​As part of its preparedness to provide a safe travel experience for the World Cup 2022 fans, H.E Dr. Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Managing Director & CEO of Qatar Railways company (Qatar Rail) visited Qatar Rail new Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC).

During his visit, H.E Dr. Abdulla Al Subaie was briefed on the key tasks and functions of the new Centre also he was presented with a model of cyber security attack test case and how the center addresses such attacks and provide a real time response to it.

On the side-lines of the visit, which was also attended by a number of representatives from Qatar Rail and Malomatia, H.E Dr. Abdulla Al Subaie, recognised the team members who led the project for their efforts and valuable contribution.

The Cyber Security Operations Centre was established recently by Qatar Rail in collaboration with Malomatia, a leading provider of technology services and solutions. the Centre establishment is aligned with Qatar Rail's strategy to raise the cybersecurity readiness of its operating systems by implementing state of the art technology to monitor Cyber Attacks and address possible cybersecurity threats.

On this occasion, Mrs. Aisha Al Rumaihi, Director of Information Technology at Qatar Rail, said: “The Cyber Security Operations Centre is a significant addition to our cybersecurity infrastructure at Qatar Rail. The Cyber Security Operations Centre is one of the key compliance requirements of the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA) and it plays a pivotal role in the cyber security readiness through safeguarding our systems and increasing our resilience before the start of the World Cup 2022".

She added: “The risk of Cyber Attacks increases during major events such as the World Cup, the SOC is deploying state of the art technology to monitor cybersecurity threats and respond in real time to address and resolve any possible threats that may target Qatar Rail network".

In turn, Mr. Yousef Al-Naama the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of malomatia company said: “At a time when all eyes are turned towards Qatar FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, contributing to the security of our nation comes on the top of our priority, especially being the leading security services provider in Qatar. We take immense pride to collaborate with Qatar Railways Company in securing its infrastructure during the extraordinary sporting event. It's an honour for malomatia to assist in securing multiple critical national infrastructures across various industry segments. Today is very special, as we take great pride to share that the Transportation Sector, too. This partnership is a major milestone to be among the elite Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) in the region".

The Qatar Rail Cyber Security Operations Center is bringing together expertise & state of the art technology to monitor Cyber Attacks on the Doha Metro systems and network, to enhance passenger safety, reliability, and availability of its transportation services, as well as provide a seamless travel experience for the fans during major events, especially the World Cup 2022. The SOC's team is working constantly round the clock (24/7) to monitor threats and respond to it as efficiently as possible.