LogRhythm partners with The Cyber Security Council of the United Arab Emirates

LogRhythm partners with The Cyber Security Council of the United Arab Emirates

It has been chosen by UAE’s Cyber Security Council to present to the Organization of The Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Teams (OIC-CERT) on cybersecurity monitoring and threat mitigation

Dubai, UAE, March 9th, 2021 – LogRhythm, the company powering today’s security operations centers (SOCs), has been chosen by the United Arab Emirates’ Cyber Security Council to provide advice and recommendations for cybersecurity monitoring and threat mitigation. LogRhythm shared its cybersecurity insights with the Organization of The Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Teams (OIC-CERT). Cyber Security Council selected LogRhythm for its technology leadership and vision for the future of cybersecurity.

A virtual event was held on February 23, 2021, to benefit the OIC-CERT’s more than 40 members from across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Founded in 2005, OIC-CERT’s mission is to develop cybersecurity capabilities to mitigate cyber threats by leveraging global collaboration. Representatives from Cyber Security Council and LogRhythm provided keynote speeches followed by a technical session led by LogRhythm’s security engineers based in Dubai, covering next-generation SOCs. The session included a live demo on detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats in real time.

“This is the result of the partnership between The Cyber Security Council and LogRhythm and to be working in collaboration to share insights that will benefit CERTs across the globe. At LogRhythm, we believe in collaborating across the entire value chain, from regulatory authorities through to organizations and end users. Cyber Security Council has demonstrated its leadership and vision for cybersecurity and taken a proactive approach to securing the future of the UAE. Together, we will share our thoughts on security-first strategies and creating a secure foundation for innovation,” said Mazen A. Dohaji, Vice President, India, Middle East, Turkey & Africa (iMETA) at LogRhythm. “We are grateful for this opportunity and want to thank Cyber Security Council for recognizing our work locally in the Middle East and around the world.”

Cyber Security Council initiatives aim to ensure society’s safety and enhance happiness and wellbeing. It sits on the board of the OIC-CERT and is the driver behind the United Arab Emirates Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) initiative.

“The government of the UAE has prioritized cybersecurity to ensure that its citizens are able to benefit from secure and safe online experiences. We are committed to supporting private and public sector organizations with insights, initiatives and best practice that enables them to innovate, embrace digitalization and grow,” said Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti head of Cyber Security Council. “Our collaboration with LogRhythm is focused on mitigating cyber threats in real time before they can impact business performance or the happiness of citizens. We are excited to share our approach with the OIC-CERT and benefit from LogRhythm’s expertise.”

LogRhythm is a world leader in NextGen SIEM, empowering organizations on six continents to successfully reduce risk by rapidly detecting, responding to and neutralizing cyberthreats. LogRhythm’s comprehensive platform with the latest security functionality, combines security analytics; network detection and response (NDR); user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA); and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) in a single end-to-end solution. Over the past five years, it has grown to encompass multiple teams in Egypt, Jordan, the KSA, Lebanon and the UAE. It serves 200 customers across the region, with a key focus on the public sector, financial services, legal and energy and utilities.


About LogRhythm

LogRhythm helps security teams stop breaches by turning disconnected data and signals into trustworthy insights. From connecting the dots across diverse log and threat intelligence sources to using sophisticated machine learning that spots suspicious anomalies in network traffic and user behavior, LogRhythm accurately pinpoints cyberthreats and empowers professionals to respond with speed and efficiency.

With cloud-native and self-hosted deployment flexibility, out-of-the-box integrations, and advisory services, LogRhythm makes it easy to realize value quickly and adapt to an ever-evolving threat landscape. Together, LogRhythm and our customers confidently monitor, detect, investigate, and respond to cyberattacks. Learn more at logrhythm.com.

About Cyber Security Council

In November 2020, the UAE Cabinet agreed to establish the UAE Cybersecurity Council with the aim of developing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and creating a safe and strong cyber infrastructure in the UAE.

The council will be chaired by the Head of Cyber Security for the UAE Government and will contribute to creating a legal and regulatory framework that covers all types of cybercrimes, securing existing and emerging technologies and establishing a robust ‘National Cyber Incident Response Plan’ to enable swift and coordinated response to cyber incidents in the country. 


OIC-CERT is the Computer Emergency Response Team for Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries.

OIC-CERT mission is to encourage all OIC Member States to take the necessary measures, to encourage their national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to collaborate with the OIC-CERT, which will be dedicated to providing support and responding to computer security incidents.



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