The Emergencies, Crises, and Disasters Management Centre – Abu Dhabi (ADCMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UAE Cyber Security Council, with the aim of unifying efforts to enhance response capabilities to cybersecurity challenges in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The MoU was signed during the Centre’s participation in GITEX Global 2023 exhibition. The MoU was signed by Dr. Nasser Humaid Al Nuaimi, Acting Director General of ADCMC, and His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cyber Security Council, in the presence of a number of officials and representatives from both sides.
Through this agreement, ADCMC and UAE Cyber Security Council will collaborate to foster the exchange of expertise and knowledge in information and communications technology, as well as addressing information security threats. The primary focus of the agreement lies in enhancing cooperation, deterrence, prevention, and response to such threats. Additionally, it encompasses the development of awareness and educational initiatives, scientific research endeavors, and the organization of cybersecurity training workshops across all government entities and sectors within the Emirate. This approach aims to bolster information security and preparedness against potential cyberattacks.
Dr. Nasser Humaid Al Nuaimi, Acting Director General of ADCMC, said: “This agreement comes as part of our commitment to enhancing response capabilities against cyber risks and threats in the Emirate, in light of rapid technological changes which require ensuring the readiness of various vital sectors to tackle potential cyber threats. It also aligns with our efforts to achieve Abu Dhabi Government’s vision of cementing the Emirate’s leading position in managing emergencies, crises, and disasters.”
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cyber Security Council, said: “This agreement reaffirms the commitment of the UAE Cyber Security Council and ADCMC to enhance data protection, develop talents equipped to ensure the Emirate’s digital safety, and elevate response capabilities to information security challenges. The UAE Cyber Security Council is committed to ensuring a secure and robust cybersecurity infrastructure in the UAE and integrating cybersecurity into the culture of institutions and individuals.”