September 10, 2018

Tata Communications launches cybersecurity response centre

The response centre, based in Dubai, seeks to protect enterprises and government bodies in the UAE as well as other GCC countries from virus attacks.

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Telecom giant Tata Communications have launched a cybersecurity response centre in Dubai to protect enterprises and government bodies in the UAE and other GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) countries from virus and malware attacks. This response centre is Tata Comm’s fourth dedicated security centre after Pune, Chennai and Singapore.

According to Tata Comm., the frequency of cyber attacks worldwide has increased on a daily basis in UAE and other Gulf countries. They claim that hackers and cyber thieves are finding different ways to penetrate security boundaries drawn by businesses and enterprises of the Middle East.

By launching a security response centre in Dubai, Tata Comm. will be protecting enterprises and government agencies in the whole of the Middle East from virus, malware and phishing attacks. They claim that with this centre, customers in the region will be able to stay one step ahead of the evolving cyber threats in the region.

The telecom giant says that this newly built response centre will comply with the stringent security regulations of all GCC countries. They also say that this centre, which is one of the first of its kind in the Middle East, is equipped with facilities and the latest technologies that meet international standards.

Speaking about the cybersecurity response centre in detail, Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, UAE, commented:

As data and operations become increasingly digitized in the UAE and the wider region, cybersecurity has become even more paramount now, and collaboration with global leaders in this area is one step forward to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Tata Comm. are excited with the launch of this centre and are looking forward towards serving the Middle East market. Radwan Moussalli, Senior VP (Middle East, Central Asia and Africa) at Tata Communications, commented:

The adoption of connected digital technologies and applications by consumers, enterprises, and governments is growing at a rapid pace in the Middle East. Therefore, the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy was launched with the aim to provide the UAE with the right tools and services to make it a leading region in terms of cybersecurity.

The cybersecurity market in the Middle East really looks promising after big players like Tata Communications and Alibaba, who are setting up a new data hub for cloud protection, foraying into the region. It will be interesting to witness the turn of events in the IT security market of the Middle East.