> 42 Abu Dhabi, UAE Cyber Security Council and Anxinsec Host Workshop on Cyber Security in the Digital Age

42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology hosted a workshop in collaboration with the UAE Cyber Security Council, and Anxinsec, a leading solutions provider in the cyber security industry. The workshop, titled “Navigating the Future: Cyber Security in a Digital Age”, was delivered by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cyber Security Council, in addition to industry experts from Anxinsec.

The workshop emphasized the critical role that cyber security plays in the current digital landscape and how it evolves with technological advancements. Attendees gained valuable insights into the latest trends, best practices, and cutting-edge strategies shaping the industry. The session also encouraged participants to acquire practical skills and stay ahead of the cyber security curve in order to thrive and succeed in their future digital careers.

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of the UAE Cyber Security Council, said: “Collaborating with 42 Abu Dhabi and Anxinsec is a significant step towards promoting an understanding of cyber threats among students and the future generation of digital leaders. Our objective is to empower them with the knowledge and tools necessary for driving a secure future for the UAE.”

“It’s important to join efforts with key stakeholders to raise awareness about the complexities of cybersecurity. Through sharing experiences and perspectives, we demonstrate our commitment to building a resilient cyber ecosystem. It is also vital to foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation to effectively address current cybersecurity challenges and equip future leaders with the required skills. This will create a safe digital environment that supports innovation, comprehensive development, and economic growth on a national scale,” His Excellency added.

Marcos Muller Habig, Acting CEO of 42 Abu Dhabi, said: “In today's society, where technology dependency continues to soar, we recognize the importance of fostering conversations around navigating cyber threats and ensuring that future generations are well-versed in this field. At 42 Abu Dhabi, we are committed to building a future-ready workforce of coders who will shape the future of vital sectors in the Emirate, and create innovative solutions that address cyber security challenges.

Through our disruptive learning methodology and workshops with key stakeholders like the UAE Cyber Security Council and Anxinsec, we are determined to pave the way for a more secure digital future,” he added.

Alex Jiang, Chairman of Anxinsec said: “We were pleased to collaborate with the UAE Cyber Security Council and 42 Abu Dhabi during this workshop. Amidst the rapidly evolving digital landscape, it is imperative to prioritize cybersecurity awareness to safeguard our online communities. At Anxinsec, we recognize the critical importance of robust cyber defences in today’s interconnected world. Our commitment extends beyond providing cutting-edge defence products and services; we are dedicated to fostering a culture of security mindfulness. By equipping individuals and organizations with the necessary tools and knowledge, we aim to create a safer digital environment for all. This endeavour is not just about technology, it’s about protecting our way of life in the digital age.”

42 Abu Dhabi is an innovative and disruptive coding school, launched in 2020 as an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), to drive Abu Dhabi’s ongoing development through multi-faceted investments in business, innovation and people.