ENEC inks MoU with UAE Cyber Security Council to support energy industry

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Cyber Security Council to support the development and review of national-level strategies, policies, and standards for the cybersecurity of the UAE energy sector.

The collaboration is part of ENEC’s commitment towards progressing cybersecurity in the UAE’s clean energy sector, enhancing resilience, and deploying best-in-class technology.

Under the terms of the MoU, the Cyber Security Council and ENEC will also collaborate to develop and conduct periodic exercises for the energy sector to respond on any cyber incidents.

Further, the Cyber Security Council will collaborate with ENEC in developing and conducting periodic exercises for the energy sector to respond to any cyber challenges.

Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi
Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi

“This is an important step in the journey to evolve the nation’s cyber strategies and further advance its intellectual wealth. Cybersecurity is a critical focus for ENEC as we work to ensure we are well-equipped to mitigate any potential cyber challenges. By working closely with the UAE Cyber Security Council, we are committed to share best practices and ensuring the UAE strengthens its position as a world leader in innovation with the most advanced cyber systems.”

Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security of the UAE Government, said that, “Reflecting the direction of our wise leadership, our mission is to strengthen the vital cyber sector to reduce risks, fortify confidence, enable growth for all sectors and raise response readiness. The MoU aims to unite efforts and capabilities in order to develop and disseminate modern technologies that enhance and contribute to the establishment of protected infrastructure.”

According to the statement, the MoU will elevate the strategic partnership between the two entities through the exchange of information, expertise and training support, with ENEC providing experts for the establishment of a national-level Security Operations Center.

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