TRA foils more than 1000 cyber attacks in 2016

UAE – The Computer Emergency Readiness Team (aeCERT) of the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) successfully foiled 1,054 cyber attacks in 2016.

”The cyber attacks sought to deface and block government websites, including denial of service, hacking, deception, fraud, and identity and document theft,” said Eng. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director of TRA’s Policy and Programs Department, in a media statement.

He noted that private companies were the most vulnerable to such attacks, registering 510 attacks targeted at them, followed by 463 against government entities.

aeCERT conducts several workshops under its advisory, education and awareness services. These workshops emphasise its role in spreading information security awareness across the corporate level and the role of the employees in protecting their organisation. The workshops under the information security awareness campaign cover a wide range of topics, including social media, social engineering, email security and computer protection.