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The report pointed out that enterprises operating in the Kingdom are adopting the best-in-class cybersecurity solutions and that the Kingdom is witnessing increasing awareness about threats among SMEs and large enterprises.
The CEO of the 7th MENA Information Security Conference, Samer Omar, said the Kingdom has taken drastic steps toward establishing the infrastructure and foundation to combat cyberattacks, which have escalated during the past few years and are expected to further increase in the coming years.
He identified two key drivers of cyber-attacks against Saudi Arabia. The first driver is the increase in the digital changes witnessed by the country in the services offered by government sectors at all levels and their classifications.
The second driver is the geopolitical situation of the region where Saudi Arabia is located, and given Riyadh’s pivotal role in them, it has become a frequent target for many cyber-attacks at any given moment.
According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Kingdom ranked 1st on regional level and 13th on global level out of 175 countries in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) for the year 2018 shooting up 33 places.
The 7Th MENA Information Security Conference 2019, which will be hosted in Riyadh for the third consecutive year, from 9th and 10th of September 2019, titled ” Cyber Space, The New Frontier: Deception, Orchestration and Blackholes.
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