Moro Hub & Thales unite to strengthen digital infrastructures in UAE

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Moro Hub-Thales Partnership
Officials during the signing ceremony | WAM

Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has signed an agreement with Thales in order to redefine the landscape for physical and cyber security services in the UAE.

Thales is a global leader in advanced technologies within the domains of Security and Digital Identity. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of Dubai Air Show 2023.

The partnership is expected to bring forth a wide range of cutting-edge solutions designed to strengthen the digital infrastructures in the region to ensure uncompromised data protection and security.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer_MoroHub_DDA partnership
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“We work in alignment with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to sustain a secure and resilient digital ecosystem for enterprises and businesses in the UAE, and the second cycle of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy, to safeguard the digital ecosystem and accelerate digital transformation and smart city initiatives. Given the rapid expansion of digital connectivity, protecting the critical infrastructure of organizations and companies has become of utmost importance. Our alliance with Thales underscores our shared commitment to enhancing cyber defense capabilities through the utilization of Moro’s advanced technological solutions and Thales’ industry-leading expertise. Our goal is to position Dubai as a global hub for advanced cybersecurity solutions.”

“At Moro Hub, we have always been committed to safeguarding the security of digital assets in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Our collaboration with Thales is a reflection of our dedication to delivering transformative, state-of-the-art solutions that excel in meeting the increasingly complex security demands of modern businesses and organizations. By combining our expertise with Thales’ global leadership, we are confident to set new standards in digital security, ensuring a robust and resilient foundation for the digital future,” said Mr. Marwan Bin Haidar, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of Digital DEWA.

As per the agreement, Moro Hub will provide public and private enterprises with a suite of cybersecurity services including the implementation of a physical security platform to enhance physical security measures by integrating cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated surveillance mechanisms.

Additionally, the partnership will provide specialized IT/OT Cyber Consulting Services to bridge the gap between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), as well as implement robust Data Protection and Security Solutions to safeguard critical data from breaches and unauthorized access. Finally, the partnership will offer Detect and Respond Services, equipped with advanced threat monitoring systems to proactively identify and neutralize potential security breaches swiftly.

“At Thales, we are driven by the pursuit of innovation. We are constantly striving to create a safer world through cutting-edge technology solutions. Our collaboration with Moro Hub underscores our commitment to delivering comprehensive security services, thereby building trust and resilience in an increasingly interconnected digital ecosystem. The new agreement will contribute to equipping the UAE with unique and sovereign technology capabilities in line with We the UAE 2031,” said Mr. Elias Merrawe, Vice-President of Civil Business at Thales in the Middle East.

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