Global Cybersecurity Forum Kicks Off in Riyadh

05.02.2020 KSA
Global Cybersecurity Forum Kicks Off in Riyadh

Global Cybersecurity Forum Kicks Off in Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia’s National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) is hosting the first-of-its-kind Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF) in the Kindgom’s capital Riyadh.

Held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the two-day event is taking place on 4 to 5 February 2020.

With 1,200 Delegates, over 100 Speakers and 50 Sessions, the Global Cybersecurity Forum is a catalyst platform designed to create a more resilient and better cyberworld for all.

By facilitating multi stakeholder global dialogue, the GCF will shape the conversation on cybersecurity and create the foundations for greater cyber resilience, capacity and management of the threat landscape.

The GCF will highlight and enable discussions on investment and economic opportunities created within the cybersecurity industry. It will also serve to create an action-oriented roadmap that sets the stage for cybersecurity in the 21st century.

Across two agenda-setting days, the GCF plenary sessions are organized around five major themes affecting the future of cybersecurity:

  • Cyber Threats And Resilience
  • Cyber Industry
  • Cyber Culture
  • Cyber Disruption
  • Cyber International Collaboration

The Forum is bringing together a range of decision makers and experts from government, business, and academia, as well as investors and representatives of international organizations to address cyber opportunities, challenges, threats and risks.

The discussions aim to strengthen international collaboration, facilitate the launch of both national and international initiatives to create a secure and prosperous cyberworld as well as develop domestic capabilities in support of Vision 2030.

The event reflects the rising importance of cybersecurity in today’s international business environment, as emphasized in HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s speech at this year’s G-20 Osaka Summit. The event also coincides with Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the upcoming G-20 Summit in Riyadh, as well as major investment projects under Vision 2030.

According to the Global Cybersecurity Index issued by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Saudi Arabia is ranked as the top Arab nation and 13th in the world for its commitment to cybersecurity.

The Forum will highlight Saudi Arabia’s current and future initiatives that aim at creating a secure cyberspace that enables growth and prosperity. The forum will also leverage the local and global economic opportunities presented by rapid technological changes to establish a globe-leading cybersecurity industry.


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