Advance Cyber Shield will Guard the Smart City of Dubai

Dubai is making moves to guarantee its turn to a city which is going to be shielded from digital assaults, a police authority stated on Sunday.

In the upcoming two years Dubai will assemble a digital shield to ensure the data of its citizen will remain safe. The primary target is to keep up the reliability of private data and property. Some space of Dubai is open data that will be given to the public segment and the private sector, that’s why they need to consider arranging this data – so it will be unveiled in general society.

Director General of Smart service at Dubai, Col Khalid Alrazooqi, said at the Safe cities briefing conference, “This will be launched in June. In the future, with all the wi-fi and sensors across the city, one attack can cause the whole city to go down, so we have to be very careful before implementing any service. In the end, we want to make sure all our infrastructure is reliable and secure.”

On the first day of Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference that’s being held in Dubai from April 26, 2015 to April 28, 2015, Alrazooqi was among the main speakers. It is the district’s only huge scale meeting devoted to online security dangers and counter measures.

Alrazooqi said, cyber security strategies differed through the globe.

In Dubai you will find moreover 205 nationalities and the 67% increment in new sorts of malware on mobile phones, security measures are crucial.

Alrazooqi also stated that, “Dubai has a project to connect all government sectors with wi-fi. But we shouldn’t forget the security aspect so we’re working on solving such issues. We have 110 cameras which can detect the plate of wanted cars, 10 new cameras that can detect 360 degrees of traffic around the police car, and 650 external CCTV cameras installed in Dubai and connected to all malls and hotels. We are connected to another 128 CCTV with the Roads and Transport Authority, and there are 6,299 cameras installed in malls.”

The Chief information security officer, Bassam Almaharmeh said, “In 2050, 70 to 75 per cent of the world’s population will be living in cities. We have about 16 billion connected devices to the internet and it is growing to 50 billion by 2020. This generates a lot of raw data so it is obvious that data will be the gold of this era. If you don’t have the expertise, you may not know how to protect your infrastructure and that’s when all the vulnerabilities come in.”

Chief security executive of science and technology in Malaysia, stated that the oil & gas sector needed to be guarded against cyber-attacks however the industry have a lack of experts in the information security field.

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Ali Raza Ali is a freelance journalist, having 5 years of experience in web journalism and marketing. He contributes to various online publications. With a Master degree, now he combines his passions for writing about internet security and technology for SecurityGladiators. When he is not working, he loves traveling and playing games.
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