Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has held the ‘Cyber Defense Challenge’, in partnership with Trend Micro, to strengthen the protection of servers and hybrid cloud data centres operated by organisations in Abu Dhabi.
The initiative comes in line with ADDA’s strategy to collaborate with the private sector and enhance cybersecurity which is one of the main pillars of Abu Dhabi’s Digital Transformation agenda.
ADDA and Trend Micro have signed a MoU to adopt the latest cybersecurity solutions and conduct a series of awareness workshops for IT government employees.
ADDA implements a common security transformation framework for all Abu Dhabi government entities.
The Cyber Defense Challenge seeks to support the technical infrastructure and cyber ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The one-day hands-on workshop led IT professionals to experience simulated cyberattacks and adopt a ‘think like a hacker’ approach.
Mohamed Geyath, Executive Director- Information Security Operation Sector, ADDA, said: “Abu Dhabi Digital Authority continues to engage in initiatives that increase the IT protection of the Emirate and the country’s digital infrastructure, systems and data. The Cyber Defense Challenge is one of the strategies that ADDA supports and promotes to help strengthen our security capabilities following innovative solutions and training, and thereby enhancing the skills of our human capital.”
The workshop saw major participation from the public sector, including Chief Information Security Officers, security architects, infrastructure engineers and DevOps.