Emirates superior to many of the European countries in readiness to face the electronic security risk

Jan

14

2016

Government excelled Emirates United Arab European countries in the field of readiness to face the risks of electronic security, and the protection of national infrastructure and vitality of the state against electronic threats growing, according to the announcement by experts at the level of the industry.

And it occupied the UAE a global center of the 17th in the final classification for “World Index of cyber-security”, issued by the International Telecommunication Union’s body of the United Nations, to excel so on a number of European countries such as Greece, Ireland and Portugal. This indicator measures the several aspects of the electronic security sector, including legislation, regulations, and compliance, capacity building, and international cooperation.

In this context Sawitha Bhaskar, Chief Operating Officer of the Kondo Brocago consulting firm in the field of information and expert technique in the electronic security sector he said: “proves Classification impressive United Arab Emirates on the effectiveness and spread the scope of work of the National Commission for the security of mail, as demonstrated by the position of the Government of United Arab Emirates among the most innovative countries in the world in the field of electronic security priorities. ”

At the global level, it has been targeted 83 percent of large companies attacks fraud directed, of which 60 per cent of attacks targeting small and medium-sized enterprises, while continuing malware attacks and extortion to grow, and according to the latest data released by Symantec reports under the title “Report of the Internet Security Threat” .

To counter the growing number and sophisticated electronic attacks, the National Commission for the security of mail in the United Arab Emirates launched during the 2014 National electronic security program which requires government agencies to submit reports on the infrastructure of the security-mail that has a case, as part of efforts to create a national digital environment safe.

Through this program, the National Commission for the security of mail will also be able to monitor electronic security systems in government bodies, and testing of electronic security, and intervention in order to strengthen security systems.

It is incumbent upon the private sector in the United Arab Emirates is currently striving to keep up with the federal standards, as referred to by Kondo Brocago company. For example, the European Union recently asked to supply Internet services companies, and retailers over the Internet, search engines, advertising for all electronic security breaches they have suffered.

Sawitha Bhaskar concluded her speech saying: “There is an urgent stage work to be done, with the encouragement of the private sector institutions in the United Arab Emirates to the deployment of electronic security solutions, and not to wait to be exposed to one of the attacks and security breaches. Therefore, there is an urgent need to follow the guidelines enacted by the government, similar to what was done by UAE banks to follow the guidelines for international banking sector. Where required to large and small private companies greater degree of transparency in the field of ionization to enjoy the protection of infrastructure for information technology and communications, and data vital customers. ”

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