February 29, 2024

UAEs digitalized borders secured with Etisalat-Microsoft Alliance


Etisalat recently announced forging alliance along with Microsoft, its digitalized Crime Cell/unit (DCU) under the guidance of UAEs Cyber Security Council. This move is in tandem for empowering, boosting secured means for UAEs digitalized borders as well as infrastructure from mitigating the threats involved, with a swiftly-tracked demand for a fool proof threat intelligence unit.

The firm claimed that this alliance will pave way for a whole knit cyber security platform leveraging the Etisalat’s native network visibility alongside in tandem the Microsoft’s global threat intelligence feeds, determined upon detecting specific cyberthreats and actors relevant to the Emirates.

Both the firms in tandem reported that this alliance will be aiding, improving out the Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) to categorize, examine, disruption of the malware-enabled cybercrime. It will also aid in having a nation-state-sponsored movement by directing a unique legal-technical solutions.

Statement from Ayman A Alshehi, Vice President, Network Security, Etisalat

Vice President, Network Security, Etisalat, Ayman A Alshehi, stated out that, “With a large part of the customer base operating online, strong network security has become a business necessity for the telecommunication sector.”

He further added on that, “We align with the UAE Vision 2030 and “Project of the 50” that propel design and execution of digital projects based on need and sustainability. Microsoft’s DCU supports our views and champions this partnership to adopt a strategy that would help the UAE protect digital borders and enhance the country’s cyber defences. This is an opportunity to leverage their data security and derive further insights from our scaling capabilities to aid enterprises of any size to counter cyber threats today. This digital transformation approach significantly positions cybersecurity at the epicentre of its journey.”

Statement from Microsoft UAEs Regional Director, Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG), Naim Yazbeck

Microsoft UAEs Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG), Regional Director, Naim Yazbeck, stated out that, “Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) is an international team of technical, legal and business experts that has been fighting cybercrime to protect victims since 2008.”

He further added out that, “This partnership ensures organisations can secure workloads and guarantee compliance so that companies can grow their business without worrying about security issues. Together with Etisalat, we shall protect the UAE’s enterprises as they build more competitive business operations in the cloud.”

Both the firms stated out that, with the cyber risk systems are getting merged, the swiftness, storage prospects necessitated are endless. This alliance will empower out Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) to share cyber intelligence in real time with Etisalat with a sight to eliminate malware and harmful programs.

Etisalat stated out that, it will be contributing towards a better networking domain knowledge for hindering out harmful content, in turn notifying the impacted entities in the nation of potential threats, attempts of cybercrime.

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