His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the ‘Dubai Cyber Security Strategy’ that aims to strengthen the emirate’s position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security.
On the launch of the strategy, HH 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, and stressed the importance of developing strategies that ensure Dubai’s readiness to face any challenges it may be presented with.
“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,” he said. “This proves to the world that the more challenges we face, the more determined we are to achieve the highest excellence.”
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,” he added.
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.
The strategy involves the implementation of five main domains: cyber smart nation, innovation, cyber security, cyber resilience, and national and international collaboration.
Two of the core components of the plan are to make Dubai the most secure place to live, while also creating a smart, integrated and connected city. The next phase will witness a number of effective initiatives that will contribute to achieving the strategy’s objectives and providing a secure cyberspace for users, making Dubai’s cyber security experience a global model.