The UAE National Cyber Security Council and Injazat today signed a MoU with the aim for further improving coordination and response time to potential cyber-attacks in the UAE. The MoU will enable all government and semi-government entities to be safeguarded by Injazat’s Cyber Fusion Centre’s ‘Detection and Response’ services.
Highlighting the importance of the partnership, H.E. Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity for the UAE Government, said “Maintaining business continuity in strategic sectors is a top priority in the council’s strategy to confront suspicious cyber-attacks proactively and with high efficiency. Injazat’s state-of-the-art Cyber Fusion Center will centralise and streamline incident detection, enable coordinated responses, and provide a unified approach to neutralize potential threats which is an absolute necessity today when countering cybercrimes. The fact that we are able to protect and strengthen the readiness of our relevant authorities and sectors through a home-grown entity gives me immense pleasure and pride and we look forward to further collaborations in the future”
Ussama Dahabiyeh, Chief Executive Officer at Injazat, said “As the digital enabler and technology champion of the UAE, we are delighted that such a strategic and significant partnership will help further the digital advancements goals set out by the government. Today’s announcement is a testament to Injazat’s expertise and commitment towards developing and deploying next-generation cyber capabilities and solutions that are intelligence-driven, collaborative, and automated for countering advanced security threats. Given the growing complexity of cyber-attacks and how interconnected our systems are, a proactive and single integrated function is essential to ensure the cyber resilience of our critical infrastructure. This agreement between the Injazat and the National Cybersecurity Council will be beneficial in the areas of cyber threat intelligence sharing, cybersecurity exercises, national talent development, and will also help cement what is already a strong and fruitful partnership between the two organizations.”
Injazat launched the region’s first-ever Cyber Fusion Centre (CFC) in June 2020 to boost protection against data breaches and cyber-attacks. The CFC stands apart from any competitor in its radically different approach to cyber defense by proactively managing advanced threats, unlike traditional Security Operations Centers, which is more focused on identifying and reacting to incidents. Cyber Fusion Centers also help organizations streamline their systems and assimilate information into actionable strategies and tactics while improving productivity and reducing costs.