New GCC cybersecurity platform

MANAMA: The GCC yesterday launched a cybersecurity platform for analysing malware, as part of its efforts to ensure security and information protection.

The decision was taken at a meeting, held remotely, of the GCC eGovernment Ministerial Committee meeting.

Information & eGovernment Authority chief executive Mohammed Al Qaed was deputed by Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa to take part in the meeting, organised by the GCC General Secretariat in Riyadh.

Ministers, chief executives and director generals of GCC eGovernment programmes attended.

The cybersecurity platform is a joint project prepared by the GCC Committee of National Centres for Computer Emergency Response Team.

On the agenda of the meeting was a range of topics, including reviews of joint and proposed initiatives. They also discussed the progress of the GCC Pilot eGovernment Strategy, approving the proposed recommendations.

The committee also reviewed two initiatives by Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud aimed at providing cyber-protection for children and empowering women in the field of cyber-security.

The meeting reviewed the progress of a previous decision to prepare and develop information security curricula, which was presented to the members of the GCC Ministerial Committee for Education, who were thanked for their speedy response and follow up of the matter.




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