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INNOVATE OMAN

INNOVATE OMAN

We are very excited to launch Innovate Oman with the UK Oman Digital Hub , Plexal , CyLon , Imperial College London , and AL JABR . We’re supporting digital innovators in Oman through hackathons, accelerators and mentoring. Apply for our first cyber hackathon and we’ll help you build your pitch.

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Oman 3rd best Arab country in Cybersecurity Index 2020

Oman 3rd best Arab country in Cybersecurity Index 2020

Oman has been ranked third in the Arab world and 21st globally in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 report released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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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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Proactive Services

Proactive Services

Training Session

Proactive services are designed to improve security of the constituency before any incident or event occurs or is detected. The main goals are to avoid incidents, and to reduce their impact and scope when they do occur.


  • TAC to provide Technology Watch that enables the OCERT to monitor and observe new technical developments, intruder activities, and related trends to help identify future threats.
  • Disseminate security related information
  • Provide awareness and training to constituents who require more information and guidance to better conform to accepted security practices and organizational security policies.
  • Provide best practices in the implementation of the IT infrastructure. i.e. useful links to PC scan services, free trusted security tools such as. Anti Virus, Firewall, etc.

Security Advisory Alerts and Warnings

  • Disseminate information that describes security incidents such as intruder attacks, security vulnerabilities, intrusion alerts, computer virus, or hoax.
  • Approve the information to be disseminated.
  • Provide any short-term recommended course of action for dealing with the resulting problem.
  • Provide guidance for protecting the systems or recovering any systems that were affected.
  • Notify various parts of the enterprise or constituency about the vulnerability and share information on how to fix or mitigate the vulnerability.
  • Communicate with vendors, other CSIRTs, constituent members, and the individual groups who initially discovered or reported the vulnerability.

Discovering New Threats via Research and Analysis

  • CERT is able to provide a mean of discovering new threats in the cyber world.
  • Threat and Analysis team will study and analyze the logs collected in the system to identify how hackers were able to intrude into the system and at the same time discover flaws in the system.
  • CERT will share the information with the constituents on any new findings.

Website URL Monitoring

  • Website monitoring is a service for gathering and analysing all information related to security incidents such as website defacement and website unavailability.

Security Training and Awareness

  • CERT provides training and awareness to educate the committee on the importance of security.
  • Training can be in the form of e-learning or classroom training. The objective is to ensure that the knowledge is being shared.
  • Request Vulnerability Assessment Service