Thales launches new cybersecurity hub in Dubai

ThalesThales has launched a new cybersecurity hub in Dubai to drive awareness and implementation of best practice in cybersecurity and innovation in the region

According to recent reports, the Middle East is prone to large-scale cyber attacks, making security in the region a major priority. As businesses continue to extend big data, cloud and mobility, and Internet of Things (IoT) across the entire value chain, from industrial equipment and processes to consumer devices, a more proactive approach needs to be taken to secure critical data and businesses for success.

Thales’ new cyber hub is set to use IoT, big data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity to secure critical data of the customers in the region. The strategy aims at helping customers in the region deliver successful business and digital transformation, both safely and securely.

Through a consultancy-led approach, the cyber hub will utilise established methodologies developed by the group, including, cyber health checks, cyber vulnerability investigations, industrial control and SCADA specific risk assessment, as well as cyber training and simulation and threat intelligence.

The Hub will seek to improve customers’ competitive advantage by providing them more robust cybersecurity protocols and develop opportunities to upskill and build strategic partnerships with other established cyber businesses across the Middle East.

One of the first examples of efforts in this area will be the leveraging of best practices garnered by the Thales 2017 STATION F programme, where the Group supports talented cyber SMEs in their development. These will be incorporated into the hub’s operations, in an effort to embed the hub as an integral part of the local start-up and incubator ecosystem, thus benefitting the Middle East’s digital transformation as a whole.

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