The new service is the first UAE-Based Security Data Lake for critical infrastructure
CPX Holding and Huawei are bringing their first cloud solution to the UAE market. A ground-breaking security data lake has been launched at the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) 2023, as part of the ongoing strategic alliance announced a few months ago between CPX and Huawei. The data lake is aimed at protecting valuable critical infrastructure in the UAE from cybersecurity challenges.
Powered by advanced analytics and machine learning from Huawei and CPX’s industry-specific expertise, the new offering enables customers to gain unparalleled visibility into their operations and rapidly respond to mission-critical cyber incidents.
With the expanding threat landscape, protecting operational technology (OT) environments from cybersecurity challenges has become crucial for ensuring the safety and reliability of operations. Cyber incidents on OT systems can cause grave damage, resulting in production downtime, equipment damage and even physical harm to persons. IT leaders often have limited visibility over their organizational data, making security more difficult to control. To counter this, the security data lake service provides a reliable and scalable solution for collecting, storing and analyzing data from OT environments.
Khaled Al Melhi, Chief Executive Officer of CPX, said: “As a leading home-grown provider of cybersecurity services and solutions, we are always striving to launch cutting-edge cybersecuritiy offerings in the region, to help secure the UAE’s critical infrastructure. Through our collaboration with Huawei, we’re now bringing the cloud security data lake to create a fully secure ecosystem of analytics and free data flow across any industry. This will also strengthen our commitment to the UAE’s vision of becoming the leading digital economy.”
Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer, Huawei Middle East & Central Asia, said: “We are thrilled to partner with CPX in order to provide a state-of-the-art service that will help protect the UAE’s valuable infrastructure. At Huawei, cybersecurity and privacy protection are our top priorities. We have been continuously committed to building trust, ensuring privacy protection, maintaining transparency and advocating open collaborations.”
The service is provided from a secure, government-approved cloud offering in the UAE and is designed to protect the most vital sectors including oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, finance and banking, amongst others. It has undergone rigorous testing to ensure the highest levels of security and regulatory compliance for UAE organizations.