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Dubai Smart Government wins top information security award

Achievement is part of Dubai Smart Government's quest to enhance customer confidence in smart services

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has achieved a further milestone by winning the information security award in the category of “Best Information Security Program Implementation” in the field of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for online and Smartphone payment services (ePay and mPay). The award was given by the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC 2015) in its 3rd edition, and received by Mira Sultan, Director of Information Security Department at DSG.

The award followed DSG’s success in meeting all the requirements and compliance with applicable practices and standards for payment card data protection under the scope of the electronic payment services. This includes operational procedures, HR and technological resources with the aim of ensuring the highest levels of confidentiality for ePayment card operations and enhancing the protection of card owners through a fully equipped and secure infrastructure. Compliance with the standard is checked regularly.

H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, DSG Director General, said: “As part of its strategy, DSG is keen on abiding by the highest information security standards, this being one of the most important factors that we always take into account in all our services in line with the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to shift to smart government and ensure the provision smart services of high reliability that bring happiness to customers and meet their satisfaction.”

Bin Humaidan added: “Winning the information security award shows our keenness on promoting the optimum implementation of our information technology projects and electronic security applications. It also reflects how far we are committed to applying international information security standards to improve the performance of services in general. The award is endorses the quality of the services provided to customers and hence enhances the confidence of our customers in our smart services”.

Bin Humaidan concluded that the award was related not only with how to build information technology services in DSG but also with the ongoing procedures taken by the competent teams to continually develop, upgrade, manage and document these services a manner that ensures sustainable round-the-clock provision of services to customers in the best and speediest way possible.