A review of the Saudi model for strengthening cybersecurity resilience


The Kingdom reviewed the Saudi model; To enhance the resilience of cybersecurity, during the meeting of the ITU Council Working Group on international public policy issues related to the Internet, in the presence of His Excellency the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union Houlin Zhao, his deputy Malcolm Johnson, and a number of representatives of the ITU member states.

During the meeting of the member states, the Kingdom shared the Saudi model for strengthening the resilience of cybersecurity during the year of its presidency of the G20, and the hypothetical summit of the Twenty Leaders, in which the Kingdom, represented by the National Cybersecurity Authority, was keen to develop the model, as a comprehensive reference for the countries that would chair the G20 in the future. All major conference organizers alike.

The Deputy Governor of the Authority for the Policies and Regulations Sector at the National Authority for Cyber ​​Security, Bin Fahd Al-Rabdi, explained that the model is based on two levels; First, it aims to strengthen the resilience of cybersecurity during the year of the presidency of the Group of Twenty, and the second is to strengthen the resilience of cybersecurity for the virtual summit of leaders, and each level is based on four axes; The focus of program governance, cybersecurity assessments, cyber operations, cyber awareness and exercises.

He indicated that the model contributed to holding the G20 summit in a safe and reliable situation. Which was very important; To ensure the success of the presidential year, taking into account the magnitude of the event, and that most of its meetings are held virtually during the presidential year, due to the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The participants in the meeting praised the Saudi model for strengthening the resilience of cybersecurity, and its contribution to holding this important event safely and reliably.

It is noteworthy that the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, the international agency specialized in the United Nations for communication and information technology, and the Council’s working group is an international platform for governments It discusses international public policy issues related to the Internet, and prepares the necessary decisions or recommendations regarding them.

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