UAE launches Nat'l Crypto Library to safeguard information

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the world's first national crypto library to protect and secure confidential information in the country. This was initiated by the Cryptography Research Center of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC).

According to Faisal Al Bannai, secretary general of ATRC, "The ever-evolving sophistication of cyberattacks should not be taken for granted. By developing a national crypto library in the UAE and integrating this within critical digital infrastructure, we can increase our security levels and build sovereign capability simultaneously."

The library consists of algorithms that cryptographers use to protect information in different data-driven fields such as health care, telecommunications, and finance. 

The research center have already released several versions of the library and are working on integrating it into UAE's data infrastructure.

They work with scientists in cryptography and related fields such as post-quantum cryptography (PQC), hardware-based cryptography, lightweight cryptography, cryptanalysis, cryptographic protocols, and cloud encryption schemes.

The crypto library is also considered critical in protecting Covid-19 related data such as test results, treatment, and vaccination records.


Kumar, A. (2020 December 25). Abu Dhabi’s crypto library can prevent Covid-19 data leak.

Ndichu, D. (2020 December 23). Researchers in Abu Dhabi build first national crypto library for the UAE.

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