Sheikh Mohammed launches Dubai Cyber Security Strategy
Cyber security has become an essential requirement in the digital era as the world has become more connected, His Highness said.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on Wednesday launched the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy that aims to strengthen Dubai's position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security.
On the launch of the strategy, Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the UAE's high ranking at both regional and international levels in providing security for individuals and organisations in the country. This is a result of the efforts of both federal and local governments in the UAE to build a safe and secure environment, which ensures the success of development goals.
His Highness said that cyber security has become an essential requirement in the digital era as the world has become more connected with the spread of smart technologies. He also stressed the importance of developing strategies that enable us to maximise the benefits of technology and ensure our readiness to face any challenges it may bring us.
"We have set ourselves firmly on a path of excellence and creativity in the UAE, and today with the launch of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy; we are adding a new achievement to the list of the government's many accomplishments. This proves to the world that the more challenges we face, the more determined we are to achieve the highest excellence," Sheikh Mohammed said.
His Highness called for uniting the efforts of the government and private sector to ensure a secure cyberspace that makes Dubai digitally the safest city in the world.
"We want to harness technology to create a new reality in Dubai and a different life, a new model of development".
The launch of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy comes in line with the technological progress witnessed by the world, the smart transformation witnessed by the emirate of Dubai, and the accompanying challenges and risks that require mobilization of energies in order to achieve the objectives of the plan.
The Dubai Cyber Security Strategy aims to provide integrated protection against the dangers of cyberspace, support for innovation in cyberspace and the growth of the emirate and its economic prosperity.
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