Cyber Security Strategies While Safeguarding Information Systems in Public/Private Sectors

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Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Many private and public organizations in the UAE and around the world are facing challenges in protecting their information and systems from external cyber-attacks due to the increase in the usage of computer networks within worldwide businesses. The objective of this research study is to explore the strategies that are implemented by the public and private sectors in the UAE to safeguard their data and information systems from cyber-attacks. The findings of the study indicated that public organizations in the UAE do have effective strategies in place to safeguard their information and systems against any cyber-attacks. These strategies include providing adequate training to their employees to create awareness among them and developing robust cyber security strategies in line with the UAE National Cyber Security strategy framework. Public and some private organizations are vigilant in assessing, identifying, and mitigating cyber security risks and threats through well-designed organizational strategies. The research also concludes that protecting the information system can reduce cyber threats and can lead to improved business practices. The findings of this study will lay the foundations for other private and public sectors to use them in their organizational practices, which will help them to decrease the data breaches, and protect their company and customers’ confidential data, thereby reducing the cost and risk of cyber-attacks. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
This work is not available in the CUD collection. The version of the scholarly record of this work is published in Communications in Computer and Information Science (2022), available online at:
Cyber security, Cyber-attacks, Information systems, IT governance, UAE organizations
Al Mehairi, A., Zgheib, R., Abdellatif, T.M., & Conchon, E. (2022). Cyber Security Strategies While Safeguarding Information Systems in Public/Private Sectors. In F. Ortiz-Rodríguez, S. Tiwari, MA Sicilia, & A. Nikiforova (Eds), Electronic Governance with Emerging Technologies. EGETC 2022. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1666 (pp. 49-63) . Springer, Cham.