Saudi Arabia is Hosting One of the Region’s Largest Cyber Security Conferences

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior, represented by the Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), will host the third International Cyber Security Conference (ICSC) in Riyadh early next year as part of a collective aim to combat increasing cyber threats.

The conference will focus on developing comprehensive strategies to counter digital breaches and  preemptively deter future cyber threats by educating cyber security stakeholders, according to the media department of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

This conference is one of the largest cyber security conferences in the region, attracting VIPs, CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, IT and security managers and security analysts. The sheer size provides a unique opportunity for governments, industries and vital cyber infrastructure organizations to collaborate across national, regional and international boundaries.

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical element of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 economic diversification plan. Developing comprehensive cyber security strategies is more important than ever because ICT increases the risk of cybersecurity threats from hackers, hacktivists, insiders, organized criminal organizations and foreign governments.

The NCSC leads cyber defense efforts in the Kingdom, both developing and managing the national strategic direction. This organization, as part of the Ministry of Interior, has largely benefited from collaborations with government agencies.

Read more at Arab News.