2017

Dubai’s cyber security strategy

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched the “Dubai Cyber Security Strategy” aimed at strengthening Dubai’s position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security.

The plan focuses on five main domains*;

  1. A cyber smart nation aimed at raising public awareness on the importance of cyber security, ensuring building a society that is fully aware of the dangers of cybercrime, as well as developing the skills and capabilities required to manage cyber security risks among government and private institutions and individuals in Dubai.
  2. Innovation in the field of cyber security, and the establishment of a secure and safe cyberspace characterized by freedom and justice, so as it encourages innovation in Dubai.
  3. Building a secure cyberspace “Cyber Security” by establishing controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and privacy of data; and
  4. Maintaining the flexibility of the cyberspace “Cyber Resilience” and ensuring the continuity and availability of IT systems in cyberspace. These objectives can only be achieved through the national and international collaboration among different sectors, and thus, the fifth domain is concerned with this aspect.

The next phase will witness a number of effective initiatives that will contribute to achieving the strategy’s objectives and providing a secure cyberspace for users, making Dubai’s cyber security experience a global model.

*From the Dubai Government Services Directory

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