Ooredoo and Qatar Central Bank Host Managed Security Event

Doha, – Ooredoo and Qatar Central Bank (QCB) have hosted a development event for Qatar’s leading financial institutions, as the private and public sector comes together to enhance the nation’s online security.

The cybersecurity workshop, which took place at QCB’s new premises in Doha, included a range of presentations on cyber-security issues that were tailored specifically to needs of the financial sector in Qatar.

Security experts from Ooredoo as well as from leading security partners such as Si Consult, Arbor, and Zscaler, participated in the workshop, discussing information security challenges in the financial sector and how businesses can address these effectively.

Abdel Hadi Ahen, Acting Director of Banking, Payments & Settlement Systems Department, Qatar Central Bank, said: “Qatar Central Bank seeks to promote and maintain financial stability in Qatar, and we are working hard to address the new generation of online threats facing the financial sector today. This event provided an important opportunity to outline Qatar’s enhanced security requirements; demonstrate the range and depth of solutions available within the market; and to encourage organisations to work together and share best practice to deliver more effective managed security.” Yousuf Al Kubaisi, COO of Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo is the leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) in Qatar, and we are working with a growing number of companies to help them secure their data and their organisations. In-line with the QCB’s regulations relating to data security and online systems, we are helping our financial sector clients to achieve full compliance and offer the highest level of safety and security for their own and their customers’ information.” During the event, Ooredoo representatives gave a detailed presentation of core solutions for financial companies, and explained how Ooredoo’s cyber-security solutions can enable local financial institutions to comply with QCB’s security requirements.

Ooredoo’s Managed Security Services Provider solutions can be tailored to any company size, from a small broker’s office up to large banks, and includes a security operations centre with 24×7 incident detection response, web security and more.

Source: Qatar News Agency