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Dubai Cyber Security Strategy
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, with the attendance of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Chairman of the Executive Council, and His Highness Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, launched the "Dubai Cyber Security Strategy" that aims to strengthen Dubai's position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security.

His Highness called for unifying the efforts of governmental and private institutions and individuals to provide a secure cyber space and to make Dubai the safest electronic city in the world.

The plan focuses on five main domains; the first is the cyber smart nation which aims to raise public awareness on the importance of cyber security, ensuring building a society that is fully aware of the dangers of cybercrime, as well as developing the skills and capabilities required to manage cyber security risks among government and private institutions and individuals in Dubai.

The second domain is concerned with innovation in the field of cyber security, and the establishment of a secure and safe cyberspace characterized by freedom and justice, so as it encourages innovation in Dubai.

The objective of the third domain is to build a secure cyberspace "Cyber Security" by establishing controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of data.

The fourth domain will focus on maintaining the flexibility of the cyberspace "Cyber Resilience" and ensuring the continuity and availability of IT systems in cyberspace. These objectives can only be achieved through the national and international collaboration among different sectors, and thus, the fifth domain is concerned with this aspect.

The next phase will witness number of effective initiatives that will contribute to achieving the strategy's objectives and providing a secure cyberspace for users, making Dubai's cyber security experience a global model.

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