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DESC, IEEE ink MoU to enhance cybersecurity awareness

The Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) UAE Section.

The partnership aligns with one of DESC’s initiatives that supports Dubai’s cyber security strategic plan for innovation, knowledge dissemination and promotion of research and survey culture. The MoU was signed by H.E. Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani, chief executive officer of Dubai Electronic Security Centre, and Dr Essa Basaeed, IEEE UAE Section chair.

Both parties underlined the importance of signing this MoU as a starting point for many joint projects and initiatives aiming to raise the awareness of cyber security, through hosting international events, supporting corporate social responsibility, as well as holding workshops, training courses and conferences.

Furthermore, the MoU aims to strengthen mutual cooperation between both organisations with regards to developing educational materials and programmes on information security, in order to increase the community’s awareness as well as exchanging knowledge and expertise and supporting students projects and activities.

“Building a free and innovative cyberspace will only be achieved by supporting research projects and scientific conferences,” said Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani, CEO of Dubai Electronic Security Centre. He also stressed on the importance of supporting such voluntary organisations which will spread knowledge and awareness across the emirate.

IEEE is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. “Our collaboration with DESC to organise various activities in the field of cyber security reflects our commitment, at IEEE UAE Section, towards contributing to our society,” said Dr Basaeed.

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