Saudi Arabia signs 4 cybersecurity MoUs at GCF

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia signs Cybersecurity MoUs
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Saudi Arabia’s National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) has signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in cybersecurity with national bodies in Qatar, Romania, Spain, and Kuwait on the sidelines of the third edition of the Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF).

The MoUs were signed between the Saudi NCA and Qatar’s National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA), Romania’s National Cyber Security Directorate (DNSC), the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE), and Kuwait’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC).

According to the statement, the MoUs intend enhance to joint cooperation in cybersecurity between the brotherly countries.

In a statement, Kuwait’s Head of the National Center for Cybersecurity, Maj Gen Mohammad Bouarki said that this MoU between Saudi and Kuwait is aimed at opening broad horizons for transferring knowledge and sharing experiences in the cybersecurity field between the two sides, stressing the importance of cooperation in the field to better counter cyberattacks.

The 2023 edition of the Global Cybersecurity Forum, held in Riyadh under the theme “Charting Shared Priorities in Cyberspace,” concluded with heavy global participation, including 150 high-level speakers and attendees from 120 countries.

The two-day GCF served as a platform for discussing strategic orientations and crucial international issues in the cyberspace domain. The forum featured 35 discussion sessions, attended by decision-makers, CEOs, and senior officials from the public and private sectors at both the local and international levels.

Participants from around the world engaged in dialogue on cooperation and unified efforts in cybersecurity and also discussed maximizing opportunities, transferring knowledge, and enhancing human and technical capabilities in the sector.

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