Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) has successfully laid down the basic foundations for enabling ICT in Abu Dhabi, which led to its current evolvement as the new driving force for economic development in the region, observed Oh-Seok Hyun, President of Korean “Knowledge Development Institute (KDI). Hyun was addressing a workshop entitled “UAE – South Korea Expertise Exchange in IT Security” in Abu Dhabi. The workshop was organised in order to develop the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Abu Dhabi.
“This workshop is a single step among several other implementing steps, in application of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed between ADSIC and KDI on December 27, 2009, during the visit of the Korean President, Lee Myng Bak, to UAE,” said, HE Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General of ADSIC.
Al Mansoori added, “We are quite sure that both sides possess necessary skills and know-how that would positively help them reap strong benefits, in a way that ultimately stabilise Abu Dhabi’s e-Government initiative and practices regionally and internationally, within the Information Security Policy framework, which was approved earlier by the Executive Council in 2008, and carried out jointly by ADSIC in cooperation with ADGEs.”
On the other hand, HE. Joong Kyung Choi, Minister of Knowledge Economy, Korea, expressed his pleasure with the rapid developments in the Emirate’s e-Government initiative, and its keenness in exchanging best practices in all fields covered by the Partnership, especially in IT. In his point of view, all these efforts will push UAE towards knowledge-based economy concepts.
The workshop also featured a comprehensive overview of Information Security Program in Abu Dhabi, given by its Manager, Mohamed Karmastaji, highlighted major milestones of the program, its current status, and how it plans for the near future. Both sides then held extensive discussions and exchanged views about mutual concerns, through which many constructive feedbacks were provided.