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Oman’s 2nd National Cyber Drill kicks off

The drill to feature incident response framework including incidents types and classifications

The Information Technology Authority represented by Oman National CERT organized the 2nd National Cyber Drill at the Crown Plaza Hotel – Muscat and will continue from the period of 27th to 29th December, 2015.

A number of experts and specialists from various government entities as well as national infrastructure organizations including representatives from financial, telecommunications, transport, education, ICT providers and Oil and Gas sectors.

Topics and discussions of the workshop for the first two days of the drill to begin with an overview on realities of today cybersecurity landscape, tools, techniques, and threats utilized by cybercriminals, focusing mainly on the theoretical part.

The drill to feature incident response framework including incidents types and classifications as well as process and methodology in which hands-on-exercise on information gathering and threat analysis to conclude the agenda of the first day. An array of various topics to be also covered including incident handling (SPAM), Phishing, Malware and Web defacement with a practical exercise at the end.

At the third and last day of the drill, a practical exercise on the mentioned topics to be carried out exposing participants to various scenarios based on case studies and real-life situations, which provides them with an opportunity to test their skills and knowledge in responding to such attacks.