OQ signs strategic partnerships with Trend Micro Incorporated & Hussam Technology Company LLC
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman: OQ, Oman’s global energy group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trend Micro Incorporated, a world-renowned cybersecurity company, on the sidelines of the 31st Session of the COMEX Technology Exhibition 2022 which opened its doors at the Oman Convention Center. The second agreement was signed with Huawei & Hussam Technology Company to improve the network bandwidth between OQ and its sites in Oman to transmit data.
The deal was signed by Maryam Al Shaibani, vice president of Information Digital Solution, while Trend Micro was represented by Asaad Orabi, the company’s regional manager in the Gulf. This initiative is considered one of the most important strategic projects in the field of cybersecurity in the Sultanate for the year 2022. Under this agreement, Trend Micro Incorporation will help lay a solid foundation to protect the entire system. OQ’s digital infrastructure, as well as enhancing its capabilities in the oil and gas sector by promoting and enabling innovations and helping to provide them with cutting-edge solutions.
Trend Micro will strive to ensure the security and protection of nine business units under the OQ, using best practices, advanced cybersecurity technology and established policies, especially since the group has established a strong presence in 17 countries around the world.
OQ’s operations and activities cover the entire value chain of the energy sector, from exploration and production to the marketing and distribution of finished products for fuels and chemicals in more than 60 countries around the world. The agreement with Trend Micro marks the beginning of a new digital era that takes advantage of the latest cybersecurity solutions and experiences that ensure the group’s growth within a secure system. The MoU also reflects OQ’s continued efforts to provide its customers with advanced and unique sustainable solutions and services in the energy sector, and reinforces its firm commitment to supporting the national economy and the goals of Vision 2040.
It should also be noted that this partnership builds on previous partnerships that brought together OQ and Trend Micro previously, to complete the successful march of securing all Group units against complex cyber attacks. This agreement is considered the most important in the field of cybersecurity technology in the Sultanate of Oman.
OQ is an integrated global energy company with roots in Oman. OQ operates in 17 countries, spanning the entire value chain, from oil and gas exploration and production, refineries and petrochemicals to the marketing and distribution of end-user products. endpoints, reaching more than 60 countries worldwide. OQ Alternative Energy focuses on investments in renewable energy and green hydrogen in Oman.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Ahmed Al Hadhrami
Acting Manager, External Communications, OQ
Email: [email protected]