CSC UAE Inks MoU with Kaspersky To Increase Cyber Readiness
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the UAE Cyber Security Council (CSC UAE) and Kaspersky in order to improve and raise the degree of cyber readiness and resilience in all spheres of the economy. Andrey Efremov, Chief Business Development Officer of Kaspersky, and Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cyber Security Council, signed the Memorandum of Understanding at GITEX Global 2023.
Through this agreement, the UAE Cyber Security Council and Kaspersky will collaborate to share information on identifying, investigating and responding to evolving cyberthreats in a timely manner. The collaboration also extends to exchange of expertise on the latest malware trends, indicators of compromise, and security risks faced by the economic sectors of the country, such as critical infrastructure, as per tahawultech.
Driven by a desire to strengthen national cybersecurity skills, the UAE Cyber Security Council and Kaspersky will develop and arrange experience-led trainings and technical workshops across all sectors to combat information security threats. To strengthen educational efforts, these activities will involve an exchange of ideas and the distribution of cybersecurity awareness materials.
Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cyber Security Council explained that “The ICT industry in the country has driven the economy forward by opening new windows of opportunity. But, it is also vulnerable to new types of security risks that are sophisticated, dynamic and evolving in nature, that need to be curbed. To strengthen the economic environment of the UAE, it is important to establish ties with partners who have the essential expertise and tools that can eliminate information security incidents. This MoU with Kaspersky is a step forward on this journey. Our collaboration strives to set cybersecurity best practices and share global expertise to ensure all sectors are well prepared to defend themselves”.