MOTC Concludes Workshop on its Framework Agreement with Microsoft

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), in cooperation with Microsoft, concluded a training workshop for government entities to present mechanisms to assess the use of best practices to secure Microsoft software and platforms under the framework agreement signed with them.

The workshop dealt with the results of the evaluation conducted by MOTC in association with Microsoft experts in more than thirty ministries and government institutions over the past months. It also covered how to address and avoid information security threats through enabling Microsoft security controls and features.

The workshop also shed light on the fast-paced world of sophisticated information system threats, attacks and data breaches and how to detect and recover proactively.

MR. Khalid Al Hashmi, Assistant Undersecretary of Cyber Security at MOTC, said: Engaging the private sector in enhancing supply chain security is highly important as part of Qatar’s efforts to raise government entities’ information security efficiency. MOTC, through its framework agreements with major global technology companies, deploys the latest technologies and technical services to make the most out of world’s advanced software. It also provides training and awareness campaigns to technical specialists working at government entities to raise their information security expertise,.

Source: Government of Qatar