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Digital resilience is key to enabling digital transformation as it empowers organizations, governments and defense authorities to manage security risks at acceptable levels, said senior Etisalat Digital executives at the recently concluded International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The two-day global event dedicated to homeland security, safety and national resilience at ADNEC highlighted the significance of sharing organizations' digital risks with trusted partners and presented its uniquely positioned portfolio of Digital Security and Defense Solutions. The demonstrations of solutions and theatre sessions at the Etisalat Digital stand included a wide range of innovative offerings covering areas of network security, cybersecurity, security operations, video surveillance, defense and public safety.

During ISNR, Etisalat Digital senior executives were part of interactive discussions moderated by global and regional experts in the industry. Kamran Ahsan, Senior Director, Digital Security Solutions, Etisalat Digital, was a keynote speaker on day 2 of the event. His keynote presentation titled 'Building Digital Resilience, Defending the Digital Nation' highlighted Etisalat Digital's end-to-end value proposition for digital resilience in areas of cybersecurity, physical security, defense and public safety.

The talk identified UAE's incredible potential and progress in digitalization, and shed light on digital risks as one of the major roadblocks in digital growth. Increased dependency on cyber leads to circumstances affecting national defense that demands for digital resilience as a long-term solution. The talk also identified an industry agnostic four-quadrant approach to build and maintain continuous digital security and defense for sustained digital resilience.

Paul Park, Director, Defense, Security & Public Safety, Etisalat Digital, participated in a panel discussion on 'Defining a country's critical infrastructure'. The panel discussion focused on how governments should rate each critical infrastructure (CI); the role of the Center for Protection of National Infrastructure as a guide; the common pitfalls to avoid when categorizing CI; and how does this decision-making process work, who should be involved and how to ensure it evolves over time.

ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 spans the entire scope of homeland security sectors, such as digital crime management, forensics, critical infrastructure protection, border control, policing, counterterrorism, disaster management, ICT and digital security, crime and offender management, and safety and security at major events and crowded places.

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