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ZonesCorp signs aeCERT for security services

aeCERT to provide cybersecurity services to protect industrial zone operator

Security, including cybersecurity, is of paramount importance to ZonesCorp, says Al Khyeli.
Security, including cybersecurity, is of paramount importance to ZonesCorp, says Al Khyeli.

Abu Dhabi's Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) has appointed aeCERT to provide cybersecurity services.

ZonesCorp signed an MoU with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, the parent organization of the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), for consultancy and services to help protect against security threats.

Under the MoU, aeCERT will provide ZonesCorp with consultation on how to better protect its data against online attacks, conduct comprehensive risk analysis, provide education and training for ZC personnel and provide alerts on real time threats and appropriate response measures.

ZonesCorp develops purpose-built industrial zones in the UAE, overseeing Industrial City of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Industrial City, along with worker's accommodation facilities.

HE Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said: "Given the ultra-reliance on telecommunications and IT in today's business environment, there is an ever present cyber security risk. The TRA and aeCERT adopts the latest and most sophisticated methods to ward off these risks or minimize them in order to ensure a healthy environment throughout the country. We are working in collaboration with ZonesCorp and a number of other specialized UAE institutions & authorities, to ensure that they have the highest levels cyber security across all their operations. This is an integral part of our strategic goal maintaining our national security. The Authority will be working closely with ZonesCorp to ensure quality and continuity of information and communications, to maintain the confidentiality of information and securing against any potential cyberattacks."

HE Saeed Eisa Mohammed Al Khyeli, Director General of ZonesCorp commented: "We welcome this initiative which is an important step in ensuring the integrity of our IT systems and business continuity. ZonesCorp houses hundreds of important companies from all over the world in its industrial zones and maintaining security in all areas of it operations is of paramount importance. More widely this initiative is in line with the directives of our wise leadership and is part of the transition to e-government which is improving the efficiency and quality of government services as well as helping to achieve its overall vision to be among the best five governments in the world. Naturally a key element of this transition is to ensure the security and confidentiality of government services and information using the most sophisticated and secure technology available."