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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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ITA organizes Cybersecurity Readiness Drill for OIC countries

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17/Sep/2019


Under the theme of "Intelligence of malware", the Information Technology Authority, represented by the National Computer Emergency Readiness Team “OCERT”, organized today at the Authority's headquarters in Knowledge Oasis, Muscat, a virtual drill to assess cybersecurity readiness in the OIC countries with the participation of 14 countries: Sultanate of Brunei, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, India, Mauritius, Rwanda, and Bangladesh.


The drill, organized by ITA for the second year, aims to enhance readiness and preparedness to deal with various electronic threats and the best ways to deal with security incidents that can affect organizations of the OIC Member States. It also seeks to qualify the human resources in the national CERTs in managing emergencies and dealing with security risks. The drill also conducted simulation for cross-border cooperation in mitigating cybersecurity incidents.


This year's drill comes in line with the latest developments of malware and the evolution of its intelligence and threats associated with it. A number of scenarios have been implemented to simulate the process of penetration of systems programming companies as the malicious software targets the industrial control systems developers and gets the systems’ code. These software targets organizations and individuals through imbedding Malicious software inside the code of industrial control systems.


It is worth mentioning that Oman National CERT was elected in 2013 as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Centers for Cybersecurity and Information Security of the OIC in recognition of the efforts and contributions of the Center as a member of the Steering Committee.


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