Al Kuwaiti: The leadership’s vision is a platform for action to enhance cybersecurity

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The Cybersecurity Council held its first meeting through visual communication “remotely”, after its establishment was approved by the Council of Ministers headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Muhammad Hamad Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity for the Government of the UAE, with the participation of a number of concerned federal and local authorities in the country.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Muhammad Hamad Al-Kuwaiti raised the highest signs of gratitude and gratitude to the wise leadership headed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him and his friend His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, for continuous support to enhance cybersecurity in all vital sectors through an advanced and fortified digital security system that strengthens the UAE’s leading position in the world in various fields.
The vision of wise leadership
He stressed that the vision and sound directives of the wise leadership represent a platform for action to enhance cybersecurity and raise the readiness of all sectors to respond and respond to emergency attacks with high efficiency and professionalism, which enhances the UAE’s pioneering march towards a highly developed digital future.
He said that the UAE has an advanced digital infrastructure that enables all the various vital sectors in the country to fully transform into a digital space supported by a safe environment and able to meet the requirements of preparation for the next fifty years according to the best global practices, as cybersecurity is a major factor in shaping the future of the world towards the digital age. .
Facing challenges
He added that the Cyber ​​Security Council embodies the forward-looking vision of the rational leadership and the proactive approach of the state in facing the various challenges posed by the accelerated digital technologies through specialized and effective bodies capable of providing digital protection and securing advanced infrastructure in a manner that ensures business continuity and the provision of services regularly in all economic, educational and health activities. And social.
He said that we have an advanced digital infrastructure that enables all the various vital sectors in the country to fully transform into a digital space supported by a safe environment in the country and an integrated national response plan, including attacks and threats, assessing its readiness, in addition to discussing the mechanisms and general framework for the exchange, sharing and governance of information related to cybersecurity between Different entities and sectors locally and internationally.
Post-pandemic plans
The council discussed its future plans after the “Covid 19” pandemic in light of the tremendous and rapid technological development that requires the development of ambitious strategies that enhance the sustainability of the digital future in a safe and effective manner that meets the requirements of the sustainable development process, as technology has become a fundamental pillar in business continuity, facilitating trade, enhancing security in addition to developing the economy. Digital in its various fields.
The Council reviewed the advanced standards and mechanisms in the optimal response to emergency crises and their containment in the fastest time, with efficiency, flexibility and high response speed. He was also informed of the latest developments in the digital security situation and the development plans that he seeks as part of the comprehensive strategy of the UAE government.
Cyber ​​attacks
The Council discussed the consequences of cyber attacks in general and their potential impact in light of the huge interaction over the Internet, which has become an essential part of daily digital life with the growing need to maintain security and trust in the digital age.
The meeting was attended – via visual communication technology – representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the Communications Regulatory Authority, the Abu Dhabi Digital and Electronic Security Authority in the Emirate of Dubai, the Electronic Governance Department in the Emirate of Sharjah, the Ajman Digital Department, the Electronic Governance Authority in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the Fujairah Geographic Information Center and the Umm Al Quwain Smart Department.
The Cybersecurity Council is concerned with proposing and preparing the necessary legislation, policies and standards to enhance cybersecurity for all targeted sectors in the country and submitting them to the Council of Ministers for approval and following up their implementation in coordination with the concerned authorities.

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