32 government entities participating in the Dubai Government Excellence Program
Dubai, UAE: In support of the continuous efforts towards securing the cyberspace in the Emirate of Dubai, the Dubai Cyber Security Center (DESC) held the fourth annual meeting with government entities in the Emirate of Dubai to discuss preparations for the evaluation of the cyber security indicators included within the fourth generation of the Dubai Government Excellence Program. The virtual meeting was held with the participation of 32 strategic Dubai government partners and 85 specialists in information security and organizational excellence.
The meeting aims to review the preparations for the third evaluation cycle and the updated cyber security indicators evaluation mechanism, which was developed based on global best practices in the field of cyber security.
The meeting was initiated by Maryam Al Mehrzi, Manager of Quality and Corporate Excellence Office at DESC, with an introductory overview of the center and its tasks, in addition to the most important principles of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy, which is to protect the Emirate of Dubai from the dangers of cyberspace and support the emirate’s growth, innovation and economy in a way that supports its success in the future. She also concluded the session by thanking the contributing parties for their efforts in making the previous evaluation session a success, and familiarized the entities with the most important requirements and work plan for the current session, which is scheduled to be held next September 2020.
During the meeting, the evaluation requirements were also discussed and clarified, taking into consideration the privacy of government entities, and emphasizing the governmental partnership between the parties in order to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in securing the cyberspace in the Emirate of Dubai, and making it digitally the safest city in the world.
In this regard, Al Mehrzi stated that “Dubai has always been a forerunner in applying best practices at the local, regional and global levels, and that we are moving forward with a steady step towards making the Emirate of Dubai the world leader in cybersecurity and digital safety “
Brief on Dubai Electronic Security Center:
Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) was founded in 2014. Pursuant to Law No. 11 and with the aim to develop and implement information security practices, it has been setting good-practice criteria for cyber security across the Emirate. DESC’s strategic plan includes initiatives to combat threats, cyber-attacks, and cyber-crime..
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