The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) hosted a two-day forum on cyber security strategies on 26-27 January 2022.
The workshop, which aims to take a closer look at the evolving cyber threat landscape, was held at the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Pavilion at Expo 2020 - Dubai.
Eng. Ahmed Al Ebrahim, GCCIA CEO, said: “The GCCIA is pleased to host this workshop on cyber security strategies. As Operational Technology (OT) environments continue to converge with IT networks, the need to secure these technologies to support continuous uptime and safety, has never been more critical mainly for business leaders in the oil & gas, chemical, healthcare, mining, utility, and other critical industries.”
With the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, it is essential to understand the attack vectors, identify potential risks and challenges involved with industrial control systems (ICS) design to preserve ICS normal operations.
The workshop helps attendees gain a better understanding on the current threats targeting OT and highlight some control mechanisms of modern malware landscape. It will stress some of the complication in protecting ICS besides covering the impact of outdated technology usage.
This workshop brings together some of the brightest minds in the industry, uniting OT security leaders for 2 days of insight building, strategy planning, and expert knowledge exchange.
“The exciting two-day forum is attended by some of the world’s leading speakers in the field of cyber security. We, at GCCIA, are pleased to be joined by a distinguished panel of cyber security experts -- all coming together to help give us their insights and perspectives on the continuously growing cyber security industry and how we can reinforce MENA region's leading position within the industry,” noted Ebrahim.