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Abu Dhabi Strengthens Government Cybersecurity with New Strategy

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), Etisalat, and Trend Micro have announced the launch of CyberEye, an initiative designed to enhance the cybersecurity capabilities of Abu Dhabi government agencies.

The Cyber ​​Eye Initiative is a central part of the Abu Dhabi Government’s cyber security strategy. This type of technology and system to identify cyber threats in real time, take effective and proactive actions to mitigate risk and enhance protection, and further enhance the security of digital assets of Abu Dhabi government agencies. Will be adopted for the first time.

Dr. Mohamed Abdelhameed Al Askar, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, said: It provides basic technical knowledge and the expertise needed to enhance cybersecurity capabilities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Abdulla Ebrahim Al Ahmed, Senior Vice President of Government Sales at Etisalat, said: This is one element of the country’s digital transformation strategy. The agreement further emphasizes Etisalat’s trust in digital solutions for both the public and private sectors and our capabilities in the field of cybersecurity. This initiative will strengthen Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates as a hub of innovative and advanced technology. “

Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Vice President and Managing Director of Trend Micro’s MENA, said: Micro continues to focus on supporting ADDA in the process of digital transformation. Our state-of-the-art cybersecurity innovations and strategies are carefully designed to protect businesses of all industries and sizes from the harmful elements of the Digital Wild, so we continue to innovate and build a strong digital economy. I can. “

The Cyber ​​Eye initiative also addresses infrastructure visibility issues and promotes standards and methods for enhancing control and capabilities to optimize resilience across government agencies. Such strategies also allow technology teams to quickly detect threats, including cutting-edge attacks.

Governments across the region faced a significant increase in IT stack complexity during the Covid-19 crisis, including higher risks from endpoint security posed by remote work. Recent KPMG Research Among business people in the United Arab Emirates, they expressed concern about the increase in cybercrime during a pandemic. A total of 61% of respondents were concerned about phishing scams, 54% were concerned about email spam, and 42% were afraid of ransomware incidents. This initiative leverages intelligence-driven methodologies to increase government maturity and effectiveness in cybersecurity.

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