AMMAN: The first cyber security summit held in Amman kicked off Monday with the participation of Kuwait to discuss a range of key global cyber security topics. Kuwait is represented by the Head of the National Cybersecurity Center, Major General Retired Engineer Mohammad Bouarki, Parliament MPs, and Members of the Arab Parliament Dr. Mohammad Al-Huwilah, Khaled Al-Mounes, and Hamdan Al-Azmi. Speaking to KUNA, Bouarki said that cyber security is now a way of life and is a personal responsibility, especially since the danger of cyber security is now a reality that requires economic digital protection via establishing a secure environment in Kuwait enhanced by the experience of other countries.
He stressed the importance of the center’s participation in such events, which elevates its expertise by exchanging ideas and experiences with other countries in this field. In his opening speech, Head of the Jordan National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Bassam Maharmeh, said that the summit will discuss issues on cyber policies and strategies, cooperation mechanisms to confront international cyber risks and threats that countries and societies face, as well as learn about countries’ related expertise and progress in achieving cybersecurity and digital safety.
On his part, Speaker of the Arab Parliament Adel Al-Asoomi said that the Arab Parliament pays great interest in cyber security since it is attached to the digital economy and its vast spread globally, making it a governmental priority and an inevitable protection tool organized by new legislation and qualified entities to enhance the balance between protection of freedom and cyber attacks.
The summit, which is held under the patronage of Jordan Crown Prince Hussein, will focus on cloud security solutions, virus and malware protection, threat detection tools, security analytics, identity access management services, fraud prevention, and penetration testing. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Palestine, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait are participating in the summit to discuss local and international legal issues on data protection and the significant impact of artificial intelligence on cybersecurity. - KUNA