It advanced 42 positions during 2021

The UAE is fifth globally in the cybersecurity index

Mohammed Al-Kuwaiti: "The state confronts more than 200,000 cyber-attacks daily at various levels."

The head of cybersecurity for the UAE government, Dr. Muhammad Al-Kuwaiti, said that the UAE advanced 42 positions this year in the global cybersecurity index, as it rose to the fifth place globally, instead of the 47th place it occupied last year, in the index that includes more than 160 countries. Al-Kuwaiti added, in press statements, on the sidelines of the "Hack in the Box" cybersecurity week, hosted by Abu Dhabi, that the UAE aims to climb to the first place globally in the global cybersecurity index within a short period, and it is already moving in this direction, explaining that The state has developed a plan for leadership, based on several axes, including: qualified manpower, reliance on modern technologies, governance and legislation aimed at maintaining electronic security. He pointed out that the UAE's significant progress in the index supports the country's attraction of investments by companies of various nationalities.

Al-Kuwaiti revealed that the state responds to more than 200,000 cyber attacks daily, at various political, economic and social levels, depending on human competencies, artificial intelligence, automation, and cooperation between government institutions and the private sector to deter these attacks.

He pointed out that the pandemic witnessed an escalation in attacks related to the ransom virus, impersonation, and data leakage, in the UAE and the world in a large way, and attempts to breaches focused on the economic, banking and health sectors in the country, and most of them were addressed.

Al-Kuwaiti stated that the current and future electronic scene faces an exceptional challenge represented by the spread of a digital offensive epidemic at the level of the sector as a whole, as expectations show that digital systems will remain vulnerable to electronic attacks all over the world.

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