Khalifa University recently hosted a forum in collaboration with the Defense Services Marketing Council (DSMC), which was designed to engage and educate those involved in the defense, space and security sectors, both public and private, with the goal of raising awareness of cyber-security and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber-incident.
The event was held in Khalifa University's Cyber Operations Centre of Excellence at Abu Dhabi campus, and included members of the faculty, industry leaders and select students.
The event focused on cyber-security education, specifically: developing a cyber-security culture, the effect of education at various levels and how to encourage a cyber-culture from "the cradle to the grave." "Events like this represent an important opportunity for industry and cyber-security leaders to get together to discuss the latest developments in the field, and most importantly, the way to communicate these developments to students, governments and industry," said Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Khalifa University. "Cyber-security is a hot button issue in the UAE and the rest of the world, and Khalifa University is proud to boast a "Master's in Information Security Programme" that is in line with Abu Dhabi's 2030 Vision. We believe that we are creating the cyber-security leaders of the future, and fueling important research, developments and discussions that will impact the study of cyber-security the world over."