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Sharjah's Department of eGovernment selects EVOTEQ for improved cybersecurity

Department of eGovernment (DeG), the government entity supporting the digital transformation vision of Sharjah, has signed an agreement with EVOTEQ to deploy its global experience and expertise in cyberspace.

EVOTEQ will assist DeG in providing local government entities with improved cyber defense capabilities, enabling public sectors to address cybersecurity issues in their networks and prevent any breaches. 

Commenting on the partnership, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Qassimi – Director General of DeG, said: “At DeG, we implement comprehensive information and communications technology (ICT) strategies and services that are aligned with the vision of Sharjah's leadership to bring happiness and elevate the standards of living of our citizens and residents. EVOTEQ is fully capable of helping us fast-track our efforts as it is a leading digital transformation catalyst with the capability of empowering smarter societies. More than anything, our ties reflect the significance of collaborative efforts to pursue mutually supportive projects for further development of our society.”

Both parties also agreed to work together to explore, promote, and develop potential collaboration opportunities and joint projects related to the provision of cybersecurity tools and solutions including security event detection and response, cyber consultancy and assessment services, and critical infrastructure protection.

Jihad Tayara, CEO of EVOTEQ, said: “Our approach in safeguarding Sharjah's vital assets necessitates the implementation of baseline assessments and cloud security, as well as the rollout of critical infrastructure protection capabilities. At the heart of our strategy is a 'Security Operations Centre'. At the centre, highly-skilled cyber professionals will monitor security-related events using the latest technology to allow for rapid response to cyberattacks.”

By providing secure and high-tech systems, DeG seeks to achieve efficiency and transparency between the citizens and the Sharjah Government.

“We will leverage our unique pool of cyber resources and capabilities as we work closely with DeG to not only help protect the emirate's critical infrastructure but also ensure that it can pursue its digital transformation initiatives faster and more securely,” Jihad added.

Through its innovative and transformative digital solutions, EVOTEQ is helping governments and large enterprises across the region to improve performance, increase efficiency, make better decisions, and create a meaningful impact on people's lives.