UAE Banks Federation committed to bolstering cybersecurity
UAE Banks Federation, the sole representative and unified voice of UAE banks, has reiterated its commitment to supporting efforts that enhance secure and smooth banking experience, in particular, initiatives related to cybersecurity that constitute an essential shield against cyber threats
This commitment follows the UAE Banks Federation’s participation in the 3rd Cybersecurity Conclave as a strategic partner.
The event was organised by the UAE Cybersecurity Council, Dubai Electronic Security Centre, and the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai City
The event saw the Federation’s efforts in developing the banking and financial sector being recognised with the Excellence in Banking Sector Service Award.
The award was presented by Dr Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity of the UAE Government to Jamal Saleh, Director General of UAE Banks Federation (featured image).
This award reflects the IT community’s appreciation of the contributions made by the UAE Banks Federation in supporting the digital transformation of the banking sector and protecting the industry from the risks of cyberattacks, which has helped strengthen the UAE’s position as a global financial and banking hub, as well as in boosting customer confidence in the UAE banking sector.
More than 200 government officials, cybersecurity experts and executives from the banking, finance and other vital economic sectors attended the specialised conference to discuss current challenges in cybersecurity, trends and development opportunities in the field.
The UAE is one of the most prominent countries in digital transformation. It is encouraging investment in cybersecurity to improve its cyber defences and protect its digital infrastructure, especially given the increasing reliance on digital technologies in various sectors.
Dr Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Jamal Saleh; Sultan Al Owais, Director of Smart Services at the Prime Minister’s Office; Dr Aloysius Cheang, President of Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection and Chief Security Officer for Huawei Middle East & Central Asia; and Olivier Busolini, Head of Information Security at Mashreq Bank, delivered keynote speeches at the conference.