In the presence of HE Minister of Transport and Communications Mr. Jassim Saif Al Sulaiti and a number of officials, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) organized the 8th National Cybersecurity Drill "STAR-8" yesterday, in continuation of the series of annual national cybersecurity drills MOTC's Cybersecurity Sector has started since 2013. This is with the aim of raising State entities' preparedness and efficiency to address and handle cyberattacks.
Under the theme: "Defending the Nation: Know Yourself," this year's edition of the drill, held remotely in line with the precautionary measures to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19), tackled fundamental technological topics. These topics are, for example, the security-wise designing of technologies and the necessary protection mechanisms by modeling the cyberthreats that institutions encounter and, therefore, working on stopping them and helping the institutions to better understand to what extent their defenses are ready to address lurking cyberattacks.
The cybersecurity drill launched by MOTC's Cybersecurity Sector annually comes within the framework of achieving the objectives of the National Cybersecurity Strategy, in terms of improving and sharpening the national capacity in cybersecurity by developing and retaining professional workforces operating in this field, and boosting preparedness and cyberattacks response, resolving them and recovering from them. This happens through showing cooperation, exchanging information in a timely manner and taking the necessary measures.
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