TRA signs up Dubai group for digital security
Dubai, October 27, 2010
The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has signed up Dubai-based ISnSC R&D, a leading security consulting firm, to boost its digital security in the UAE.
The Emirati telecom watchdog said the MoU will focus on Government to Business (G2B) and Business to Business (B2B) electronic services.
As per the deal, the ISnSC will provide Dh10 million ($2.72 million) worth of its wide range of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) solutions to entities providing electronic services adhering to or trying to comply with TRA regulations, including The Federal Law No.1 of 2006 on Electronic Commerce and Transactions, the TRA said in a statement.
Mohamed Nasser al Ghanim, TRA director general, said, 'It is committed to digital environment improvement, and improving safety and users’ confidence in everyday operations, through trusted communications and digital transactions.'
'The UAE already has the necessary regulations in place and such co-operation aims to increase user’s awareness and corporate compliance with current regulations,' he added.
Sherif Hazzaa, managing director of ISnSC R&D, said the UAE had always led the PKI efforts in the region and such co-operation would help the implementation and application of the current existing regulations.
'It is not just a technical move - it is also aligned with UAE environmental strategy. Digital Trust will radically reduce our paper consumption and save energy,' he observed.
The MoU focuses on business end-users for online services such as government services, tenders and procurement and corporate banking, the TRA chief said.
'The TRA may also extend the facility line to individual end-users in the future and cover business digital security needs such as authentication, encryption and digital signature,' he stated.-TradeArabia News Service