DEWA launches cyber defence centre

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has become the first government organisation in Dubai to launch a cyber defence cDEWA launches cyber defence centreentre.

DEWA chief executive Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “DEWA is constantly working to transform Dubai into a role model for smart cities, by adopting the best information security practices, which is a vital pillar in the development of smart cities.

Marwan Bin Haider, executive vice-president of Innovation and the Future at DEWA, added that the company “understands the importance of immediately dealing with potential security threats that can affect smart cities. DEWA established the 24/7 cyber defence centre to predict potential threats, and ensure that preventive measures are in place to protect our data, by monitoring our services and technical assets around the clock.”

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