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UAE’s National Cybersecurity Council to collaborate with Huawei in strengthening ecosystem’s capabilities

UAE’s National Cybersecurity Council to collaborate with Huawei in strengthening ecosystem’s capabilities

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The UAE’s National Cybersecurity Council (NCSC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei to collaborate in the strengthening of local strategies and efforts related to cybersecurity.

In terms of the MoU, both parties will work towards strengthening strategic collaboration in cybersecurity based on the public-private-partnership (PPP) model.

Dr. Mohammad Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity, UAE Government, said: “We are excited to be signing this agreement with Huawei in line with our mission of developing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and creating a safe and strong cyber infrastructure in the UAE. This step will also help drive our efforts to establish the UAE as a leading global hub for cybersecurity for the benefit of the nation.”

As part of the MoU, both parties have agreed to work together in building visibility and promoting thought leadership in the area of cybersecurity, cooperating in the field of cybersecurity research and development through an independent think tank that both parties will establish.

Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer at Huawei UAE, said: “We are honoured to be partnering with the National Cybersecurity Council. Huawei is committed to supporting the UAE’s efforts as the country accelerates its Digital Transformation journey. This partnership will also help recognise Huawei’s long-term commitment to sustainable development in the UAE.”

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