Dubai launches Dubai Cyber Think Tank

Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) launched “Dubai Cyber Think Tank” at a conference that was attended by various delegates of government entities and the private sector in the Emirate of Dubai, as well as media representatives who were introduced to the primary plan and objectives of this innovative think tank.

This pioneering initiative has been launched to become an interactive platform for collective brainstorming via high level focus groups to conduct research, discussion and recommendations between Dubai Electronic Security Center together with all participating public and private sector entities, to define and design innovative solutions to current and future cyberthreats.

Jassim Mohammed, Security Operations Manager at DESC highlighted that “Dubai Cyber Think Tank” is set to build a coordinative platform to synergize and liaise the ideas, viewpoints and propositions between DESC and other Dubai public departments and organizations. This will be achieved through high level group discussions and workshops to exchange expert perspectives upon defining prioritized objectives. The priorities of the platform include confronting and resolving the current and future cyber challenges and risks as well as contributing to the development of proactive policies and frameworks for the cyber security of Dubai.

“This initiative is driven by the core strategy of Dubai Electronic Security Center to form strategic partnerships with all Government entities and organizations in Dubai to define and confront cyber threats and challenges. These initiatives help us make remarkable progress in realizing Dubai government’s vision for developing and carrying out initiatives and policies that aim at solving electronic security challenges and building a secure and resilient cyber space for Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, with its public and private sectors,” Mohammed added.