The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) & the ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center (ITU-ARCC) will be having the 13th Annual Conference and the 9th Arab Regional Cybersecurity Summit 2021 hosted by the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
NCA and Saudi CERT
Executive Cyber Security Specialist
Oman National CERT
Senior VP and Director of Cybersecurity
Serba Dinamik Group Berhad
In-Charge Director of Compliance
MTCIT, Sultanate of Oman
Chief Security Officer
Senior Cybersecurity Regulatory Expert
Chief Operating Officer
Sri Lanka CERT|CC
Principal Incident Responder
Indonesia GovCSIRT and NCCA
Chief Operating Officer
Official Speaker in Cybersecurity Awareness
NCA and Saudi CERT
Information Technology Lead
OIC General Secretariat
Chairman, Board of Directors
Note: All timings are UTC+3 (Riyadh)
In accommodating efforts and strategies to modernize the IT applications, organizations rushed to upgrade their assets to attain greater agility and scalability. This session will discuss on the key factors of proper security measures that might be overlooked by organizations.
As enterprises scale up their use of emerging technologies, they are exposed to new threats. Moreover, the adoption of IoT, Cloud, AI, and Blockchain, to name a few, will be greatly affecting the daily organizational operations. This session will discuss the measures for a safe and resilient operations within these disruptive technologies.
The Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are indispensable for a number of industrial processes. Nowadays, ICS are connected to the Internet which enables streamlining and automation of industrial processes but carries with it the risk of exposure to cyber-attacks. This session will discuss best practices for ICS and enhancing cybersecurity.
Hiring talented individuals is critical to an organization’s success. In fact, cybersecurity professionals are in short supply. At a time when there is a strong demand for such professionals more than ever, organizations face difficulty to recruit and maintain talents. Dire consequences of this shortage to organizations and CERT’s will be discussed and recommendations will be highlight in this session.
The main objective of this collaboration is to assist member countries to build cyber security capabilities and strengthen existing capacity through knowledge sharing and experiences. The international collaboration platform in Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) will also result in economic value creation by being a platform to foster greater trust, long-term friendship and business cooperation among countries. Other than optimising the dissemination of cyber alerts, it would also provide a platform to exchange ideas and expertise and to promote joint development on measures to deal with large-scale cyber security incidents.
The objectives of OIC-CERT are:
To date, 21 OIC countries is a member of the OIC-CERT. In addition, other membership categories which are not limited to the OIC community are professional members and the commercial members.
In December 2012, the ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center (ITU-ARCC) is established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Information Technology Authority with a vision of creating a safer and cooperative cybersecurity environment in the Arab Region and strengthening the role of ITU in building confidence and security in the use of information and communication technologies in the region.
The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) was established in 2017 by a Royal Decree. The NCA is the government entity in charge of cybersecurity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it serves as the national authority on its affairs. It has both regulatory and operational functions related to cybersecurity, and it works closely with public and private entities to improve the cybersecurity posture of the country in order to safeguard its vital interests, national security, critical infrastructures, high-priority sectors, government services and activities.