UAE TRA hosts mobile apps security training session

Session witnessed the participation of employees representing various governments
H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, TRA director general and UAE mGovernment director general.
H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, TRA director general and UAE mGovernment director general.

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The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector of the UAE (TRA) has concluded a training session organised by the mGovernment’s Center of Digital Innovation (CoDI).

The training session, held under the theme "Mobile Applications Security: Protecting Information Security in Smart Applications Era", witnessed the participation of employees representing various government.

"Great achievements are always accompanied by greater challenges. The UAE has reinforced its regional leading position in eGovernment and mGovernment services and among the first nations on the global level in this area. With the high penetration rate of the smart devices from corporates and BYOD solutions, the risks of security breaches is increasing significantly, especially when applications on these devices are being used for both business and personal activities. Therefore, it is very important to increase staff awareness on the importance of adopting best practices that ensure the safe use of various programs and applications provided by mobile devices platforms to protect the user from being a victim for electronic attacks or security breaches,” commented H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, TRA director general and UAE mGovernment director general.

“The training session provided an overview on the mobile security space and the security analysis frameworks, in addition to best practices through a mobile toolset aimed at supporting organizations get a quick start into mobile security. The training also focused on the Android platform with a thorough review of the software architecture, security patterns and practices, as well as defensive designs and security threat model“, said Majid Al Madhloum, the head of Centre of Digital Innovations.

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