Etisalat Digital and CyberSponse Join Hands for Digital Security

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Etisalat Digital and CyberSponse, a leading provider of automated incident response (IR) solutions for cyber security threat management, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver advanced digital security solutions in the UAE.

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We are pleased to partner with CyberSponse for developing advanced digital security solutions, minimizing the risk of digital exposure or failure on IT, IoT and ICS infrastructures.

Etisalat Digital and CyberSponse, a leading provider of automated incident response (IR) solutions for cyber security threat management, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver advanced digital security solutions in the UAE.

The MoU was signed by Abdulla Al Mana, General Manager, Etisalat - Dubai and Abhishek Narula, CyberSponse Director of Engineering. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Dubai Future Foundation, attended the ceremony.

The strategic agreement was signed at the end of the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme where Etisalat Digital Security challenged innovators to reduce digital risks in the UAE by 50 percent in the coming five years by building and delivering cutting edge digital security solutions focusing on areas of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security, Internet of Things (IoT) security and Incident Response (IR).
The Etisalat Digital and CyberSponse collaboration will facilitate in accelerating automation and orchestration of security operations within the UAE, in an effort to improve digital security incident response for robust resilience.

Francisco Salcedo, Senior Vice President, Etisalat Digital, said: "We are pleased to partner with CyberSponse for developing advanced digital security solutions, minimizing the risk of digital exposure or failure on IT, IoT and ICS infrastructures. This collaboration is in line with Etisalat Digital's long-term objectives to continuously foster Open Innovation, manage digital security risks and support the UAE leadership's objectives in enabling digital transformation in the country."
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About CyberSponse
CyberSponse is an automated orchestration engine that fills the gap between automation-only and human dependent security platforms. The CyberSponse Operations Platform permits automation of security tools within an incident management console for easy use and rapid deployment.

About Etisalat
Etisalat Group is one of the world's leading telecom groups in emerging markets. Etisalat's current market cap is over AED 156 billion (42.5 billion USD). With reported net revenues of AED 52.4 billion and net profit of AED 8.4 billion for 2016, Etisalat ranks amongst the most profitable telecom groups in the world. Its high credit ratings at AA-/Aa3 reflect the company's strong balance sheet and proven long-term performance.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat was established four decades ago in the UAE as the country's first telecommunications service provider. An international blue-chip organisation, Etisalat Group provides innovative solutions and services to 140 million subscribers in 16 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Press release issued by Corporate Communication Department - Etisalat
For further media information:
Nancy Sudheer,
Corporate Communications - Etisalat
Tel +971 2 6184860, Mobile +971 50 7055290
Email nsudheer(at)etisalat.ae

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