ICSC to discuss Saudi cybersecurity
International Cyber Security Conference to be held in Riyadh in February
Riyadh will host the second annual International Cyber Security Conference (ICSC) endorsed by His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in February next year.
The conference will highlight the importance of cybersecurity awareness and effective security solutions to counter threats to the Kingdom. Saudi cyber security market is projected to grow nearly 60% to $3.48 billion by 2019.
The conference, which runs from 27-28th February, will be officially opened by the Assistant Minister of Interior for Technology Affairs.
The two-day conference will host over 1,000 delegates from different industry verticals and will be grouped into three main categories: VVIPs, industry drivers and future shapers.
Organised by the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), representative of the Ministry of Interior, in partnership with business facilitator Naseba, the conference will be officially opened by His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Bandar bin Abdullah Al Mishari Al Saud, the Assistant Minister of Interior for Technology Affairs.
"The conference will provide stakeholders with strategic tools to protect the Kingdom's critical infrastructure and sensitive data, in addition to introducing them to leading solution providers," said Dr. Abbad AlAbbad, the Executive Director of Strategic Development & Communication at the National Cyber Security Centre. "At a time when cyber threats are constantly evolving, we need practical solutions for threat mitigation, as well as the knowledge required to effectively deploy these solutions."
The conference will address the current future cyber security challenges affecting the Kingdom and the region; highlight solutions and opportunities in the cyber security sector; foster networking and collaboration; and facilitate transactions, partnerships and deals between key stakeholders and vendors.
"The International Cyber Security Conference" is another chapter in Naseba's continuous contribution to the economic and technological development in Saudi Arabia, and we are honoured to be partnering with some of the region's leading organisations to promote cyber security and technological innovation" said Nicholas Watson, Managing Director at Naseba.
Leading national organisations will be invited to sponsor the conference and support the Kingdom's fight against cybercrimes, in addition to national and international companies providing cyber security solutions, services, products, training and consultancy.