MENA ISC 2022 to spotlight risks of cyberattacks on critical network infrastructure: IT, OT, and IoT

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MENA ISC 2022 to spotlight risks of cyberattacks on critical network infrastructure: IT, OT, and IoT

Riyadh:

The Middle East and North Africa Information Security Conference #MENAISC2022 by VirtuPort, themed “Cyber Fusion - Converging Cyber Intel: Critical Network Infrastructure IT, OT, and IoT,” will be convened in-person this year – after being successfully held virtually for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Samir Omar, CEO of VirtuPort in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and USA said the 10th edition of the MENAISC2022 addresses important topics aligned with Vision 2030 including enabling secure digital transformation and a focus on the human capital development of nationals as well as the women empowerment in Cybersecurity. It will focus on supporting companies and government agencies tasked with the protection of critical network infrastructure to reduce the risks of cyberattacks.

Samir Omar is a veteran in the cybersecurity industry who has expansive experience spanning 25 years. Through his global experience, he worked with government agencies, financial institutions, and telecommunications companies providing security and risk management solutions and expertise.

Omar highlighted the importance of the timing of the conference, which will be held in Riyadh on Sept. 6-7, 2022, as it coincides with an unprecedented surge in cyberattacks targeting the infrastructure of many countries posing a threat to 12 vital infrastructure sectors.

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