October 27, 2021

Professional's Opinion

Amer Owaida - Security Writer - ESET - Ransomware - US companies - techxmedia

Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

Cybercriminals usually requested ransoms ranging from half a million dollars all the way up to US$21 million. Some attackers also upped the ante by carrying out double-extortion attacks, where they pilfer data from the victims’ systems before going on to encrypt them with ransomware … which would lead to embarrassment and stock devaluation at best, and to huge regulation penalties.

Paul Wallett - Regional Director - Trimble Solutions - Middle East and India -sustainable future - technology - techxmedia

Constructing a sustainable future with technology

To reduce the environmental impact of construction, the industry must broaden its awareness of sustainability, which includes examining the quantity of waste produced which is expected to only rise in future. Out of total solid wastes generated in the UAE, the construction and demolition wastes or (C&D wastes) account for 70% of the total weight of solid wastes.


Fady Younes - Cybersecurity Director - Cisco MEA - hacking campaign - aviation industry - techxmedia

Cisco detects a hacking campaign targeting the aviation industry

Fady Younes said: “Many operators have limited technical knowledge but still can operate RATs or information-stealers – posing a significant risk to corporations given the right conditions. In this case, what appeared to be simple campaign was, in fact, a continuous operation that has been active for years – targeting a whole industry with commodity malware hidden with different crypters.”

Italian Industries Federation of Aerospace Defence and Security - IAC 2021 - AIAD - techxmedia

Italy’s aerospace, defence and security industry appear at IAC 2021

His Excellency Nicola Lener, Ambassador of Italy to the UAE said, “Over the last 5 years, the international community has relied heavily on Italy’s expertise and experience in aeronautics, space, naval and land defence resulting in continuous increase in turnover (from Euro 15.5 billion to Euro 17 billion over the last 2 years) and innovation”.

Techx TV


Rabab Zehra, Executive Editor of TECHx Media, secured an interview with James Carder, Chief Security Officer, LogRhythm, during GITEX GLOBAL Technology Week 2021.


An exclusive talk show hosted by Mr.Ashraf Gaber, Regional Director – Publications & Editorial ( Africa & Nordic ) interviewing Mr.Khaleed Almaeena, Chairman – TECHx Executive Board.


Acronis’ return to Gitex with new ideas and products is discussed by Maréva Koulamallah, Head of Marketing and Communication MEA at Acronis. In an interview with TECHx’s Executive Editor Rabab Zehra at Gitex Global 2021, Mareva also outlines the company’s post-pandemic strategy.


Tanja Magas, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Democrance talks about new trends in Insurtech Industry, data engineering & role of artificial intelligence.

Hubilo hybrid event platform - Series B funding - techxmedia

Hubilo the hybrid event platform raises US$125 million in Series B funding

Hubilo acquired a significant client base in Dubai few months ago in response to increased demand for its revolutionary virtual and hybrid events platform from UAE organisations and the company’s regional consumer base been doubled.

GITEX Future Stars Supernova Challenge 2021 - Deepbrain AI- North Star Dubai -techxmedia

Deepbrain AI wins GITEX Future Stars Supernova Challenge 2021 & the event renames to North Star Dubai

This year’s Supernova Challenge drew 120 game-changing startups from 36 countries for three days of challenges in front of a high-caliber panel of expert investors, after which top 12 were chosen for a final challenge.

Bone-Conduction-Technology -Headphones-BC-Wireless-for-kids - myFirst -review-techxmedia
product review

Review – myFirst Headphones BC Wireless for Kids with Bone Conduction Technology

Till almost the year 2010, bone conduction headphones were used for hearing impaired auxiliary, sports, military communication, scuba diving and not so much commercially.

HP EliteBook - x360 1040 G7 Review - HP laptop - techxmedia
product review

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 Review – The Sleekest Elite you need

The EliteBook sports multiple ports for connectivity, 2 USB Type-C ports (Thunderbolt, supports Power Deliver 3.0, DisplayPort 1.2), 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (5 Gbps signaling rate), 1 HDMI 1.4b (cable sold separately), 1 Headphone/microphone combo jack, 1 AC power input port and interestingly 1 Nano SIM card slot (for devices that support WWAN).

Etihad Airways - UX UI Designer - job opportunities - job vacancies - techxmedia
Job Opportunities

Etihad Airways is hiring UX UI Designer

This job eventually leads to one of the team’s other three specialisations: Manager Service Design, Manager UX, or Manager Interaction Design.