Managing data security in the United Arab Emirates

Messaoud Saidani, Abdussalam Shibani, Khaled Juma Mohammed Saleh Sharaf Alawadi

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United Arab Emirates organizations are embarking onto the technology world where the exchange of information is increasingly taking place through electronic means and data is stored electronically, this paper attempts to investigate the need to develop a UAE data security strategy and a detailed framework that can ensure the safety of data and can also cope with all types of disasters expected in the country. The paper also reviews and analyses the types of hazards in the United Arab Emirates . In order to obtain a global view on how organizations in the United Arab Emirates are managing the security of their electronic information, a questionnaire has been designed and distributed with the aim of obtaining a clear understanding of their data security procedures, practices and policies The research has shown that each organization from the outset should have a set-plan, which has to be periodically analysed, reviewed, and modified to keep abreast of the technological advancement sand risks in order to protect its electronic data.

Managing data security in the United Arab Emirates. Available from: [accessed Aug 19, 2017].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalSky Journal of Business Administration and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Data security (DS)
  • Risk management
  • Disaster
  • Information
  • Organizations
  • Data recovery plan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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