DEWA organises information security workshop

DEWA hosted information security experts from Estonia to benefit from their experiences and skills

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DEWA organises information security workshop The workshop was held at DEWA's Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, and was attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA and DEWA staff
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 31, 2016

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority hosted a workshop for Estonian information security experts to gain knowledge on cyber risks and threats facing businesses.

The workshop was held at DEWA's Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, and was attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA and DEWA staff.

Al Tayer said: "DEWA is committed to implementing the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve Dubai's plan for sustainable development, by adopting the latest techniques and incorporating them into all its online operations.

"Today's workshop is an opportunity to benefit from the latest practices and updates, in support of DEWA's vision, the rapid growth of the information network, and the world's increasing demand for the Internet. DEWA relies on implementing the most up-to-date criteria necessary to keep abreast of developments in e-services, especially information security."

Al Tayer stressed DEWA's commitment to adopt the best international standards of information security to maintain its position as one of the leading government organisations in Dubai. DEWA is also committed to introducing its employees and teams to the latest security solutions, to tackle different current and future challenges, by enhancing cooperation with the best regional and international information security system organisations.

Moza Al Akraf, CIO of DEWA added: "We understand the importance of dealing immediately with potential security threats, and have established the first cyber defence centre to predict threats ahead of time and conduct any required preventative procedures to protect data, by monitoring our services and technical assets around the clock, handling incidents with care, and limiting the effects of potential threats.

"We organised this workshop and hosted information security experts from Estonia to benefit from their experiences and skills, to provide high-quality, innovative, and highly-efficient services, to achieve the happiness of employees and customers, while exceeding their expectations and needs."

DEWA currently holds the ISO 27001:2013 certification and has embedded SAP's system for risk management to enable further integration, flexibility, integrated reporting and monitoring of operational business risks.

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