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Moro Hub & Siemens expand partnership for collaboration on OT Security & Smart Cities Services

by Madaline Dunn

Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (PJSC), and Siemens have announced they are expanding their partnership to enhance operational technology (OT) security and smart city services.

Through this partnership, Moro Hub and Siemens aim to strengthen OT security measures across various sectors, including energy, transportation, manufacturing, and utilities.

The collaboration will also focus on advancing smart city initiatives by using digitalisation to create future-viable, self-optimising, sustainable urban communities, it was shared.

Further, it will leverage Siemens’ RUGGEDCOM Cybersecurity Solutions, a comprehensive suite of hardware, software, and services tailored to identify, protect, detect, and manage cyber threats to industrial control systems.

Speaking about this, Eng. Marwan Bin Haidar, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of Digital DEWA, said: “We are pleased to expand our partnership with Siemens. As a globally recognized partner of choice, our aim is to accelerate a sustainable digital future that enable digital transformation agenda through world class ICT resources. We action this through a blend of global network of partners and advanced technologies. Thus, our partnership with Siemens is an effort to support the Dubai 10X initiative, to position Dubai 10 years ahead of other global cities. By providing the necessary infrastructure for digital adoption to public and private enterprises, we enable businesses to unlock their potential and are confident that this association with Siemens, who also share our same vision of driving digital sustainability, will pave way for a more sustainable and prosperous future for generations to come.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate closer with Moro Hub, contributing to its mission to accelerate digital transformation in the UAE. By deploying Siemens RUGGEDCOM, which sets the standard for reliable communications in harsh environments, and enhancing Moro Hub’s cybersecurity capabilities, this agreement positions Moro as the global benchmark for secure and reliable critical infrastructure, making cities more sustainable and connected,” added Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East.

The RUGGEDCOM Cybersecurity Solutions comprise a comprehensive suite of components customised to strengthen critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

This includes Industrial Ethernet Switches, designed to withstand harsh conditions while ensuring reliable connectivity, Routers for secure and resilient network communications, Firewalls to implement robust security measures, a Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) for monitoring and response to suspicious activities, Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) offering advanced threat protection, Secure Access Management for controlling access, Network Management System (NMS) for centralised management and monitoring, and a Vulnerability Assessment System for proactive identification and remediation of security vulnerabilities.

“Moro Hub is committed to driving the evolution of smart cities in the region. This collaboration will uplift the existing (OT) security and advance the quality of smart city services we offer. By teaming up with Siemens, we are tapping into their unparalleled expertise and innovative solutions, which we believe will empower us to deliver robust cybersecurity measures for our clients. By collaboratively harnessing the power of technology with our esteemed partners, we are crafting a future where every facet of urban life will be elevated to new heights, with utmost security and sustainability,” said Mohammed bin Sulaiman, CEO of Moro Hub.

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