KSA to launch national cyber protection project

Updated 16 March 2014
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KSA to launch national cyber protection project

The government will soon launch a national project to protect the country from increasing cyber attacks, which is currently costing companies billions of riyals every year.
Haitham Abu Aisha, chairman of the communication information and technology committee at the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry and chief executive officer of Sahara Net, made the announcement here recently at the firm’s annual meeting.
He said the project, the first of its kind in the Kingdom, would bring together government and private sector technology partners. Once participants complete the initial planning, the project would be submitted to the relevant government security agencies for final approval.
Abu Aisha said the meeting discussed various strategic issues, including training more Saudi graduates in communication and information security.
Qais Al-Esaa, a specialist in information security and deputy chief executive officer of Sahara Net, said that the first stage of the project would ensure that all government websites are hosted in the Kingdom by the same agency through an accredited provider licensed by Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

Updated 27 min 27 sec ago

Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.