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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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Cyber Stars Competition Concluded

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03/Aug/2019


Organized by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center and Silensec and sponsored by Earnest & Young, the third edition of cyber stars competition concluded today. The winners in the competition in the age group 17 to 24 are, Rashid Hilal Al Abri won the best attacker and Malik Hilal Al Rawahi the best defender, while Salim Ali Al Badi won the best responder to the security incidents. In the age group 24 years and above, Salim Darwish Al Moqbali won best attacker and Rami Thani Al Amri won best defender.

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The three winners for both age groups will represent Oman at the annual Regional Cybersecurity Conference organized by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center in October.

Aziza Sultan Al Rashdi, Director of Cybersecurity Professional Services at ITA, emphasized the importance of such challenges in building the Omani capabilities and potentials as the technology is rapidly changing. She elaborated, “We are witnessing a rapid and continuous updates and developments in the technology and consequently the attacks and security threats are developing, which requires parallel capabilities if not superior to those of the attackers. The Oman CERT is keen to develop Omanis in this field through a number of training programs and in this edition of cyber stars competition we focused on, ethical piracy, protection of infrastructure systems, malware analysis, and digital forensics analysis.”


About Cyber Stars

The competition aims to develop skills and talents in the Arab countries in the field of cybersecurity and enhance their ability to compete at the regional and international levels. 40 participants out of 260 registrants competed in the final stage today. The participants were divided by age into two groups; 7 to 24 years old and 24 years and older. It is based on creating some scenarios and the participants has to respond each in the category they are in.

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About ARCC

The ITU-Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center (ITU-ARCC) was launched in December 2012 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Sultanate represented by the ITA. The Center provides assistance for Arab countries to establish national cyber security centers and help them gain international recognition, and give them the opportunity to benefit from the services provided by the Regional Center, in cooperation with ITU.


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