Etisalat partners with Smart Dubai to help enhance government cyber security

February 9, 2021

To help strengthen the Dubai government entities against cyber attacks.

Etisalat has just announced a partnership with Smart Dubai to provide a suite of various multi-layered cybersecurity services along with skilled expertise to help strengthen Dubai government entities against cyber attacks. The services will be provided by Help AG, which is the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital.

Cybersecurity is the main key in keeping Dubai’s smart efforts secure, with Smart Dubai being tasked in spearheading the emirate’s digital transformation. Help AG was already the first choice for major enterprises and other government entities that include services such as consultancy, system integration, project implementation, governance, and operations of tailored security solutions.

Etisalat will also utilize its expertise on the regional threat landscape to be able to provide robust round-the-clock protection for Smart Dubai’s digital assets. Additionally, it’s also an advantage for Smart Dubai since Etisalat’s services are already in full compliance with the UAE’s regulatory frameworks.

“Etisalat is proud to work with one of the most innovative government entities in the UAE and the world. Smart Dubai is a partner with a great set of expectations and requirements, which drives us to optimize our service offerings to the benefit of the greater customer community,” said Abdulla Ebrahim Al Ahmed, Senior Vice President/Government Sales at Etisalat. “We look forward to effectively empowering Smart Dubai’s cybersecurity infrastructure and delivering tangible value to all Dubai government entities, enabling smarter and more secure transformation initiatives that will help drive the digital economy,” he added.

“Smart Dubai’s mission consists of exploring advanced technologies and channeling them into services that make life easier and happier for Dubai’s citizens, residents, and visitors. It is a significant undertaking that calls on various government entities to work together and coordinate, and with that in mind, Smart Dubai launched the Government Information Network and a host of digital infrastructure projects to connect these entities and allow them to transfer and exchange data,” said His Excellency Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment (Smart Dubai’s technology arm).

Smart Dubai facilitates all of Dubai’s citywide smart transformation and delivers and promotes a seamless and safe experience for residents and visitors. Its initiatives along with the robust set of governance requirements in place have set a benchmark for the entire Middle East region.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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