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Dubai- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai launched on Wednesday the “Dubai Cyber Security Strategy”, which aims at strengthening the emirate’s electronic security of information and data systems.

The new strategy will be applied in all government and private agencies and will allow individuals to enjoy the safe use of technology.

Dubai Electronic Security Center – the body in charge with implementing the strategy – will cooperate with the different government agencies in the emirate to guarantee the upgrade of the level of electronic security and the adoption of precautionary measures to ensure that information security systems are in line with international standards.

The new strategy targets five main domains, including the cyber smart nation, innovation, cyber security, cyber resilience, and national and international collaboration.

In remarks on the occasion, Sheikh Mohammed urged government and private sector institutions to work together to ensure the achievement of a secure cyberspace.

“We want to harness technology to create a new reality in Dubai and a different life, a new model of development,” he stated.

He added that cyber security represents an essential requirement in the digital era, as the world has become more interconnected with the spread of smart technologies.

The Dubai ruler underlined the importance of modern strategies that enable the UAE to maximize the benefits of technology and ensure the nation’s readiness to face any challenges it may bring.