Tata Communications, the telecom arm of the diversified Tata Group, has set up an advanced cybersecurity response centre in Dubai to strengthen cyber defence, the company said in a stock-exchange filing.
The centre will provide 24-hour cybersecurity services in the Middle East region.
The facility was jointly inaugurated by Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates, and Navdeep Suri, India’s ambassador to the UAE.
The Dubai launch marks Tata Communications’ fourth dedicated security centre, after Chennai, Pune and Singapore.
Through the new centre in Dubai, Tata Communications will offer enterprises and government bodies in the UAE and other GCC countries across the region with cyberattack protection that helps them meet their country’s regulation requirements. These security norms are based on various security frameworks such as Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA), to name a few.
The region’s cybersecurity market is expected to double in the coming year, from $11.38 billion in 2017 to $22.14 billion by 2022, the statement added, citing a Research and Markets 2017 report.
Tata Communications’ cybersecurity offering covers various layers of the information and data stack to ensure end-to-end security with increased visibility across systems and networks. This helps customers through their journey from design to deployment to management, the statement said.
“The adoption of connected digital technologies and applications by consumers, enterprises, and governments is growing at a rapid pace in the Middle East. Therefore, the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy was launched with the aim to provide the UAE with the right tools and services to make it a leading region in terms of cyber security,” said Radwan Moussalli, senior vice president at Tata Communications for Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.