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Survey data shows hackers are getting higher yields from targeted, determined attacks LONDON -Thursday, October 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today released its bi-annual Global DDoS Attacks and Cyber Security Insights Report, affirming DDoS attacks continue to be an effective means to distract and confuse security teams while inflicting serious damage on organisations. The report highlights that organisations experienced a 27 per cent increase in the number of breaches per DDoS attack, despite suffering similar attack levels in the same period last year. Data from the report shows attackers are achieving higher levels of success against organisations they only hit once: 52 per cent of organisations reported a virus associated with a DDOS attack, 35 per cent reported malware, 21 per cent reported ransomware and 18 per cent reported lost customer data. Over a twelve-month period, 75 per cent o ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Thursday, October 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] Reign Holdings, Dubai-based global business conglomerate, has announced its plans to invest up to US Dollars 1 billion in the region’s real estate sector. Arthur & Hardman, the development arm of the global business conglomerate, will focus on developing fully integrated world-class lifestyle communities that meet the distinct gamut of residential and commercial needs. Arthur & Hardman is planning to deliver 1,000 hotel apartment units in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) over the next few years to cater to the growing demand ahead of the Expo 2020. Commenting on the plans, Mr. Samir Salya, Chairman of Reign Holdings, said, “Reign Holdings is focused on managing investments for regulated funds and will invest US Dollars 1 billion in different sectors including construction and real estate on behalf of the funds from Far East and Middle East. Our next projects will allow us to deliver over 1,000 units at our ... Read more »
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Partnership will share expertise, research and resources to serve UAE and Saudi markets Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.-Wednesday, October 11th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance, signed an MOU with the Saudi Governance Centre at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The event took place during the UAE–Saudi Business Forum that aims to bring leaders, government employees and decision makers together in order to increase economic and investment opportunities. The agreement between the two organisations will see them share information, training programs and research projects that will benefit companies and government organisations in both the KSA and the UAE. Dr. Ashraf Gamal El Din, CEO of Hawkamah said, “We look forward eagerly to our partnership with the Saudi Governance Centre which will see greater cooperation and shared resources between our two organisations. The UAE and KSA already enjoy a very special relationship with shared values and ambiti ... Read more »
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Le troisième point de présence africain positionne le plus grand réseau dorsal IPv6 pour la poursuite de la croissance dans la région NAIROBI, Kenya -Jeudi 12 Octobre 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hurricane Electric, le plus grand réseau dorsal Internet natif IPv6 du monde, a annoncé aujourd'hui qu’il a ajouté un nouveau Point de Présence (PdP) à Nairobi au Centre de Données de l'Afrique de l'Est. Le premier Point de Présence d'Hurricane Electric au Kenya Situé au Parc Industriel Sameer, Rue Mombasa à Nairobi, est son troisième PdP en Afrique. Le Centre de Données de l'Afrique de l'Est est l'une des installations les plus connectées dans la région qui dispose d’itinéraires à fibre optique longue distance vers l'Ouganda, la Tanzanie, le Rwanda, le Burundi, l'Ethiopie et la Somalie. Sur une surface de 2000 m² répartie sur quatre étages, le centre de données à réseau neutre offre à ses locataires un refroidissement et une alimentation (redondance N + 1) ainsi que des systèmes ... Read more »
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44 des villes du monde classées dans le Rapport GPCI 2017 de The Mori Memorial Foundation TOKYO -Jeudi 12 Octobre 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Londres, New York et Tokyo ont de nouveau été nommés les villes les plus attractives au niveau mondial, par le rapport de l'Indice de Puissance des Villes Mondiales 2017 (GPCI) (Global Power City Index) publié aujourd'hui par l'Institut de Stratégies Urbaines de The Mori Memorial Foundation, un institut de recherche créé par Mori Building, un développeur urbain de pointe à Tokyo. D'abord publié en 2008, le rapport GPCI annuel évalue et classe 44 grandes villes en fonction de leur « Magnétisme », ou leur pouvoir d’attirer des individus et des entreprises créatifs du monde entier. Les villes sont évaluées selon 70 indicateurs détaillés dans six catégories : « Économie », « Recherche et Développement » (R&D), « Interaction culturelle », « Habitabilité », « Environnement » et « Accessibilité ». Dans le cadre de l’indice de cette ... Read more »
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44 of the world’s cities ranked in The Mori Memorial Foundation’s GPCI 2017 Report TOKYO -Thursday, October 12th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- London, New York, and Tokyo were again named as the most comprehensively attractive cities in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2017 report published today by The Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies, a research institute established by Mori Building, a leading urban developer in Tokyo. First released in 2008, the annual GPCI report evaluates and ranks 44 major cities according to their “magnetism,” or their overall power to attract creative individuals and enterprises from around the world. Cities are rated on the basis of 70 detailed indicators in six categories: “Economy”, “R&D”, “Cultural Interaction”, “Livability”, “Environment”, and “Accessibility”. This year, the top three cities - London, New York and Tokyo – all retained their slots, with London maintaining its No. 1 position for the sixth year runnin ... Read more »
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Seamlessly Overlays Current BIM Processes, Augmenting ProjectWise Design Integration to Enable Digital Workflows for Connected Projects and Connected Assets SINGAPORE -Wednesday, October 11th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] The Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Bentley Systems’ founder Keith Bentley introduced the company’s “iModel 2.0” cloud platform and its first new service, iModelHub, to accelerate “going digital” for users of its ProjectWise Design Integration services. Without requiring changes to existing BIM applications or processes, the iModelHub cloud service, invoking application-specific “iModel bridges” triggered automatically by ProjectWise: synchronizes and distributes changes made through discipline-specific BIM applications; aligns semantically and physically their constituent digital components; and maintains immersive visibility for comprehensive and continuous design reviews across all project disciplines and participants. Change Synchr ... Read more »
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Third African point of presence positions largest IPv6 backbone for continued growth in the region NAIROBI, Kenya-Wednesday, October 11th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hurricane Electric, the world’s leading IPv6-native Internet backbone, today announced that it has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Nairobi at the East Africa Data Centre. Located at the Sameer Industrial Park, Mombasa Road in Nairobi, Kenya, this is Hurricane Electric’s first PoP Kenya and third in Africa. The East Africa Data Centre is one of the most connected facilities in the region and boasts long distance fibre routes to Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Somalia. Covering 2,000 m2 across four floors, the carrier neutral data centre offers N+1 cooling and power for its tenants as well as parallel UPS systems and N+1 diesel generators to maintain uptime. Additionally, the facility has been designed to meet International Data Centre Standards as outlined by TIA-942. With the launch o ... Read more »
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BILLERICA, Mass-Wednesday, October 11th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] Jets are First Professional Sports Partnership for the Identity-Related Services Brand Multi-Year Deal Includes Fan Hall of Fame Presenting Sponsorship (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The New York Jets have announced today a new multi-year partnership with IdentoGO by IDEMIA, the country’s preeminent identity-related service provider and exclusive provider of TSA Pre✓®. The agreement marks IdentoGO’s first NFL partnership and first exclusive sponsorship in professional sports. The deal makes IdentoGO the Official Identity Security and Biometrics Partner of the New York Jets. “We are proud to be the first sports team to partner with an industry leader like IdentoGO,” said New York Jets President Neil Glat. “IdentoGO’s commitment to innovation and providing the best possible customer experience tightly aligns with our own philosophy. We look forward to working with them to explore new ways to provide our fans with access to new and improv ... Read more »
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Le Luxembourg et les Émirats arabes unis vont coopérer dans le domaine des activités spatiales en mettant l’accent sur l’exploration et l’utilisation des ressources spatiales LUXEMBOURG-Jeudi 12 Octobre 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)--Tenant compte de leur intérêt commun pour l’exploration, l’utilisation et le recours à l’espace à des fins pacifiques, le Luxembourg et les Émirats arabes unis (ÉAU) ont établi d'un commun accord l’opportunité de coopérer dans le cadre des activités spatiales. Le Gouvernement du Grand-duché de Luxembourg, représenté par Étienne Schneider, vice-premier ministre et ministre de l’Économie, et les ÉAU, représentés par le Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, ministre d'État pour l'enseignement supérieur et président de l'Agence spatiale des ÉAU, ont signé aujourd’hui à Abu Dhabi un protocole d'accord (PA) en vue de démarrer une coopération bilatérale dans le domaine des activités spatiales, en mettant l’accent sur l’exploration et l’utilisation des ressources ... Read more »
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Targets Evolving Critical Infrastructure Threat Landscape PASADENA, Calif. -Wednesday, October 11th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Parsons today announced the acquisition of Williams Electric Company, a privately owned, value-added company specializing in control system integration, electrical and general contracting, and energy infrastructure solutions. Williams Electric is headquartered in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, with company offices in Virginia and Maryland and employees located at more than 100 customer sites in the United States and abroad. The company’s customers include numerous Department of Defense organizations and a wide range of other U.S. government agencies and organizations. “This acquisition should be viewed as the latest investment within Parsons’ strategy to grow our leadership position in protecting critical infrastructure assets from threats targeting connected operational technologies, including control systems,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons Chairman an ... Read more »
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LUXEMBOURG-Wednesday, October 11th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Considering their common interest in the exploration, use and application of space for peaceful purposes, Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) jointly agreed on the opportunity to cooperate on space activities. The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, represented by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy, Étienne Schneider, and the UAE, represented by the Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, signed today in Abu Dhabi a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start bilateral cooperation on space activities with particular focus on the exploration and utilization of space resources. Within its economic development initiative, Luxembourg offers commercial companies an attractive overall framework for space resource exploration and utilization related activities, including but not limited to a legal regim ... Read more »
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Latest investments part of future growth strategy Bahrain-Tuesday, October 10th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] GAC Bahrain has opened its new warehouse and office building as part of its long-term strategic planning in response to anticipated growth of the Kingdom’s logistics sector. The 3,200 square metres, 3,019-pallet position ambient racked warehouse in Hidd, Bahrain Investment Wharf, replaces the company’s previous leased facility in Salmabad. The new office building and warehouse complex enjoys easy links to its main operational areas, airport, seaport, ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard) and the King Fahd Causeway. GAC Bahrain’s Managing Director Pontus Fredriksson notes that the Kingdom is the gateway to Saudi Arabia, the region's single largest economy, and boasts a well-developed transport infrastructure and strong regional connectivity. “The logistics sector in Bahrain is performing well and it is set to grow further. The purpose-built warehouse, which can be expanded to acc ... Read more »
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Riyadh,Saudi Arabia-Wednesday, October 11th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] As part of its Middle East and North Africa strategy, SHUAA Capital one of the Middle East region’s leading financial services firms announces the completion of the development of the second joint hospitality project in Saudi Arabia. The project has now been handed over to Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey for official operations. This hospitality project has been developed courtesy of the SHUAA Saudi Hospitality Fund I, and marks SHUAA’s ongoing expansion across the Middle East and North Africa, having also recently announced plans to re-enter the Egyptian market. The new hotel includes 290 rooms, studios and hotel suites, all designed and furnished in an elegant, contemporary style; ensuring that guests are provided with maximum comfort and relaxation. The hotel offers a new hospitality concept across the region and is expected to r ... Read more »
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