First-of-its-kind Global Cybersecurity Forum to kick off in Saudi Arabia

The conference aims to develop the cybersecurity sector in the Kingdom. (File: Reuters)
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Updated 03 February 2020

First-of-its-kind Global Cybersecurity Forum to kick off in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: More than 140 speakers are set to participate in Saudi Arabia’s Global Cybersecurity Forum, which will kick off in Riyadh on Tuesday to address global cyber opportunities and challenges.

The event, considered the first-of-its-kind, will be inaugurated on Tuesday under the patronage of King Salman at the Ritz Carlton from Feb. 4- 5.

The speakers, including 1,200 cybersecurity experts from 63 different countries, will take part in the forum, attended by well-known global cybersecurity companies.The conference aims to develop the cybersecurity sector in the Kingdom. 

Across two days more than 50 sessions will take place aiming to strengthen international collaboration and facilitate the launch of both national and international initiatives to create a secure and prosperous cyber world.

The speakers include a number of ministers and leaders of government agencies for cybersecurity in addition to a number of leaders of international organizations in this field. 


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  • The health ministry said 806 more people have recovered from the virus
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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 32 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1,975 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 675 were recorded in Riyadh, 286 in Makkah, 259 in Jeddah, 124 in Madinah and 112 in Hufof.
The health ministry added that 806 more people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 68,965.
A total of 611 people have died of the disease in the Kingdom so far.
Health minister Dr. Tawfiq Rabiah urged all citizens and residents earlier this week to wear a mask to help stop the spread of the virus.
“The transmission of COVID-19 will be significantly reduced If everyone commits to wearing a mask when leaving their homes. We urge you to comply with healthy precautionary measures, and ask that you remind those who do not adhere,” he said.