As a business operating in the UAE, it’s your responsibility to deliver Cybersecurity. A crucial element of this is the practice of defending computers, servers, networks, systems, mobile devices and company data from malicious attacks. There are many key considerations to this task, including:

Secure Configuration

Policies which ensure configuration management, system management, endpoint management, and compliance management must be regularly reviewed with patching performed in order to reduce risk


Network security

It’s best practice to use both a Firewall and an efficient network monitoring system, as well as to ensure any unnecessary connections (both inbound and outbound to various services, objects and networks) are denied. Together, these actions help keep your network secure.

Malware Prevention

Additional security added to devices and services can help protect your UAE business from suspicious activity or trends by detecting, blocking, and quarantining them. You don’t have to rely on a single Antivirus: there are many vendors available who help protect emails, IDS, Firewalls, and more.

Incident Management

You should have a process established in event of an incident. This enables your business to restore service and functionality as quickly as possible with minimal impact.

User Education and Awareness

Users are a key part of your defence and should be trained about cybersecurity and the policies your business has in place to protect them in case of an attack or breach.

Home and mobile working

Ensure your home and mobile workers are on a secured network. This allows for greater control and prevents attacks on vulnerable, insecure networks which aren’t set to business standards.

Managing User Privileges

It’s best practice to grant users the minimal access privileges they need in order to do their jobs. Only administrators should have the highest access privileges.


Monitoring is an approach giving a complete visibility of all systems, services, and outages. It means that issues can be investigated as soon as identified, rather than waiting for them to be reported by the wider business. This ensures the best cybersecurity practices are being followed.

Removable media controls

You can protect your infrastructure by preventing users from being able to use ‘connect and run’ and ‘install or copy data’ from a removable media device as these can contain malware.