CASSIDIAN, Emiraje and Khalifa University complete the first phase of establishing a Cyber Operations Centre of Excellence

  • Research and demon­stra­tion capa­bil­i­ties for cyber activ­i­ties and devel­op­ments
  • Focus on Cryp­tol­ogy, Foren­sics and Indus­tri­al Con­trol Sys­tems (ICS) secu­ri­ty
  • CASSIDIAN is the new name of the Defence & Secu­ri­ty divi­sion of EADS.

23 Feb­ru­ary 2011 – Cas­sid­i­an, Emi­ra­je and Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Research have com­plet­ed the first phase of estab­lish­ing a Cyber Oper­a­tions Cen­tre of Excel­lence agreed under a Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing (MoU) that was signed in May 2010. The Cen­tre of Excel­lence is intend­ed to help increase the intel­lec­tu­al cap­i­tal in cyber tech­nol­o­gy areas with­in Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty in par­tic­u­lar and in the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates (UAE) more gen­er­al­ly. The Cen­tre of Excel­lence will pro­vide research and demon­stra­tion capa­bil­i­ties for cyber activ­i­ties and devel­op­ments. It will par­tic­u­lar­ly focus on Cryp­tol­ogy, Foren­sics and Indus­tri­al Con­trol Sys­tems (ICS) secu­ri­ty.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion pro­gramme spec­i­fied with­in the MoU also includes var­i­ous activ­i­ties such as an agreed col­lab­o­ra­tive research pro­gramme, sum­mer intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties for Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents in var­i­ous Cas­sid­i­an facil­i­ties, a pro­gramme of lec­tures on the top­ic of cyber secu­ri­ty by vis­it­ing spe­cial­ists in the field and the spon­sor­ship of appro­pri­ate post­grad­u­ate stud­ies.

About CASSIDIAN (www.cassidian.com)
Cas­sid­i­an, an EADS com­pa­ny, is a world­wide leader in glob­al secu­ri­ty solu­tions and sys­tems, pro­vid­ing Lead Sys­tems Inte­gra­tion and val­ue-added prod­ucts and ser­vices to civ­il and mil­i­tary cus­tomers around the globe: air sys­tems (air­craft and unmanned aer­i­al sys­tems), land, naval and joint sys­tems, intel­li­gence and sur­veil­lance, cyber secu­ri­ty, secure com­mu­ni­ca­tions, test sys­tems, mis­siles, ser­vices and sup­port solu­tions. In 2009, Cas­sid­i­an – with around 28,000 employ­ees – achieved rev­enues of € 5.4 bil­lion. EADS is a glob­al leader in aero­space, defence and relat­ed ser­vices. In 2009, the Group – com­pris­ing the Divi­sions Air­bus, Astri­um, Cas­sid­i­an and Euro­copter – gen­er­at­ed rev­enues of € 42.8 bil­lion and employed a work­force of more than 119,000.

CASSIDIAN — Defend­ing World Secu­ri­ty

About Emi­ra­je Sys­tems L.L.C.

Emi­ra­je Sys­tems L.L.C. is a Joint Ven­ture estab­lished in 2009 between C4 Advanced Solu­tions L.L.C. (C4AS), a whol­ly owned sub­sidiary of the Emi­rates Advanced Invest­ments (EAI) group, and Cas­sid­i­an SAS (for­mer­ly EADS Defence and Secu­ri­ty Sys­tems SAS) for the pur­pose of build­ing a strong Lead Sys­tems Inte­gra­tion capa­bil­i­ty with­in the UAE and bring­ing the most advanced C4ISR solu­tions to UAE cus­tomers and to the wider cir­cle of Mid­dle East cus­tomers.

This part­ner­ship is also a clear cor­ner­stone of the EAI and Cas­sid­i­an strat­e­gy to effi­cient­ly address the key impor­tance of trans­fer of tech­nol­o­gy to the UAE as a suc­cess fac­tor for the devel­op­ment and mas­ter­ing of strate­gic and nation­al­ly sen­si­tive defence and secu­ri­ty sys­tems.

About Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty

Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty was estab­lished in Feb­ru­ary 2007 by a decree issued by the UAE Pres­i­dent His High­ness Sheikh Khal­i­fa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to com­ple­ment Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision, which aims at build­ing a knowl­edge-based econ­o­my that effec­tive­ly con­tributes to the devel­op­ment of the UAE.

Khal­i­fa University’s main cam­pus is locat­ed in Abu Dhabi, while it oper­ates with anoth­er cam­pus in Shar­jah, and present­ly offers bach­e­lor degrees in Com­put­er, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Elec­tron­ic, Soft­ware, Mechan­i­cal, Aero­space and Bio­med­ical Engi­neer­ing, master’s and doc­tor­ate degree pro­grammes in Com­put­er, Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion and Elec­tron­ic Engi­neer­ing, and a master’s degree in Infor­ma­tion Secu­ri­ty. In the future, Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty will also offer degrees in oth­er dis­ci­plines of Engi­neer­ing, Logis­tics and Man­age­ment, Life Sci­ences and Home­land Secu­ri­ty.

More­over, Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty will include research cen­tres in dis­ci­plines such as Infor­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­o­gy (ICT), Ener­gy, Nan­otech­nol­o­gy, Aero­space and Health Sci­ences.

Khal­i­fa Uni­ver­si­ty is open to men and women of all nation­al­i­ties with par­tic­u­lar empha­sis being placed on edu­cat­ing young UAE nation­als. For more infor­ma­tion, please vis­it www.kustar.ac.ae

Con­tacts:
Cas­sid­i­an
Susanne Hartwein Tel.: +49 (0) 731 392 1757
susanne.hartwein@cassidian.com

Emi­ra­je Sys­tems L.L.C.
Major-Engi­neer Yusif al Zaabi Tel.: +971 504437454
yusif.zaabi@emiraje.ae

KUSTAR
Momen Khaiti Tel.: +9712 4018066
Mobile: +971 559568864
momen.khaiti@kustar.ac.ae
Cas­sid­i­an Press cen­ter:
http://www.cassidian.com/cassidian/int/en/press-centre.html

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