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6th Regional Cybersecurity Summit Concludes

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21/Nov/2017


The ITU- Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center managed and hosted by The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by OCERT, concluded yesterday, at the Sheraton Hotel, the “6th Annual Regional Cybersecurity Summit” held from 20th – 21st November 2017, which came under the theme of “toward Cyber Resilience”. The event was organized in cooperation with White Paper Summits (WPS) and Nispana Innovative Platforms as event management partner.


The 2-day summit brought about 350 attendees of Arab delegates from regional cybersecurity centers and a number of officials and specialists from government and private entities as well as the most promising and emerging regional & global firms, from critical national Infrastructure sectors including: Energy & Utilities, Defense & Aviation, Financial Institutions, Hospitality, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Government Institutions.


The first day of the summit covered a range of topics, delivered by prominent speakers, highlighting the current trends and future threats, which are affecting the organizations & business effectiveness. It also emphasized the significance of developing and adopting the best practices in cybersecurity and stressed the importance of further collaboration for building collaborative regional and global strategies, regulations, and policies to compact cyber threats proactively. Additionally, it discussed the Importance role for media to play in cyber-security.


The summit’s Keynote speech was given by Donald William Freese, Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA highlighted the importance of understanding the key elements contributing towards building a cyber safe nation. The 2nd key note speech were entitled Cyber Resiliency: Best Policy & Regulatory Practices, delivered by Mr. Mike Yeh, Assistant General Counsel,Microsoft, Who talked about the digital transformation and steps governments can take to ensure that the most secure technology is being used in critical industries, particularly as technology moves to cloud-based solutions. He also outlined steps governments can and should take, in partnership with the private sector, to build capacity, detect threats, and protect against cyber threats.


Whereas the second day’s agenda shed light on the current challenges facing the critical infrastructure sectors such as banking, healthcare and education as well as the recruitment challenge in cybersecurity. It also emphasized the need for building capabilities in cybersecurity and employ the right expertise by defining the right hiring processes.


The 6th Regional Cyber Security Summit, aimed at Creating shared learning and dialogue regarding cybersecurity challenges and issues, Facilitating the exchange of information, ideas, solutions, and emerging practices that could improve cybersecurity posture as well as Identifying current priority areas in cybersecurity at the local, regional and international levels. In addition, the summit sought to enhance Cross border collaboration with government, industry and critical infrastructure stakeholders that will impact global preparedness.


It is worth mentioning that The ITU Arab Cybersecurity Centre has been set up by the International Telecom Union (ITU) and the sultanate, represented by ITA’s OCERT to build and strengthen regional collaboration in cybersecurity issues as well as increase regional information sharing and strengthen the regional cybersecurity posture and increase the number of cybersecurity initiatives and projects within the region. It also works on localizing ITU-IMPACT’s cybersecurity services to better fit the regional needs and requirements as well as language and cultural requirements.the Arab Regional CyberSecurity Centre is hosted, managed and operated by OCERT at ITA.


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