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The UAE Cyber Security Council (CSC UAE) entered into a collaboration with Kaspersky by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The primary aim of this partnership is to enhance cyber readiness and resilience across diverse sectors of the nation’s economy.
This significant MoU was formalized by Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, representing the UAE Cyber Security Council, and Andrey Efremov, representing his position as the Chief Business Development Officer at Kaspersky, during the notable GITEX Global 2023 event.
With the formation of this agreement, the two organizations will actively cooperate to disseminate knowledge related to the identification, investigation, and timely response to emergent cyberthreats. Furthermore, their collaborative efforts will focus on the exchange of insights regarding the latest malware trends, potential compromise indicators, and the overarching security risks that pose challenges to vital economic components, such as the nation’s essential infrastructure.
Motivated by the collective objective to amplify national cyber capabilities, the UAE Cyber Security Council and Kaspersky are poised to roll out and orchestrate experiential training sessions and comprehensive technical workshops across the economic spectrum. This is targeted at countering the myriad information security threats. Part of their joint strategy encompasses the exchange of innovative ideas and the distribution of cybersecurity educational resources to reinforce learning initiatives.
Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti emphasized the instrumental role of the ICT industry in propelling the nation’s economic growth. He acknowledged the inherent security vulnerabilities and accentuated the necessity to collaborate with adept partners possessing indispensable expertise. He further elucidated that the partnership with Kaspersky is an emblematic stride towards fortifying the UAE’s economic landscape against potential security pitfalls. Their joint venture seeks to benchmark cybersecurity best practices and disseminate global proficiency, ensuring that all sectors possess robust defense mechanisms.
Expressing his perspective, Andrey Efremov recognized the UAE’s pioneering role in global innovation. He underscored the collective onus, shared between public and private entities, to address information security challenges. Citing Kaspersky’s longstanding tenure in the cybersecurity domain, Efremov conveyed enthusiasm about this collaboration with the CSC UAE. Their joint endeavor aims to catalyze skill development and foster heightened awareness throughout the economic sectors. He emphasized Kaspersky’s commitment to establishing novel industry standards, enabling entities to robustly counter both known and unforeseen cyberthreats.