Huawei and Cloud Security Alliance UAE Chapter to promote cloud security standards

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) UAE Chapter and Huawei have signed a MoU to promote cloud security awareness, professional training and certification.

The MoU was signed during Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) Global 2023 by Shivani Jariwala, President of Cloud Security Alliance UAE Chapter, supported by CSA-UAE Board members Hadi Anwar and Osama Salah, and Frank Dai, President of Huawei Cloud Middle East & Central Asia on behalf of Huawei and witnessed by H.E Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government.

Shivani Jariwala, Cloud Security Alliance UAE Chapter president, said, “It is recognized that collaboration among cloud industry stakeholders to promote cloud security awareness is key to a safer UAE’s cyberspace. As the world’s leading organization involved in promoting cloud security awareness, professional training and certification, CSA supports this mission by continuously providing innovative research results and excellent best practices for the industry. Our partnerships like Huawei will support our objectives to expand our capabilities and contribute to the industry’s ability to foster a safer cyberspace for all.”

Frank Dai, President of Huawei Cloud Middle East & Central Asia, said, “Huawei remains committed to supporting UAE’s efforts as the country accelerates its digital transformation journey. We value partnerships like this with the CSA UAE Chapter to contribute our capabilities to support the creation and maintenance of a strong and vibrant cloud security local ecosystem and strengthen the government’s efforts to position the UAE as a trusted digital oasis.”

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, said, “This MoU signing marks strategic cooperation between both sides to promote UAE cloud security knowledge transfer and education and nurture a strong cloud security talent pool. This will support national cybersecurity capacity building and proactively align with the UAE government’s efforts in positioning UAE as a globally trusted digital hub.”

The world faces an acute cybersecurity talent shortage, with 56% of security professionals globally saying that cybersecurity staff shortages are putting their organizations at risk. It is, therefore, imperative that all stakeholders work together to enhance capacity and skills development in the sector.

Huawei participated at GISEC Global 2023 as the Lead Strategic Partner, where it displayed the diverse range of its latest cybersecurity solutions, innovations for digital transformation, and successful use cases. At the event, Huawei was also awarded the Network Security Innovator of the Year at the Security Leadership Awards held against the backdrop of GISEC Global 2023 for its Multilayer Ransomware Protection Solution. Judges picked Huawei for developing the industry’s first Data Center Multilayer Ransomware Protection solution, transforming cyber security protection capabilities from passive response to proactive defense.