Cyber security has become the most important requirement for the stability of countries, as it is mainly based on protecting systems, networks and programs from digital attacks, which usually aim to access, change or destroy sensitive information, extort money from users, or boycott business operations.
The government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, paid much attention to this aspect, translated by agreeing to the establishment of the National Cybersecurity Authority, which is competent in cyber security in the Kingdom, and is interested in its affairs, as well as increasing the number of national cadres qualified to operate it, and have an independent personality, and are directly linked to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
The International Forum on Cyber Security, whose activities have kicked off in Riyadh this morning, is a continuation of government efforts to indigenize global experiences in all components of cyber security.
The forum is one of the largest forums concerned with cyber security, as it brings together more than 1200 prominent decision makers, experts and corporate leaders concerned in this field.
It also sees the participation of a group of prominent speakers around the world, including leaders of government and international bodies concerned with cyber security and other relevant sectors and a host of researchers and academicians.
They are all aim to discuss cyber challenges and dangers, and explore economic and developmental opportunities in the cyber security sector.
This event coincides with the Kingdom's presidency of the Group of Twenty and will play a pivotal role in promoting international cooperation in this area.