Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Naif Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf has stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation on cybersecurity, which is the most important pillar for the protection and safety of data and information.
This came during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the GCC General Secretariat and the Kingdom's National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) at the authority's headquarters in Riyadh on Tuesday.
Al-Hajraf highlighted the keenness of the GCC General Secretariat to establish partnerships with the GCC, regional and international bodies to benefit from various expertise, in response to future challenges.
He said that such challenges require intensifying efforts in the field of cybersecurity, building strong technological systems, enhancing specialized human capacities, and protecting information and the development of plans to avoid cyber security incidents.
He also praised the pioneering role of NCA in the Kingdom.