13 June, 2017
Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Dubai to promote research in information security, telecommunications and information systems. The MoU was signed by H.E Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Chief Executive Director of DESC and H.E Dr. Essa Mohammed Al Bastaki, Director of University of Dubai, in the presence of a number of representatives from both sides
This partnership will strengthen the empowerment of leaders and national capabilities in the field of information security in the UAE, as well as support the enhancement of the status of individuals in the society and encourage them to strive and work hard. It also comes in line with Dubai’s Cyber Security Strategy, which aims to strengthen Dubai’s position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security.
Based on the MoU, both parties will work together to raise the level of awareness in the various fields of cyber security by providing the necessary consultation and training content for holding workshops and seminars, as well as organizing events to spread scientific awareness in cyber security.
According to the MoU which aims to promote innovation in cybersecurity, Dubai University will have to embrace a fertile environment that attracts those interested in cyber security, cyber protection, digital forensics, cloud computing, data science, Internet security and open source software security. As well as providing new opportunities in coordination with students and supervisors for training, research and development of cyber security solutions.
H.E Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, CEO of DESC, stressed the importance of signing MoUs with academic institutes, which will enhance the status of the individual in the society and the rehabilitation of national capabilities specialized in information security, and support scientific research and innovations in the field of electronic security.
Moreover, H.E Dr. Essa Mohammed Al Bastaki, Director of University of Dubai, stated that “Dubai Electronic Security Center is one of the leading centers in the UAE and is responsible for the implementation of electronic security based on international standards, as well as cooperation with the competent authorities in the field of cyber security. The electronic security specialization is universally recognized by ABET“.