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Dragos and Aramco sign MoU

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Dragos has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aramco to help protect critical industrial assets and infrastructure for Aramco and its affiliates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The MoU will set the stage to explore strategies for rapidly deploying cybersecurity technologies and services critical for protecting operational technology (OT) environments and global supply chains. The MoU aims to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 pillar to build a thriving, increasingly diverse economy, in part enabled by secure digital transformation that supports private sector growth and investment.

The MoU includes initiatives aimed at localising Dragos services and solutions, and development initiatives for a Dragos local hardware assembly facility. Additionally, Dragos will explore strategies with Aramco to establish a training academy in the country, aimed at enhancing OT cybersecurity capabilities in technology applications.

“Our work with Dragos serves to accelerate our country’s Vision 2030 objectives to foster economic relations with global partners and advance our digital economy,” said Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter, Executive VP of Technology and Innovation, Aramco. “The MoU advances the strong relationship we’ve built with Dragos over years and demonstrates Dragos’s deep commitment to cybersecurity that protects people in the region.”

“Cybersecurity for industrial systems is key to delivering on Aramco’s commitment to serve a growing global population and sustain our planet through the legacy and alternative sources of energy,” said Basim A. Al Ruwaii, Information Security Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Aramco. “Dragos has the OT cybersecurity technology and expertise to support our needs for today and the future.”

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