Saudi Arabia’s National Cybersecurity Authority announced that it has decided to postpone holding the Global Cybersecurity Forum 2022, previously scheduled to be held in Riyadh, under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, from 1 to 2 February 2022, citing anti-coronavirus pandemic precautions.
The authority said that changing the date of the international forum comes out of concern for safety of the speakers and participants, and as part of the precautionary efforts exerted at the international level to contain the (COVID-19) pandemic. It added that it will announce later the new scheduled date for the forum.
In another development, the Saudi Ministry of Interior has completed its preparations to host the joint tactical drill for the security services of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States under the slogan “Arab Gulf Security 3” in the Eastern region, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The exercise is being held according to the decision of the GCC Ministers of Interior at their 37th meeting.
The exercise also aims to strengthen the bonds of cooperation among the GCC countries in the security field and raise the level of coordination and the readiness of the security services to confront crises and emergencies in addition to addressing all threats and risks facing the Arab Gulf region.