UAE participates in Cyber Week 2023 Conference in Tel Aviv

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security for UAE Govt. | Courtesy: WAM

Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security for the Government of the UAE, has led a high-level UAE delegation composed of several representatives from top Emirati organizations to the Cyber Week 2023 Conference in Tel Aviv.

Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti addressed the Cyber Week Conference as a key-note speaker in the main plenary panel titled “Safeguarding the Nation: Cybersecurity Strategies for a Digital Age”, along with Mr. Gaby Portnoy, Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate, and several top international government officials.

During the visit, the UAE delegation met with the central cyber stakeholders in the Israeli cyber ecosystem including investors, Chief Information Security Officers, and top cyber experts, and visited leading cyber labs and R&D centers and startups to explore opportunities to deepen the ongoing partnerships.

Dr. Al Kuwaiti noted that, “Cyber security is a shared responsibility that can never be addressed by one person, organization or country alone. Instead, it requires mutual collaboration between the private and public sectors. Partnership with the industry and academia is critical as it brings all the stakeholders of the digital ecosystem together with a common vision. Our goal is to spread the cyber security culture. The end result will be a more secure, more resilient digital future, not only for the UAE but for our partners and friends.”

According to the statement, the visit provided valuable insights into the latest global trends in cybersecurity and allowed the participants to explore potential collaborations and bilateral investment opportunities.

Mr. Amir Hayek, Ambassador of Israel to the UAE, said that, “This delegation, led by Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, represents the ongoing collaboration between Israel and the UAE in the cybersecurity domain, as both nations recognize the critical importance of a secure and resilient digital infrastructure. Israel remains committed to nurturing these relationships and promoting cross-border partnerships in cybersecurity and beyond.”

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