Thursday, March 16, 2023 – 6:53 p.m
ABU DHABI, 16th March, 2020 (WAM) — Chairman of the UAE Government Cyber Security Council, Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti has won the 2023 Best Cyber Security Award for the Global Leadership category.
The Cyber Security Excellence Awards 2023 honor individuals and organizations that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in the field of information security.
The Cyber Security Excellence Awards 2023 program is highly competitive, with more than 800 entries in more than 300 award categories. All winners demonstrate the highest levels of innovation and excellence in addressing emerging threats in the cyber security industry.
Holger Schulz, CEO of the Cyber Security Insiders community and founder of the 600-member LinkedIn Information Security Association, said: “We congratulate the UAE on its success. Honorable Dr. This prestigious award is a testament to his steadfast leadership and outstanding contribution to advancing cyber security and digital transformation globally.
For his part, His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Kuwaiti, Chairman of the Cyber Security Council of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, said that this global award is a new international recognition for cyber security and the continuous efforts of the UAE. It is the inevitable result of the wise guidelines and visions of the wise leadership, in collaboration with all national task forces that have contributed to strengthening the position of the UAE within the indicators of global competitiveness.
He added that the Council is working on a clear strategy for cyber security aimed at providing a secure and resilient cyber environment to help companies, organizations and individuals achieve their ambitions, achieve a quality digital life and create a secure digital emirate. Promotes positive identity with community and meaningful digital interaction.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Quaiti pointed out. Stability domestically and regionally illustrates that this award creates a new impetus for more work, achievement and creativity to strengthen the state’s position, the UAE as a global leader in cyber security and enhance its national capabilities in this field.
It is noteworthy that over the past ten years, the UAE Government Cyber Security Council has contributed to efforts aimed at spreading cyber security culture by launching lectures and workshops, pioneering cyber initiatives and projects. “50 Projects” and “100 Programmers Every Day” program in UAE. The Cyber Security Council has developed an innovative plan to safeguard cyber security in the UAE through emerging technologies such as cloud, big data and artificial intelligence. .
The UAE has moved up 42 places in the Global Cyber Security Index launched by the International Telecommunication Union, from forty-seventh place in 2017 to fifth place in 2020, reflecting progress on the cyber security agenda in the UAE. Safe digital, reducing cybercrime by ensuring change.
The UAE has set two Guinness World Records in the past six months for the largest virtual competition “Capture the Flag” and the largest in-person competition “Reward for Disease”.
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