A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been executed between the Government of Maldives, Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) and Dhiraagu aimed and strengthening cybersecurity in the Maldives.
The MoU was signed after a meeting between President Solih and the senior management of Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) on Friday. The President was accompanied by members of his official delegation and the C.E.O and Managing Director of Dhiraagu, Ismail Rasheed.
The agreement would enable Batelco to work closely with Dhiraagu and the National Centre for Information Technology (NCIT) of the Maldives. The Cybersecurity Services from Beyon Cyber W.L.L. explored under the Cybersecurity MoU with Batelco include Advisory and Consulting Services, Security Engineering Services, Cyber Defense Services, Security Assurance, Cyber Threat Intelligence and threat hunting service and Incident Response Services.
Commenting on the matter, Technology Minister Aminath Shauna said that the agreement would aid support the government’s plans to build capacity and strengthen collaboration with the private sector which is necessary for making cyberspace safer for everyone in the Maldives.
Minister Shauna stressed that cyber security required specialised professionals working with a host of stakeholders from both the private and public sectors across international boundaries.
At the meeting, President Solih extended gratitude to Batelco for its positive contributions to the Maldives’ economy. He also thanked Batelco for its contribution towards achieving the current administration’s goal to lower internet prices. Chairman of Batelco Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said that the company recognises technology as the foundation of any economy, adding the company was proud to sign the MoU during the president’s visit.