers from leading regional and global enterprises and government security organizations such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center (ITU-ARCC) and Oman CERT, provides us with a platform to showcase how our solutions can help security teams detect, respond to and remediate threats quicker and as such ensure that their organizations’ most valuable information and assets are safe and secure,” concluded Helmi.

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HID Recognized for Its Design Expertise as Bahrain’s ePassport Wins Multiple Prestigious Awards

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HID has recently achieved global recognition for its Bahrain ePassport project, clinching several top honors. These include the distinguished London Design Awards, the High Security Printing Award, and the iF Design Award. This suite of praises reinforces HID’s leadership in security design, showcasing its innovative approach to integrating cutting-edge security features with aesthetic and cultural elements.

Craig Sandness, Senior VP and Managing Director for Citizen Identity at HID, shares, “Our design philosophy is centered around seamlessly weaving security into the fabric of the document’s design. The Bahrain ePassport is a prime example of this approach, where innovation meets artistry. This is not just our success; it’s a shared victory with our Bahraini partners, local artists, and calligraphers. Together, we’ve crafted a document that is as secure as it is symbolic of Bahrain’s rich heritage.”

The Bahrain ePassport, celebrated for its innovative design, marks a milestone in document security by introducing the world’s first document-embedded hashtag, #teambahrain. This feature is more than a nod to digital savviness; it’s a strong symbol of national unity and a testament to HID’s ability to integrate modern digital elements with traditional security measures.

HID’s work on the Bahrain ePassport has been recognized across several categories in the London Design Awards, including Gold awards in Service Design for Government, Cultural, and Best User Experience categories, underscoring the project’s excellence in functionality, cultural sensitivity, and user engagement. The High Security Printing Award for Best New ePassport for EMEA and the iF Design Award in the Publications and Communications category further validate HID’s skill in creating secure, user-centered design.

The collaboration between HID, Bahraini authorities, and local artisans highlights HID’s commitment to incorporating local culture into its security designs. This partnership approach not only enriches the document’s aesthetic appeal but also enhances its acceptance and significance among citizens, demonstrating HID’s leadership in creating identity solutions that respect and celebrate cultural heritage.

“As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Bahrain ePassport, we look forward to continuing our journey of innovation,” adds Sandness. “We invite governments and organizations worldwide to join us in this journey of creating secure, innovative solutions that pave the way for the future of identity documentation.”

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Fitness First Marks Mother’s Day with Four Days of Free Access

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As Mother’s Day approaches, Fitness First is proud to honour and celebrate all mothers with a special gift of health and wellness. From 21 to 24 March, Fitness First invites all mums to enjoy complimentary access to its state-of-the-art facilities at any of its UAE-based clubs.

Recognising the invaluable role of mothers in our lives, Fitness First is opening its doors to mothers of all ages and fitness levels, offering them the opportunity to prioritise their well-being and embark on a journey to better health. Whether it’s a rejuvenating yoga session, an invigorating cardio workout, or a strength training class, Fitness First provides a wide range of fitness options tailored to meet the diverse needs and preferences of every mother.

In addition to offering access to top-notch gym facilities and equipment, mums visiting Fitness First during this special period will also have the opportunity to participate in group fitness classes led by certified instructors, and connect with other like-minded individuals in a supportive and motivating environment.

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Visa-free countries for UAE residents looking to book last-minute getaways this spring term break

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As UAE schools gear up for the upcoming spring term break starting from 25 March, residents are planning for their well-deserved getaways, ready to embark on new adventures and explore the world. Global travel marketplace, Skyscanner recommends these visa-free travel destinations for UAE residents this spring term break.

Ayoub El Mamoun, Skyscanner Travel Expert, invites families and adventure seekers alike to explore these captivating visa-free destinations

Seychelles starting from AED 2,711 – “A tropical haven with pristine beaches and lush greenery, Seychelles is perfect for family retreats. Explore Anse Lazio’s white sands or snorkel in vibrant coral reefs for a blissful escape.”

Georgia starting from AED 1,703– “Steeped in rich history, Georgia welcomes UAE residents to explore ancient monasteries, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities. Georgia is becoming a regular tourist haunt for UAE residents given the sudden influx of Georgia tour packages and the family activities to be experienced.”

Jordan starting from AED 1,752 – “A treasure trove of ancient history and natural wonders, Jordan is a captivating family destination. From the rose-red city of Petra to floating in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, Jordan promises a timeless family adventure.”

Malaysia starting from AED 1,903 – “A melting pot of cultures and landscapes, Malaysia invites families to explore bustling Kuala Lumpur, beautiful Langkawi beaches, and vibrant neighborhoods in Georgetown. Trek lush rainforests in Taman Negara or dive into the colourful underwater world of the Perhentian Islands. Try Skyscanner’s multi-city search too to explore all that Malaysia has to offer.”

For travellers still deciding on a destination to visit this upcoming break, a Skyscanner ‘Everywhere’ search is one of the easiest ways to be inspired. Ordered by cheapest price, a search to ‘Everywhere’ shows travellers all the destinations available for your desired travel departure.

Skyscanner’s Everywhere search tool reveals return flights to visa-free destinations such as Thailand from AED 1,891, Philippines from AED 1,932, Azerbaijan from AED 1,634 and Malaysia from AED 1,976 round trip.

With the convenience of visa-free travel to various destinations, the options for an unforgettable getaway are endless. So pack your bags, book your tickets, and get ready for a stress-free holiday.

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