GCC Digital Security Forum ends with call for cooperation
06 Feb 2014 - 6:29
Ghada El Rassi, Chief Executive Officer, MEEZA, addressing the concluding session yesterday.
Doha: The first GCC Digital Security Forum organised by MEEZA in collaboration with Al Iktissad Wal Aamal under the patronage of Information and Communication Technology Minister H E Dr Hessa Sultan Al Jaber concluded at the St Regis Hotel yesterday.
Delegates and participants agreed that the only way to tackle digital security issues is by fostering cooperation and better understanding of the threat.
Opening the second day of the forum, Ghada El Rassi, Chief Executive Officer, MEEZA, said the forum is just the beginning of an initiative to create awareness and bolster collaboration among all stakeholders to cope with the growing challenge of digital security.
“This is the time to act, and each of you will have to act differently and start thinking on how you can defend your organisations and homes from digital threat.
“This forum is not for deals but to raise awareness.
“We should not think that providing digital security is the prerogative of only IT security providers, rather it should be on everyone’s agenda to defend themselves from these threats.
“Nobody can deny the fact that we are all using technology and, therefore, it becomes necessary that we realise the importance of defending ourselves from cyber threat,” she said.
The second day included three interactive sessions and with a live penetration testing by MEEZA.
During the session, panellist shared informative and exciting facts on new trends and solutions to digital threats.
More than 500 delegates representing governments and companies from 15 countries in the Gulf and beyond discussed digital security issues of vital importance to governments and companies in Qatar and the Gulf.