Mohammad Bin Bouta Al Harsousi, Founder and Managing Director, CyberGate Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi-based entrepreneur Mohammad Bin Bouta Al Harsousi started CyberGate in 2016 to provide IT security services in the UAE.

While we’re leading the race, we also face the challenges of vulnerable digital systems. At CyberGate, we realise the impact of such threats at the national level, and we are prepared to respond to the most critical technical information security challenges.

- Mohammad Bin Bouta Al Harsousi, Founder and Managing Director, CyberGate

“We are at a stage where we are completely dependent on information technology. As a nation, under the guidance of our wise leaders, we always aim to be the first and the best at what we do. Today, we are on the frontline of digital transformation,” says Al Harsousi, adding, “While we’re leading the race, we also face the challenges of vulnerable digital systems. At CyberGate, we realise the impact of such threats at the national level, and we are prepared to respond to the most critical technical information security challenges. We are here today to build a strong cybersecurity infrastructure that is resilient and we won’t rest till the mission is complete.”

Al Harsousi, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Intelligence Analysis from the UAE’s Rabdan Academy, describes himself as “a change-maker with a creative problem solving and lean operation strategies background”.

“We have the right expertise to protect an organisation’s data, information, networks, computer, and resources from any cyberthreat, while fighting online hacking and identity theft.

“We currently operate in the government sector providing value-added services and built solutions across the entire spectrum of cyber defence,” he says.

A member of Abu Dhabi Youth Council, Al Harsousi explains the three core divisions CyberGate has established since its launch: a managed security services division, the solutions division and a local enablement division, providing a full spectrum of IT security services and ensuring real localisation in this critical field.

For fellow entrepreneurs, Al Harsousi has a valuable tip to help navigate the jerky ride of establishing a business. “It’s critical to know your local market, business cycle and the communities to succeed in any enterprise.”