• 07 October 2022
    Government of Maldives signs a MoU with Batelco and Dhiraagu to strengthen cyber security in the Maldives

    As part of the ongoing State Visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain by H.E. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of Maldives, Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) and Dhiraagu to provide expertise and support in enhancing cyber security in the Maldives.

    Under this MoU, National Centre for Information Technology (NCIT), the lead agency in the digital development in the Maldives will receive expert resources from Batelco’s Beyon Cyber together with Dhiraagu in the following areas to ensure a safe cyber space for Maldivians:

    • Advisory and consulting
    • Security Engineering
    • Cyber Defence
    • Security Assurance
    • Cyber Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunting
    • Incident Response

    "Cyber security requires specialised professionals working with a host of stakeholders from both private and public sector across international boundaries. This MOU with Batelco/Dhiraagu will support our plans to build capacity in the government and strengthen our collaboration which is necessary to make cyberspace safer for everyone in the Maldives” stated Minister of Environment, Climate Change & Technology, Hon. Aminath Shauna.

    Batelco Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said, “We commend the relationship between the Republic of Maldives and the Kingdom of Bahrain, especially in the communication field through Dhiraagu, Batelco’s international operation in the Maldives. Batelco, through its recently launched digital company Beyon Cyber, and in collaboration with Dhiraagu, is proud to enter into the MOU with the Government of Maldives, to support their efforts in enhancing cyber security.”

    “We are honoured to support the Government of Maldives in collaboration with Batelco’s Beyon Cyber to strengthen the cyber security infrastructure in the Maldives. Through this project, we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with NCIT which will benefit the government, businesses and all citizens” stated Ismail Rasheed, CEO & MD at Dhiraagu.

    About NCIT
    The National Centre for Information Technology is the lead agency for the Digital Development in the Maldives. Their mission is to lead the nation in developing an IT culture and to p
    roactively harness IT for the socio-economic development of the country.

    About Batelco
    Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company), listed on the Bahrain Bourse, is the leading digital communications solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

    Batelco serves the government, enterprise, consumer, and global markets in one of the most competitive environments in the MENA region. The Company’s comprehensive portfolio includes mobile, internet, data, cloud services, and Data Center solutions from Batelco’s Tier III certified facilities.

    Batelco is growing in the digital space and has recently launched four new digital brands, Beyon Money, Beyon Connect, Beyon Cyber and Beyon Solutions, introducing a wide range of adjacent services including a financial super App, digital postboxes, cyber security solutions and business solutions for the evolving enterprise market, in Bahrain and beyond.

    About Dhiraagu
    Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun Public Limited (Dhiraagu) was established in 1988 as the country’s sole telecommunication service provider in the Maldives. The two substantial shareholders of Dhiraagu are, Bahrain Telecommunications Company B.S.C (Batelco) holding 52% of the shares, and the Government of the Maldives holding 41.8% of the shares. The remaining 6.2% of shares are held by the general public of the Maldives. Dhiraagu is the leading and largest digital and telecommunications service provider in the Maldives providing future proof digital and telecommunications connectivity that enables customers to get ahead in the digital future. They are the pioneers that ushered the country into the digital age and continue to lead the field by placing the premium value on customer experience and consistent innovation to enhance our customers’ lives through digital technology.

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