Dubai Electronic Security Center part of Dubai Digital Authority, is the competent governmental authority responsible for the security of the government information within the Emirate. The role of the Center is to set the Emirate's information security policy and to implement the procedures that are necessary to provide electronic security, as well as to enhance the strategic plans to confront any risks or threats to the government information in coordination with all concerned government authorities.
Digital Dubai was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President & Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, in June 2021 to develop and oversee the implementation of policies and strategies that govern all matters related to Dubai’s information technology, data, digital transformation, and cyber-security.
Digital Dubai brings together the expertise of four entities – Dubai Electronic Security Center, Dubai Statistics Center, Dubai Data Establishment, Smart Dubai Government Establishment, - to ensure the city collaboratively achieves the vision of the city’s leadership to make Dubai a globally leading digital economy.
The entity has been entrusted with four key tasks - accelerate digital transformation of the city through strategic partnerships with governments and private sector entities, increase the Emirate’s digital economy contribution to the city’s GDP, build and develop digital competencies of national talent, and maintain and develop Dubai’s digital wealth whilst accelerating Dubai’s cybersecurity efforts.
The Center’s mission is to safeguard information, communications network and governmental information systems in the Emirate of Dubai in addition to enhancing, adjusting and implementing the necessary methods in the realm of cyber security and raising efficiency by which information is maintained and circulated among the governmental entities in the Emirate.