UAE Cyber Security Council Beefs Up Defense Against Cyber Attacks

UAE Cyber Security Council Beefs Up Defense Against Cyber Attacks

The UAE National Cyber Security Council and Injazat have signed an agreement to focus on improving coordination and response time to potential cyber-attacks in the UAE.

The agreement, known as a strategic MoU, will enable all government and semi-government entities to be safeguarded usuing Injazat’s Cyber Fusion Centre’s ‘Detection and Response’ services.

The “Detection and Response” services will also incorporate cyber threat intelligence, threat defence operations and digital forensics, to offer a comprehensive view of the threats posed by cyber attacks. This information can help the council to help make informed decisions and responses.

Injazat have built up a renowned reputation for their work in defence and intelligence against cyber attacks. This includes launching the region’s first-ever Cyber Fusion Centre (CFC) in June 2020 to boost protection against data breaches and cyber-attacks.

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity for the UAE Government, said: “Maintaining business continuity in strategic sectors is a top priority in the council’s strategy to confront suspicious cyber-attacks proactively and with high efficiency.

“Injazat’s state-of-the-art Cyber Fusion Center will centralise and streamline incident detection, enable coordinated responses, and provide a unified approach to neutralize potential threats which is an absolute necessity today when countering cybercrimes.

“The fact that we are able to protect and strengthen the readiness of our relevant authorities and sectors through a home-grown entity gives me immense pleasure and pride and we look forward to further collaborations in the future.”

Ussama Dahabiyeh, CEO at Injazat, said: “Today’s announcement is a testament to Injazat’s expertise and commitment towards developing and deploying next-generation cyber capabilities and solutions that are intelligence-driven, collaborative, and automated for countering advanced security threats.

“Given the growing complexity of cyber-attacks and how interconnected our systems are, a proactive and single integrated function is essential to ensure the cyber resilience of our critical infrastructure.”