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aeCERT award , which makes me Super PR0UD

aeCERT award 

Toady is a very special day , I moved to Dubai exactly one year ago today. (2014)

And today I was awarded by the Arab Emirates Computer Emergency Response Team for my contributions in the UAE Cybersecurity community.

The award was given to me right after my Workshop which was organized by the Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) and the Central Bank of UAE, where I had all bank representatives present. I covered the latest cyber threats on the Financial industry, Below is the screenshot form the TRA web site.

aeCERT award


aeCERT is the national Computer Emergency Response Team for the United Arab Emirates. aeCERT os operated by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The TRA was established with the mandate of regulating the telecommunications and information sector in the UAE. One of the principle strategic objectives of the TRA is in creating and providing a safer cyber environment to all users in the UAE.




Awareness and Education
Conduct awareness sessions, workshops and seminars about information security in conjunction with the relevant government entities, private sector, academia and public.

Monitoringand Response
Develop actionable intelligence from the analysis threat, incident and vulnerability data. This information, as well as announcements, guidelines, or recommendations that pertain to longer term security issues.

Security Quality
Vulnerability Assessment: The aeCERT Vulnerability Assessment will provide information and reports about the Operating Systems and software running on the constituents’ devices in order to discover potential vulnerabilities and threats.


Team Information
Team name aeCERT
Official team name The United Arab Emirates – Computer Emergency Response Team
Member since January 29, 2012
Host organization UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Country of team United Arab Emirates (the)  AE
Date of establishment 2007-08-31
Team Contact Information
Regular telephone number +971-4-428-88-88
Emergency telephone number +971-50-695-55-88
E-mail address
Facsimile number +971-4-428-88-44
Postal address aeCERT P.O. Box: 116688, Dubai
Business Hours
Timezone GMT+4
Description of business hours Sunday to Thursday from 7am to 3pm GMT+4
How to contact outside business hours aeCERT can be contacted after hours for Emergencies by telephone and Short Message Service (SMS) using the After Hours Contact Information Shown below: +(971)-50-695-5588 or +(971)-50-6454343
Type of Constituency Government, Private and Public sectors
Source of Constituency External to host
Description of Constituency Constituents are divided into four tiers; based on the Criticality of the Constituent’s organization to the UAE Critical National Infrastructure. Tier 1 includes critical government, telecommunications and law enforcements agencies, and Inter-CERTs;
Internet Domain Address
Country of Constituency United Arab Emirates (the)  AE
PGP key id 0x02C177A58727402B 
PGP fingerprint 7182BFAECF70589A390C96B102C177A58727402B
Team PGP public key 7182 BFAE CF70 589A 390C 96B1 02C1 77A5 8727 402B  
First Team <[email protected]>
Ahmad Hassan <[email protected]>
Updated on September 17, 2009 07:30 UTC