Middle East Business: Mena ISC to discuss cyberattacks on network infrastructure – Gulf Digital News

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Middle East Business: Mena ISC to discuss cyberattacks on network infrastructure – Gulf Digital News

Mena ISC 2022, a major cybersecurity conference upcoming in Riyadh, will host sessions focusing on the rising cyberattacks on network infrastructure in countries around the world, posing a significant threat to the economies of these countries.

The conference is being held in September under the theme "Cyber Fusion: Converging Cyber Intel: Critical Network Infrastructure IT, OT, and IoT."

Samir Omar, CEO of VirtuPort, said the 10th edition of the conference aims to generate an effective dialogue between C-Level executives, directors, and global cybersecurity experts with rich experiences in developing strategies and cybersecurity techniques for the benefit of digital transformation and technological advancements.

He stressed the importance of the conference for the Kingdom, especially as it is the largest market for information and communication technology in the Middle East and North Africa region.

“The Saudi ICT market has been witnessing steady growth since the launch of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. This makes the IT infrastructure in the public and private sectors vulnerable to cyberattacks, where these attacks cause great damage to the economy and various sectors,” Omar said.

CyberKnight stated that 88% of organizations in Saudi Arabia have reported some form of an attempted ransomware attack, according to a study by Grant Thornton KSA a relatively

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