ADSIC hosts security workshop with Microsoft

Workshop to improve cybersecurity skills of government personnel

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ADSIC hosts security workshop with Microsoft The ADSIC and Microsoft workshop on security was intended to help government entities to protect themselves from cyberattacks.
By  Mark Sutton Published  December 22, 2016

Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC) has held a workshop with Microsoft, to build cybersecurity capabilities among government employees.

The three-day workshop was attended by IT management, CIOs, CISOs, System Administrators, Identity and Security Engineers from more than 35 government entities with the aim of building capacity and increasing awareness on digital risks and threats.

The workshop included presentations and interactive sessions from Microsoft executives and specialists, including sessions on digital risk and threat landscape. Presentations were made by the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, a team of lawyers, investigators and technical experts tasked with combating cybercrime.

Sessions also included building the secure modern enterprise, Windows 10 security, advanced threat analytics, common hacking techniques, and security incident management, which addressed credential theft.

Saeed Al Mansoori, Executive Director of Shared Government Services at ADSIC said: "The workshops with Microsoft provided an opportunity to exchange opinions, insights and advice in regards to the international best practices of information security, in light of the rapidly changing threats faced by the public and private sector in today's world. We would like to thank Microsoft's executives for their valuable contribution which was evident throughout all sessions and segments."

Al Mansoori added: "Interactive workshops are among the best ways to transfer knowledge and enhance awareness, as ADSIC continues to focus on building its partnerships and mutual cooperation with the private sector, while creating effective digital support systems and adhering to the national cyber security policies and standards. This is part of our commitment to improve e-services and protect the interests of our strategic government partners and end-users."

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