Adopt security solutions available from “Etisalat” and “Help AG”

“Cyber ​​Security” issues directives to strengthen the system to respond to attacks

All sectors around the world are facing an unprecedented level of digital attacks.


The UAE Government’s Cyber ​​Security Council has issued directives to all government and semi-government entities in the country to adopt advanced solutions in the field of cyber security, to raise national operational efficiency, ensure business continuity, and protect against any security attacks that would breach that.

A statement issued yesterday stated that this was done in cooperation with the Emirates Telecommunications Group (Etisalat), and in partnership with Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital, as part of the council's continuous efforts to improve the cybersecurity system and enhance the country's leading position. in global competitiveness indicators.

Based on the council’s role and in its capacity as the government agency supervising the national strategy for cyber security, the Cyber ​​Security Council has evaluated and approved several security solutions available by Etisalat and Help AG, including the service to address distributed denial of service attacks, and the management of secure electronic interconnection lines. And the secure web hosting service, as one of the national standards for protecting government and semi-government entities in the UAE from cyber intrusions and attacks.

The head of cyber security for the UAE government, Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti, said that all sectors (government and private) around the world are facing an unprecedented level of digital attacks that are increasing in size and complexity, and responding to these security threats requires close cooperation between various sectors, in order to ensure that the maximum levels are achieved. Cyber ​​security for various vital sectors.

He added that the partnership between the public and private sectors represented in cooperation between the Cyber ​​Security Council and the most important service providers in the country, such as "Etisalat", is an essential pillar for achieving the national security agenda of the UAE and enhancing protection from potential cyber attacks.

For his part, CEO of Emirates Telecommunications Group, Hatem Dowidar, said that the solution to addressing distributed denial-of-service attacks aims to protect government agencies through their various activities and online platforms in partnership with the Cyber ​​Security Council of the UAE government, and in line with the rational forward-looking vision aimed at strengthening the position of the UAE At the forefront of countries in terms of digital transformation.

Dowidar added: “Through this service launched by the Cyber ​​Security Council, we aim to support the national strategy for cyber security, and to secure the highest standards of protection for critical infrastructure in the UAE,” noting that these security services provide multi-layered protection around the clock by specialized teams. .

• The Council called on governmental and semi-governmental entities in the country to adopt advanced solutions.

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