DarkMatter was selected from over 2,200 applicants and will assist Dubai Police in the utilisation of big data analytics to help fight crime
ABU DHABI and DUBAI, UAE: PRNewswire: DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces its selection as one of only 30 companies to participate in the Dubai Future Accelerators programme, which is aimed at solving real challenges faced by Dubai government agencies through the use of innovative technologies.
Over 2,200 technology companies from around the world applied to participate in the programme, making it an extremely exacting one to be chosen to be a part of. Having commenced on September 18, 2016, the successful applicants are set to spend 12 weeks developing and testing future technologies for seven Dubai government authorities.
The Dubai Future Accelerators is the world’s largest government-supported accelerator, launched by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Future Foundation. The programme is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and identifies groundbreaking companies from around the world, offering them the opportunity to find and test new solutions to real-life challenges.
The seven government authorities involved in this programme are Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority, Knowledge & Human Development Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and Dubai Holding.
Commenting on DarkMatter’s inclusion in this forward-looking initiative, Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer of DarkMatter said, “It is a phenomenal endorsement for DarkMatter to have been invited to participate in this programme, which affirms our position as a truly pioneering technology company. We also acknowledge the vision of the leadership of Dubai and the UAE to develop initiatives such as this one, which highlights their appreciation that technology innovation will be the solution to many current and future challenges faced by society.“
Faisal Al Bannai added: “Given our unique capability to offer holistic cyber security solutions, we provide the full suite of cyber security services. This includes providing economies of scale to our partners so they can leverage our advanced lab facilities to vet the security of products they intend to deploy. It also means we help our clients build next generation security operation centres, deploy IT infrastructure and equip their workforce with secure communication devices.“
Each of the 30 innovators accepted into the programme has been assigned to different Dubai government authorities with whom they will collaborate on technological challenges facing the city. DarkMatter’s participation in the programme will relate to the provision of big data analytics as a tool to help solve crime given that one of Dubai Police’s challenges is to be able to test integrated behavioural, genetic and biological systems for identifying, tracking and sharing information on criminals that are 10x more accurate and 10x more efficient.
Technological outputs from the programme are set to include cutting edge advances such as driverless cars and 3D printing among others, both being areas in which Dubai is looking to lead the world.
DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape by providing a complete range of state-of-the-art services and solutions to government and enterprise. Our end-to-end expertise extends to:
Governance, Risk and Compliance
We work with public and private entities in all verticals to audit and assess their performance against regulatory standards, helping identify gaps and meet obligations.
Cyber Network Defence
Our elite team of cyber experts, engaged across all competencies and functions, tasked with identifying and responding to the most advanced threats, threat actors, and cyber attacks.
Managed Security Services
We offer a remote monitoring remediation and resolution service that puts the full capabilities and resources of the DarkMatter organisation at the service of our MSS teams. Whether you need a SOC built and operated from scratch or you need assistance in upgrading what you currently have in place, DarkMatter can provide assistance.
Public Key Infrastructure
DarkMatter’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provides consulting to governments on the establishment of national root certificates of trust for countries. This places us in a unique position to understand not only the regulatory environment, but also the broader PKI environment, local players and Certification Authority entities. We also are the only full-service Certification Authority and PKI consultant to be headquartered in the region, and one of only a few to be located outside of North America.
DarkMatter’s Secure Communications Suite protects fixed and mobile voice, video, chat, email, file sharing, data communication, as well as device management across various platforms and operating systems.
Infrastructure and System Integration
This area underpins our professional services offering for governments and corporations, providing applications, services and solutions that ensure our clients remain at the forefront of cyber security.
We offer a comprehensive security suite of services comprising elements of protection for both homes and businesses: The Connected and Secure Home & Office; Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures; Mobile Peace of Mind; and Trusted Hardware supply.
Staffed by global experts and headquartered in the UAE, DarkMatter provides peace of mind through consulting and project implementations that are scalable to clients of any size and that address any domain of cyber security threat or risk. As a trusted partner to governments and critical infrastructure entities, the firm also works with leading global companies operating in the field of electronic and cyber security. DarkMatter’s vision is to secure the future by protecting its technologies.
Agile and innovative, DarkMatter takes a comprehensive approach to helping its clients navigate the complex and ever-evolving world of threat and risk mitigation strategies, tools, policies and systems.