Riyadh to host the 5th edition of the Gulf Congress on cybersecurity

Riyadh to host the 5th edition of the Gulf Congress on cybersecurity. (Credit: Pixabay)

Riyadh to host the 5th edition of the Gulf Congress on cybersecurity

Riyadh is set to play host to more than 200 international cyber warfare experts at the 5th edition of the Gulf Congress on cybersecurity, which will take place on September 20th 2022, for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

The one-day event is scheduled for September 20th and it is not Agora Group’s first foray into the Saudi Market. The group hosted the Healthcare Disrupters Congress in Riyadh on March 21st 2022 at the Voco Hotel with more than 200 senior-level attendees from the Healthcare industry.

The event is focused on highlighting the challenges facing government, companies and individuals in protecting the acquisition, safeguarding and dissemination of data and information in an age with connectivity and mobility are the main driving economic and social catapults towards progress.

Other themes of the conference include:

  • Smart Kingdom
  • Integrating cybersecurity policies into the strategic mission of public and private institutions
  • The New Normal of Work – Post Pandemic and future trends in remote working. How can cybersecurity cope?
  • cybersecurity and Ai an unbreakable bond in a future of automation and orchestration
  • OT cybersecurity – Half of all cyber-attacks in the Middle East target the oil and gas industry.

The aim of the event is to create a stimulating and invigorating convocation that links some of the foremost thinkers in the cybersecurity world today to share ideas, raise challenging questions, and inspire thought to action. The event will aim to create a platform for the cybersecurity industry to discuss the latest challenges facing Saudi Arabia and to facilitate an exchange of ideas and solutions between the government and the private sector on issues strategically important to strengthen the Kingdom’s resilience to cyber-attacks.

The hosting of the congress in Saudi Arabia comes at a time when the world is facing increased cyber threats in all shapes and forms. Cybercrime already cost the world $6 Trillion in 2020 and this figure is expected to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025.

The Kingdom is as vulnerable as any other country and needs to continuously update its arsenal to combat these accelerating threats. Saudi Arabia has the largest information and communication technology (ICT) market in the Middle East and the country is constantly developing it.

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