Oman Data Park signs agreement to reduce cyber security risk for public and private entities – Times of Oman




Muscat: Oman Data Park (ODP) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Omani-British company Crossword Cybersecurity, to provide services that contribute to reducing cyber security risk for public and private entities and enhance the protection of the cyber security structure of sensitive information in Oman.
The agreement aims at adding more security measures to secure the data hosting process for the institutions and companies, enhance its protection from the danger of third parties such as suppliers and other parties, and ascertain funding sources, verifying suspicions of money laundering.

The agreement was signed by Eng. Maqbool Al-Wahaibi, CEO of Oman Data Park (ODP) and Stuart Jubb, the group managing director of  Crossword Cybersecurity.
Commenting on this event, Engineer Maqbool bin Ali Al Wahaibi, CEO of Oman Data Park Company, stated: “We are pleased to sign a partnership agreement with an international company such as Crossword, to transfer technology related to cyber security to ensure the protection of the sensitive data of government entities and private companies in the Sultanate of Oman, in particular, combating against external attacks that targeting some public and private companies where they are penetrating their devices and affecting their data and incurring heavy losses for them.”
Maqbool added, “We delight to call on government agencies and companies to take advantage of high-tech services to bridge the gap in the areas of cyber security information sharing.”.
For his part, Khalid bin Ali Al Maskari, Director of Development at Crossword Cybersecurity said, “Signing an agreement with Oman Data is considered as  a strategic step to set  a cyber-security plan at the regional level, while this  agreement allows expanding cyber security services and enhances the skills of national cadres with professional experiences.”
Al Maskari added, This agreement provides a quantum leap in providing various services in the Sultanate of Oman through Oman Data Park, to government agencies and companies, aiming to secure their sensitive data and information, as well as exchanging experiences with reputable international companies in the field of cyber security, such as Crossword  Cybersecurity in the United Kingdom.”
Crossword, a British global company in the field of cyber security solutions, vision is to partner with organizations to keep them secure in the digital world.
Crossword offers a range of cyber security solutions to help companies understand and reduce cyber security risk, through a combination of experts, processes and technology, in the form of an experienced consulting team, managed services and products.
Crossword’s areas of emphasis are cyber security strategy and risk, supply chain cyber, threat detection and response, and digital identity.
The company works closely with UK universities, while its products and services are often powered by academic research-driven insights.
As for ODP, the company has greatly contributed to providing an all-in-one solution of computing, cloud computing services, data storage, networking, as well as web hosting and network security services., while it has an advanced virtual data centre in the field of cyber security – Syber Security Park, with a world-class level of quality, which helped the beneficiaries of its services to save up to 55% on the total cost of ownership compared to traditional data centres.
The services of  Oman Data Park are characterised by their being based on rooted standards that are compatible with local and international requirements in their field of work, as well as being professionally managed and supported by a team of highly qualified and professionally accredited experts.
The services provided by ODP, through its Cyber Security Park and through its capabilities in the field of hosting and cloud services, have enhanced the capabilities of many economic and commercial sectors, such as banking, financial services, oil and gas, logistics and other commercial and economic activities, to serve governmental and non-governmental institutions.  
It is noteworthy that ODP, the Sultanate’s first managed cyber security and cloud services provider, plays an integral role in supporting the digital transformation of Oman, through their offering of an all-in-one solution of computing, cloud computing, data storage, networking, web hosting and network security services. ODP also offers the Sultanate’s first Artificial Intelligence ready cloud infrastructure – Nebula AI powered by Nvidia.

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