ADSIC holds security workshops for government

Workshops held to brief Abu Dhabi government entities on security policy and protection

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ADSIC holds security workshops for government The cybersecurity workshops were held with NESA to help government entities to ensure adherence to best practices, says Al Mansoori.
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 10, 2016

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC) has conducted a set of cybersecurity workshops for 52 government entities, to reinforce security practices.

The workshops, held in co-operation with the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), were intended to brief the government agencies on standards and best practice in cybersecurity.

The series of workshops were conducted in accordance with the General Secretariat of the Executive Council (GSEC) decision that required all entities to develop and formulate information security plans in coordination with ADSIC. The workshops included several in-depth presentations on the implementation of information assurance standards in the UAE, critical information infrastructure protection, and information security program plan.

The workshops also included strategy and planning for the entities, information security risk management, communication process among the government entities and roles and responsibilities of ADSIC's strategic partners in Abu Dhabi.

HE Rashid Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General of ADSIC said: "ADSIC recently conducted a series of workshops for government entities which mainly focused on the transition from Abu Dhabi Government cyber security standards to national cyber security standards.  During the workshop, the IS standards of ADSIC and its government partners were discussed and analyzed to ensure their compliance with UAE cyber standards, given their critical role  in the framework of the national Cybersecurity Strategy. We would like also to express our gratitude to NESA for cooperating and joining hands with ADSIC to conduct these workshops."

Al Mansoori also highlighted ADSIC's work to implement policies to protect data and ensure the security of government organisations.

Furthermore, discussions on other key topics in the workshops included Strategy and Planning for the entities, Information Security Risk Management, Communication process among the government entities and roles and responsibilities of its strategic partners in Abu Dhabi.

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