e-Crime & Cybersecurity Middle East Summit 2021
Event submitted on Saturday, August 28th 2021, approved by Content Team ✓
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Highly recommended Cybersecurity Conferences in Saudi Arabia – especially for those interested in combatting cybercrime.
Conference Event Summary
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The lack of a formal set of regulations around cybersecurity has always been a challenge for CISOs. Unable to quantify cyber-risk, and lacking a mandatory set of standards, security budgets have tended to rise after incidents and then fall as the memory of problems recedes.
So, it matters that Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has just announced the implementation of a regulatory framework for service providers in the communications, IT, and postal services sectors.
The framework, in the region’s largest economy, contains a comprehensive set of cybersecurity requirements and controls and seeks to ensure the implementation of adequate cybersecurity measures following the best international practices. It also requires the adoption of a risk management methodology and the fulfillment of all cybersecurity requirements by service providers to enable them to deal with cyber threats effectively.
This initiative mirrors other global developments. An updated EU Cybersecurity Act introduces an EU-wide cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products, services, and processes. The UK has announced a new law to make sure virtually all smart devices meet new requirements. And banking regulators in the UK, Europe, and the US are targeting cybersecurity as part of the broader drive for operational resilience. Middle Eastern regulators are following suit.
The e-Crime & Cybersecurity Congress for the Middle East will take place online and will look at how accelerated digitalization requires a new kind of security. Join our real-life case studies and in-depth technical sessions from the security and privacy teams at some of the world’s most admired brands.