UAE Cyber Security Council join forces with ATRC

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE CSC-ATRC Partnership
Officials during the signing ceremony.

The UAE Cyber Security Council (UAE CSC) and Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) have collaborated on shaping a more secure and private global information society.

Both entities will work towards the development of comprehensive national encryption standards, fostering cooperation and ensuring compliance with legal frameworks.

According to the statement, “Within the scope of the wide-ranging agreement, both councils will roll out a raft of initiatives – from cryptographic migration and deployments, educational programs that build awareness, to jointly conducting R&D on cryptographic and privacy-preserving technologies.”

The synergy between UAE CSC and ATRC includes operational deployments, cooperation, deterrence, prevention, and response to cyber-attacks.

Both entities are required to actively participate in mutual training workshops and programs, organized by each other, to collaboratively oversee the governance of cryptography and its technical processes in alignment with national laws.

HE Dr. Mohamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity, UAE Government, said that, “In line with our remit, the UAE Cyber Security Council looks forward to the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded partners from all sectors to safeguard federal entities, and other organizations and individuals from cyber threats. We fully appreciate that technology today is a great leveler and that innovation needs to be a national priority. We drive innovation through our networks with entities, nations, and governments locally and around the world.”

HE Shahab Issa Abu Shahab, Director General of Advanced Technology Research Council, noted that, “As a research and development entity, the Advanced Technology Research Council is looking forward to the partnership with the UAE Cyber Security Council to work on innovation and policies. Together, we are dedicated to crafting robust cryptographic and cybersecurity frameworks that will create a lasting positive impact, safeguarding the digital future for all.”

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