Muscat: The Oman Data Park (ODP) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Omani-UK company Crossword Cybersecurity to provide services that help reduce cybersecurity risks for public and private entities, enhancing the protection of Oman’s sensitive information cybersecurity structures.
The agreement aims to add more security measures to protect the data escrow process of institutions and companies, strengthen the protection against dangers of third parties (such as suppliers and others), and identify the source of funds and verify suspected money laundering.
The agreement was signed by Inge. Oman Data Park (ODP) CEO Maqbool Al-Wahaibi and Crossword Cybersecurity Group Managing Director Stuart Jubb.
Commenting on the event, Maqbool bin Ali Al Wahaibi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Data Park Company and Engineer, said: “We are delighted to sign cooperation agreements with international companies such as Crossword to transfer technology related to cybersecurity to ensure the protection of the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. Sensitive data of entities and private companies, especially to combat external attacks against some public and private companies that are infiltrating their devices and affecting their data and causing them significant damage.”
Maqbool added: “We are delighted to call on government agencies and companies to leverage high-tech services to bridge the gap in cybersecurity information sharing.”
Khalid bin Ali Al Maskari, Director of Cybersecurity Development at Crossword, said: “The signing of the agreement with Oman Data is seen as a strategic step in developing a cybersecurity plan at the regional level, which allows for the expansion of cybersecurity services with professional experience and the upgrading of the national cadre’s skills. “
Al Maskari added that the agreement to provide various services to government agencies and companies in the Sultanate of Oman through the Oman Data Park aims to protect their sensitive data and information and to exchange experiences with well-known international companies in Oman, which is a huge leap. The field of cybersecurity, such as crossword cybersecurity in the UK. “
Crossword is a UK-based global cybersecurity solutions company with a vision to work with organisations to keep them safe in the digital world.
Crossword offers a range of cybersecurity solutions that help companies understand and mitigate cybersecurity risks through a combination of experts, processes and technology in the form of an experienced consulting team, managed services and products.
Crossword’s focus areas are cybersecurity strategy and risk, supply chain networks, threat detection and response, and digital identity.
The company works closely with UK universities and its products and services are often backed by insights driven by academic research.
In terms of ODP, the company has made great contributions in providing all-in-one solutions for computing, cloud computing services, data storage, networking, and web hosting and cybersecurity services, while owning advanced virtual data centers in China. In the field of cybersecurity – Syber Security Park, with world-class quality levels, has helped the beneficiaries of its services save up to 55% in total cost of ownership compared to traditional data centers.
Oman Data Park services are characterised by ingrained standards based on local and international work field requirements and professionally managed and supported by a team of highly qualified and professionally accredited experts.
The services offered by ODP through its Cyber Security Park, through its capabilities in hosting and cloud services, enhance capabilities in many economic and commercial sectors such as banking, financial services, oil and gas, logistics and other commercial sectors. and economic activities, serving government and non-government agencies.
Notably, ODP, the Sultanate’s first managed cybersecurity and cloud service provider, plays an integral role in supporting Oman’s digital transformation by providing integrated solutions for computing, cloud computing, data storage, networking, Web hosting and web security services. ODP also provides the Sultanate’s first AI-enabled cloud infrastructure – Nebula AI powered by Nvidia.