DSG discusses info security services
Dubai, December 30, 2013
Dubai Smart Government (DSG) highlighted its latest services and solutions at a workshop on information security services for Dubai government entities recently.
The workshop, which was attended by representatives of information security sector in all Dubai government entities, was aimed at boosting investments in ICT infrastructure development, promoting government performance and achieving a high status within the global knowledge economy, said DSG in a statement.
It complemented the efforts of the DSG to fulfil its obligations after the Information Security Committee adopted the Information Security Regulation, aimed at enhancing information security and protect its technical systems in line with an integrated framework and a unified strategy that will ensure the creation of a secure and reliable environment to preserve government information efficiently as well as maintain customer data privacy.
Ahmed Bin Humaidan, director-general, said: “The introductory workshop addressed major strategic themes to create an integrated digital environment to process government transactions according to the highest standards of security, reliability and transparency. We have adopted the ISR to accelerate the transition towards the smart government model.”
“Our co-operation with two major information security companies, Symantec and Zeroday comes as part of our commitment at DSG to enhance digital security and adopt proactive methodologies to reduce IT-related threats,” he said.
The workshop also shed light on the importance of spreading awareness about information security among government employees and clients and improving the mechanism of notification among government entities about emergency incidents that affect the privacy and confidentiality of data.
Other highlights included initiatives to provide government entities with the information and preventive measures to reduce the risk of information security violations, the security awareness programme and the spread of security information culture among the employees of government entities which is based on the Apprenticeship Training Programme and is to be implemented by early 2014 in co-operation with Zeroday.
The programme includes training selected government groups in Dubai in various aspects relating to processing, management, updating, storing, and transferring of information available to them. - TradeArabia News Service