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ODP launches its Cyber Security Park

11 Nov 2020

The Cyber Security Park is equipped and capable of preventing more than 8,000 cyber attacks faced by various institutions in Oman on a daily basis.

Oman Data Park (ODP) has announced the launch of ‘Cyber Security Park’ ‎as the new business identity of the company’s cybersecurity centre.

Through this unique identity and dedicated resources for cybersecurity, ODP embarks on solidifying its status as the leader in cybersecurity services in Oman as the company continue to provide pioneering ‎and effective smart security solutions to ‎reduce cyber attacks.

ODP’s Cyber Security Park is equipped and is ‎capable of preventing more than 8000 cyber-attacks faced by various institutions in Oman on a daily basis, the company said in a press statement.

The launching ceremony was held under the patronage of H E Dr Ali bin Amer bin Ali al Shidhani, Undersecretary for Communications and Information Technology at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology.

The new identity of ODP’scybersecurity centre boasts of a shield-shaped logo that embodies the five principles of cybersecurity – availability, confidentiality, integrity, accountability and assurance – that the new identity will pursue in all their operations.

Speaking on the occasion, Eng Maqbool al Wahaibi, CEO of ODP said, “The objective behind the new business ‎identity of the cybersecurity centre is to strengthen its role in supporting the efforts ‎of the government and the private sector for ‎digital transformation. The centre will provide leading and effective smart security ‎solutions on which institutions can rely on to reduce cyber attacks.” 

He said, “It will also lead to more awareness among institutions regarding the ‎importance of data storage within the sultanate ‎and understand the risks involved in storing them outside the ‎country. This is in addition to the fact that ‎this step would enhance the capabilities of the centre to attract new technologies using ‎artificial intelligence in the area of security ‎solutions.”

ODP’scybersecurity services have been ‎operational since 2012. It makes it one of the most experienced cybersecurity teams in the ‎sultanate. The company also commissioned a highly qualified and specialisedcybersecurity team in ‎‎2019.

 

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