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Saudi Arabia Organizes Global Cybersecurity Forum in February

Saudi Arabia Organizes Global Cybersecurity Forum in February

Friday, 17 September, 2021 - 06:15
General view of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)

The Saudi National Cybersecurity Authority will host the Global Cybersecurity Forum in Riyadh in 2022 under the title "Rethinking the Global Cyber Order."

Under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the forum will be held on February 1 and 2.

It will host prominent speakers to address the meeting, which will be attended by key decision and policymakers, executives, and experts representing a range of international companies, organizations, government sectors, and NGOs. The forum will also host top tech companies.

The forum aims to push knowledge boundaries on core cybersecurity topics, boost investment, build on existing foundations for global cooperation in cyberspace, and enhance socioeconomic change.

It covers a range of important topics relating to cybersecurity, as discussions and sessions will cover sub-themes including the evolving international order in cyberspace, current and future cybersecurity threats, and emerging technologies to combat them, human dimensions of cybersecurity in the future, leveraging market forces and economic incentives and strengthening human-centric cybersecurity.

The first edition of the forum was held virtually in February 2020, during the Kingdom's presidency of G20.

During the forum, it was announced that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, adopted two international initiatives: "The Child Protection in cyberspace" and the "Women's Empowerment in Cybersecurity."

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