Japan’s Trend Micro honors UAE MoI for Cybersecurity Excellence

By Salma C, Intern Reporter
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UAE Trend Micro Sales Manager Mr. Salah Suleiman presenting the award to Dr. Ibrahim Humaid Al Mayahi, Director of the Digital Security Directorate, MoI, UAE

The Japan-based multinational cyber security software company Trend Micro Incorporated, recently recognized the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of the United Arab Emirates for the smart execution of cybersecurity strategies in their drive to enhance the country’s digital capabilities.

During the Cyber Defense Challenge (CDC), Trend Micro presented the MoI with a prestigious award recognizing its leadership in cybersecurity intelligence and tactics in securing the country’s digital goals. The award was presented by Mr. Salah Suleiman, Sales Manager, UAE, Trend Micro, to Colonel Dr. Ibrahim Humaid Al Mayahi, Director of the Digital Security Directorate, Ministry of Interior, who led the delegation from the Ministry.

The Cyber Defense Challenge (CDC) aims to strengthen the country’s digital infrastructure and raise awareness about cybersecurity. More than 30 people participated in a one-day hands-on workshop led by IT experts in the UAE. They were exposed to simulated cyberattacks and challenged to determine the best course of action to demonstrate their skills in protecting their digital assets. Contestants collaborated to develop and execute strategies to effectively detect and block attacks while competing against each other during the event.

Adding to the significance of the program, along with Trend Micro, the Ministry of Interior was recognized by Aqdar for its extraordinary cyber security practices and services for the UAE’s digital infrastructure. The prestigious award was presented by Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Harib Alkatbi, General Coordinator, Aqdar Khalifa Empowerment Program.

Speaking on the occasion, Trend Micro UAE Country Manager, Mr. Majd Sinan remarked that “Platforms like the Cyber Defense Challenge (CDC) competition provide an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness and recognize excellence in cybersecurity. In alignment with the country’s vision, the MoI has been instrumental in demonstrating stability through a higher standard of cybersecurity practices and transforming the nation.”

“A recognition of this stature from Aqdar is a testament to our efforts and motivates us to further continue our movement in supporting organizations from the private and public sector in their pursuit of achieving a stronger security posture with state-of-the-art solutions, expertise, and industry-leading insights,” Mr. Sinan added.

In addition, the Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2022: Toward a New Momentum, states that threat actors in 2022 will focus on ransomware attacks on datacenter workloads regardless of their location, as well as exposed services, to take advantage of the large number of people continuing to work remotely. Therefore, avenues like the CDC provide the perfect opportunity to strengthen the country’s digital ecosystem to combat modern-day threats.

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