All 6 states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have achieved a lot in terms of digital innovation during the last decade. However, this left them vulnerable to an increasing range of cyber threats.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at the state of cybersecurity in the United Arab Emirates. The country's government significantly invests in cybersecurity but doesn't always manage to evenly implement all the measures making local companies less resilient against large-scale cyber incidents.
The United Arab Emirates was ranked
fifth in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020, jumping 33 places, compared to the previous report. However, it was not always like that. The UAE had to step up their game though since cyberattacks increased
over 190% after the world has gone remote. Still, the UAE suffers
badly from ransomware attacks - numerous businesses paid more than $1,4 million in ransom, with 42% of them having to close down after the incident and 90% being attacked again.
We have found the top 10 cybersecurity breaches in the United Arab Emirates to learn from and spring back to the top as the country did.