In February 2020, the National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) is organizing a two-day international forum for cybersecurity in Riyadh, in its first edition.
The forum aims to explore new horizons for international cooperation in the field of cybersecurity, which is an opportunity for international initiatives formulation and exchange of experiences among countries in this critical area, highlighting the efforts to enhance cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the NCA and in cooperation with all sectors. The forum helps to building national capacities, developing the Saudi cybersecurity sector, encouraging investment and innovation in it, and highlighting the various national efforts in this sector to contribute to achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Senior officials in government and private sectors from inside and outside the Kingdom to attend the forum, in addition to a number of prominent academics, decision makers, investors, and leaders of a number of international organizations.
This to discuss a number of key themes related to facing the challenges, threats and risks of cybersecurity, raising the level of international cooperation in this area, and exploring opportunities to address those challenges, as well as the development of the local and global cybersecurity industry, and the stimulation of launching national and international initiatives to enhance cybersecurity.
The forum comes in conjunction with the Kingdom’s presidency of the G-20 for 2020, and the Kingdom’s huge investment and technical projects under the vision of the Kingdom of 2030; It also comes with the growing importance of cybersecurity and the major transformations witnessed at the global level, as confirmed by Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman, at the summit of leaders of the Group of 20 held in Osaka, Japan last June.
This forum coincides with the great Saudi efforts exerted to enhance its cybersecurity, and to reach a Saudi cyberspace that achieves the highest standards of security and international reliability.
The Forum supports the investment of the numerous economic and development opportunities offered by the rapid technological changes, those efforts led to the Kingdom’s achievement of the 13rd position in the recent Global Cybersecurity Index issued by the International Telecommunication Union, among other 175 countries, and was ranked first in the Arab countries.