Second cycle of Dubai Cyber Security Strategy announced


The second cycle of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy has been launched with the aim of establishing a safe and secure cyberspace and strengthening the city's digital infrastructure.

The announcement was made by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai in a tweet.

He specified that "The new strategy will be driven by our exceptional national talent and diverse global partnerships that place us in a good position to defuse any kind of threat in the digital realm."

The initial strategy was launched in 2017 by the Dubai Electronic Security Center, under the authority of Digital Dubai. 

The new strategy addresses the cyber security requirements of the entire city, encompassing government agencies, infrastructure, businesses, residents and visitors. 

It also aims to establish a secure cyberspace, equipped with integrated and proactive protection against potential cyber risks.

Four key pillars have been introduced to the strategy: a cyber-secure society, an incubator city for innovation, a resilient cyber city, and active cyber collaboration. 

The cyber-secure society pillar aims to nurture cyber skills and facilitate accessible cyber security.

The incubator city for innovation pillar focuses on advancing cyber security research, fostering an innovation ecosystem, ensuring secure adoption of emerging technologies, and bolstering the assurance ecosystem.

The resilient cyber city pillar aims to shape cyberspace governance, expand the resilient cyber ecosystem, establish effective cyber crisis and incident response mechanisms, and strengthen resilient cyber infrastructure.

Furthermore, the new strategy emphasises the significance of collaboration in cyber security efforts on both a local and international level.

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