The advent of digitization among the countries of the Middle East has increased the growing exposure to the risk of cyber-attacks. Governments and authorities in Oman and the Middle East have now directed their focus towards cybersecurity, releasing cybersecurity frameworks and mandating country-specific regulatory policies emphasizing the need to have efficient monitoring and detection in place. IT security and tech sector are developing cutting-edge solutions, share insights with industry experts and equip themselves with the right tools to protect their businesses from rapidly-evolving cyber attackers. Cyber threats are constantly evolving and threatening to affect global organizations in their day to day activities.
In order to develop a framework for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity, all business entities need to continually identify cybersecurity loop holes, create a robust cyber protection blueprint, combat evolving cyber attacks and sustain the effects and adversities of Cybersecurity risk management. This can enable and ensure overall efficiency in Cybersecurity and help develop a comprehensive and globally viable view of how technology affects our daily existence in reshaping our economic, social, cultural and work environments.
Instead of being trapped within linear traditional thinking or being excessively absorbed by cyber crisis, it is imperative that we think strategically about the forces of digital disruption that can aid in effective cyber wellbeing.
National Cybersecurity Week Oman which organized by Oman national CERT in cooperation with ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center(ITU-ARCC), scheduled to take place between 11-13 November 2018 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, aims to create a platform for all stakeholders to discuss and help organizations develop a real-time response and recovery to ever increasing cyber threats.
The two-day conference aims to engage 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 event format will feature keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions and technology demos. This conference will followed by the Government Cyber Drill which will take place in same venue on 13th November 2018.
The main objective of the cyber drill is to enhance the communication and incident response capabilities of the participating teams as well as to ensure a continued collective effort in mitigating cyber threats among the Incident Response Teams and Security Operation Centers (SOCs).