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Dubai Electronic Security Center partners with Thales to upskill Cyber work-force

As part of the agreement, the two parties will collaborate in different strategic initiatives to achieve the city cyber security vision. Both parties will work towards achieving the objectives of the cyber smart society and innovation domains within Dubai cybersecurity strategy. Moreover, the parties will work towards developing the world class platform to improve the cyber resilience of the city and offering the best solutions to the government and semi government entities in Dubai.

His Excellency Yousef Al Shaibani, Director General of the Dubai Electronic Security Center, said: “We seek to form and strengthen partnerships with various stakeholders in the field of cybersecurity. The new complex will also facilitate the further development of a world-class integrated cybersecurity ecosystem, that will enhance Dubai’s position as a pioneer in innovation, safety and security.” added H.E. Al Shaibani. 

Bernard Roux, CEO Thales in the UAE said, “Thales is honoured to be nominated by DESC for this strategic partnership that meets Dubai’s highest security expectations within the cyberspace.  Due to Thales’ technological expertise in fields such as Security, Defence, Aerospace, Space, Digital Identity, Transportation, AI and Big Data, in which we offer a unique differentiation in Cybersecurity. This legacy is behind our cybersecurity expertise and resilience to new threats not only on our own solutions but also on any other solutions in the market.”   

Yousef Al Shaibani, director-general of the Dubai Electronic Security Center, said: “We seek to form and strengthen partnerships with various stakeholders in the field of cybersecurity. The new complex will also facilitate the further development of a world-class integrated cybersecurity ecosystem, that will enhance Dubai’s position as a pioneer in innovation, safety and security.”

The partnership agreement coincides with the world’s increasing dependence on digital services, as a result of the impacts of Covid-19, which continues to highlight the importance of protecting technological infrastructure and cyberspace in order to ensure business continuity.

Bernard Roux, CEO Thales in the UAE said, “Thales is honoured to be nominated by DESC for this strategic partnership that meets Dubai’s highest security expectations within the cyberspace. Due to Thales’ technological expertise in fields such as Security, Defence, Aerospace, Space, Digital Identity, Transportation, AI and Big Data, in which we offer a unique differentiation in Cybersecurity. This legacy is behind our cybersecurity expertise and resilience to new threats not only on our own solutions but also on any other solutions in the market.” 

The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Thales Group, a global leader in cybersecurity technologies and in data protection.

As part of the agreement, the two parties will collaborate in different strategic initiatives to achieve the city cyber security vision. Both parties will work towards achieving the objectives of the cyber smart society and innovation domains within Dubai cybersecurity strategy. Moreover, the parties will work towards developing the world class platform to improve the cyber resilience of the city and offering the best solutions to the government and semi government entities in Dubai.

About Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) 
The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) is the official government department entrusted to make Dubai the safest city in cyber space. The center was established under decree number 11 of 2014 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.

The Center’s objectives include safeguarding information, communications network and governmental information systems in the Emirate of Dubai in addition to enhancing, adjusting and implementing the necessary methods in the realm of cyber security and raising efficiency by which information is maintained and circulated among the governmental entities in the Emirate. Additionally the center is also responsible to develop the strategic plans to confront any risks or threats to the government information in coordination with all concerned government authorities.

As the European leader in cyber security and the worldwide leader in data protection, Thales is dedicated to growing the digital solutions industry and offering its customers diverse services that aid in managing and protecting data, identity, intellectual property and regulatory compliance. Thales helps secure the digital transformation of the most demanding security institutions around the world by delivering state of the art technology solutions, while simultaneously accelerating the pace of digital transformation within institutions. 

Present for over 45 years in the UAE, Thales works alongside different stakeholders with the objective to bring security, safety and growth, whilst preserving state sovereignty, providing sustainable economic development, and fostering local talent. This partnership will play a crucial role in fostering education, innovation and industry in Dubai.

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