Electrical aerospace system provider Thales is launching a cybersecurity hub in the UAE as the region embraces digitization across the supply chain.
The hub will include academics, start-up and experts who will share best practices for customers and businesses in the region.
Pascale Sourisse, Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development with Thales, said "GCC countries, and in particular the UAE, are at the heart of digital transformation.
“As the value chain becomes increasingly digitized, the risk of cyber-attacks is also on the rise.
“The stakes are high and cybersecurity is the critical component in the equation; it must be built into applications to protect businesses and critical infrastructure from the very beginning of the process.
“Through our hub we will work with our customers to bolster their organizations against vulnerabilities and deliver world-class digital transformation safely and securely.”
Thales is one of many companies pushing into a new epoch of trade, having invested billions IoT, big data, AI and cybersecurity technologies.
In a changing world, cybersecurity is increasingly important, especially after several high-profile companies were hit by major hacks in 2017.
Several ports and liners, such as world-leading liner Maersk, were struck by the ‘NotPetya’ attack which immobilized systems and put whole chains of data at risk.