Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab to provide its security software and services to government entities.
Under the new partnership, 84 Abu Dhabi-based government entities will have access to Kaspersky security products at competitive rates. Kaspersky will also deliver a series of awareness workshops for government entities on security best practices.
HE Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director-General of ADSIC said: "The enhancement of the information security domain is a key strategic priority for ADSIC in light of rapid digital transformation in order to protect information and data in our capacity as the government entity responsible for developing Abu Dhabi's ICT sector.
"ADSIC is committed to facilitating all necessary requirements through its strategic partnerships with leading members of the ICT private sector to provide our government partners with added value by benefiting from their technical expertise to meet the various needs of Abu Dhabi's e-government. We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Kaspersky Lab, a global company with a strong track record of cybersecurity.
"It is essential for any governmental organisation to serve its customers in a flawless manner and in today's world of constantly evolving cybercrime this is not possible without strong security measures. Therefore, Kaspersky Lab is proud to sign a MoU with Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre that strives to make the Abu Dhabi government more effective and efficient in delivering their services. I believe that this agreement will be beneficial for both sides and I hope it is the beginning of a fruitful long-term cooperation," said Maxim Frolov, Managing Director META, Kaspersky Lab.