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Innovation Hub Oman’s 1st Virtual Hackathon

Innovation Hub Oman’s 1st Virtual Hackathon

Under the theme innovation in Fintech and Cybersecurity, Oman National CERT is partnering with Oman Arab Bank to host Oman’s 1st 24 hours virtual hackathon on 2nd and 3rd April 2021.The registration is open for all students and professionals. Join us by registering at www.oabinnovation.com

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Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021 will take place on Tuesday, 9 February 2021, when - once again - we'll join forces across the globe to work "Together for a better internet".

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6th National Cybersecurity drill

6th National Cybersecurity drill

The virtual drill is organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, represented by Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (OCERT) in cooperation and coordination with the Cyber Defence Centre. Thirty-two government institutions participate in the drill.

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Oman Hosts the 8th Cybersecurity Drill with the Participation of 25 Countries

Oman Hosts the 8th Cybersecurity Drill with the Participation of 25 Countries

Under the theme "Controlling the cybersecurity risks associated with remote work", the Ministry represented by Oman CERT organize the 8th cybersecurity drill for the Arab countries and the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, with the participation of 25 Arab and regional countries.

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Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020

To mark Safer Internet Day 2020 with the rest of the world, Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC), represented by Oman National CERT organizes a one day social media campaign on February 11th, 2020.

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Mobile Cloud Backup

Mobile Cloud Backup

Category: Mobile Security | Published Date: 25/07/2013 | Author: OCERT | Rating: Mobile Cloud Backup(11 Votes)


Nowadays the big buzz word is “the Cloud”, so what is the Cloud?
The Cloud is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over the Internet.

Most of the big companies in the market do provide Free Cloud Backup (or cloud storage) where you can store your files as a backup which can be accessed from anywhere as long as you can authenticate yourself using a username and a password.

Some of the Cloud Storage providers include:


Provider Solution Name
Google Google Drive
Microsoft SkyDrive
Apple iCloud
Dropbox Dropbox
Box Box
SugarSync SugarSync
Advantages
  • Free of charge
  • Different access method
  • Easy to use
  • Integrated with most mobile devices
Security Threats
  • Cloud storage providers have full access to your data and control where it is stored
  • No clear information about the infrastructure and the security mechanisms in place.
  • Your data can be at risk if there is a single successful breach
How to overcome such threats while still getting all the benefits?

ENCRYPTION is the solution. Before posting any information on the cloud you might want to encrypt your data using your trusted app or key and then upload it to the cloud to make sure that only you can view the encrypted content.

However, you need to limit what you store in the cloud even encrypted data to non-confidential data only. Don’t store work-related data in your personal cloud account. Finally, remember to choose a complex password and change it periodically.