DEWA signs MoU with Dubai Electronic Security Center

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC). The MoU was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and HE Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani, Executive Director of the Dubai Electronic Center.

The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation in cyber security, jointly-evaluate existing energy technologies that meet the objectives of both DEWA and DESC, expand cooperation with regards to security management practices, encourage the sharing of data related to internal technical projects and activities, and take advantage of the Future Intelligence Labs; to ensure readiness against potential information security threats and risks. The MoU will develop joint initiatives for major energy security technology research, and develop skills within DEWA and DESC through training, and the exchange of knowledge and expertise.

Al Tayer noted that the MoU reflects the strategic relationship between DEWA and DESC, and the commitment of both organisations to work together to implement the best security practices. This will enhance services and support the sustainable development of Dubai.

“DEWA adopts the latest technological solutions and systems and is committed to promoting partnerships and cooperation with local and international public and private organisations.

This contributes to DEWA enhancing its operations to meet the highest levels of reliability. DEWA’s cooperation with the Dubai Electronic Security Center supports our efforts to achieve the objectives of the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai the safest, most effective and influential city, and DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable innovative world class utility,” said Al Tayer.

Al Shaibani underlined the importance of signing the MoU with DEWA to exchange expertise, cooperate, and share knowledge. This will achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Rule of Dubai, to work as one team. Al Shaibani emphasised DESC’s commitment to providing full support to all organisations in Dubai and driving smart electronic security and shaping the future. The centre also supports and enables innovation in Dubai to make it the smartest and the safest, electronically.

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