The Information Technology Authority’s Oman National CERT is chairing the 7th OIC-CERT Annual General Meeting and Conference hosted by Cybersecurity Malaysia from 6th to 10th September under the theme “Bridging the World – Go Cyber Green”.
As Oman National CERT being the chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation- CERT (OIC-CERT), the event witnesses more than 25 member countries from Asia pacific region and 57 member countries of OIC-CERT to participate and share experiences addressing common issues.
Eng. Badar AL Salehi, the chairman of the OIC-CERT, emphasizes on the importance of this unique event bringing two regional platforms together to address such an emerging and fast growing issue of cybercrime and cyber security.
“We are very proud as the chair of OIC-CERT that the cyber security strategy and business plan developed by Oman CERT for the OIC-CERT which has taken OIC-CERT into a more focused and strategized program and initiative addressing cyber security from various aspects including organizational structure, legal and regulatory aspects, capacity building, cyber security awareness and promotion of OIC-CERT and regional and international cooperation.” Al Salhi said.
The 5 day conference this year features the collaboration of two international platforms, APCERT and OIC CERT under a single umbrella. This will provide the opportunity for information security professionals of both platforms to meet and have synergistic activities towards enhancing cyber security and cross border initiatives. Therefore, this event offers possible partnerships and collaboration pertaining to cyber security and in creating resiliency in the cyber space.
OIC/CERT was established to encourage and support the teams of member countries, seeking to strengthen the relationship between National CERTs in member countries, support data exchange, prevent and fight electronic terrorism and cyber-attacks, promote learning and awareness programs, and elevate the level of cooperation in technological research and development.