Ministry of Foreign Trade boosts cyber-security

Ministry signs MoU with aeCERT to ensure better protection against hackers and online threats

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Ministry of Foreign Trade boosts cyber-security aeCERT has partnered with the UAE Ministry of Foreign affairs to bolster the Ministry's online security.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 12, 2011

The Ministry of Foreign Trade is implementing the latest aeCERT measures and practices to bolster cybersecurity after signing a MoU with The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT).

"The TRA continues its endeavor to expand its portfolio of governmental entities that signed MoUs to promote their cyber security. The TRA, by doing so, aims to promote this kind of security of governmental entities in a way that protects their data and operations from any possible attacks, hence achieving cyber security in the UAE," said Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, director general of the TRA

The MoU stipulates that aeCERT will work towards bridging all gaps and weak points that might be used by hackers to infiltrate the ministry's data and damage or steal it, as well as providing enhanced cyber-security measures.

The aeCERT will also provide the Ministry with coordination mechanisms for information exchange, provide the ministry with warnings related to cyberspace risks including attacks, viruses, and intrusion, in addition to providing response services to cyber security incidents by aeCERT.

"The UAE is a global commercial hub and destination; therefore, the Ministry of Foreign Trade is one of the country's main interfaces. Enhancing its cyber security is a step towards maintaining the UAE image with respect to international business. We are pleased to sign this agreement today, and we are ready to provide all the necessary expertise we have in order to achieve our goal in protecting our governmental headquarters from cyberspace risks," said Al Ghanim.

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