Etisalat partners with Smart Dubai to enhance cybersecurity for government services
Mita Srinivasan
10X Technology

Etisalat partners with Smart Dubai to enhance cybersecurity for government services

Multi-layered approach in place to protect Dubai government entities and proactively safeguards ongoing citywide smart transformation initiatives

Help AG, the cyber security arm of Etisalat Digital, will provide a comprehensive suite of multi-layered cyber security services and skilled expertise to Smart Dubai that will further strengthen Dubai government entities’ resilience to cyber-attacks. As Dubai government agencies communicate through the Government Information Network, managed by Smart Dubai, this partnership with Etisalat will serve to proactively safeguard ongoing citywide smart transformation initiatives.

Etisalat will leverage the extensive experience and real-time visibility into the regional threat landscape to deliver robust round-the-clock protection for Smart Dubai’s critical digital assets. A unique advantage for Smart Dubai, considering the nature of its mandate, is that Etisalat’s services are in full compliance with the UAE government’s regulatory frameworks.

Smart Dubai is the government department tasked with spearheading Dubai’s digital transformation and leading the efforts to build a world-leading smart city in the emirate, with cybersecurity being a key part of this mandate. A preferred partner of major enterprises and government entities, Help AG offers strategic consultancy, analysis, system integration, project implementation, governance and operations of tailored security solutions and services.

A multi-layered approach of cyber defence is in place to provide protection, support the UAE Vision 2021 and its digital transformation objectives, and help reinforce the UAE’s National Cyber Security Strategy and the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy.

His Excellency Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment (Smart Dubai’s technology arm), said: “Smart Dubai’s mission consists of exploring advanced technologies and channelling them into services that make life easier and happier for Dubai’s citizens, residents, and visitors. This makes matters of cyber security a top priority for us and for our partners and we are constantly working to further enhance the safety and security of our network. This partnership we are signing with Help AG, Etisalat Digital’s cyber security arm, is a significant step forward in that direction, allowing us to benefit from the company’s extensive expertise in the field.”