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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR SOCIETY AGAINST CYBERCRIMES

The number of cyber-attacks has been increased and the need to extend effort to the fight against cybercrimes is strongly recommended. I have mentioned in one of the article that can be "READ HERE" advising companies to strengthen cybersecurity. We have seen India PM recently addressing loudly cybersecurity issues in one of the event taken place in India as it can be "READ HERE"

On Monday 2nd March 2015, security experts emphasized again the need for collaboration in order to protect society against cyber-attacks during the 6th annual Cyber Defense Summit in Riyadh.

“Cyber security is no longer just an information technology priority. It must be addressed at the broad level,” said Yesser Deputy Director General Ahmad Al-Khiary.
Al-Khiary, also the current CEO of (ITS) 2, noted the importance of protecting critical infrastructure and sensitive information in Saudi Arabia.

“We must address the issue collectively to arrive at feasible protective measures,” he said.

Another expert, Tareque Choudhury of BT Global Services, spoke on the occasion, defining critical assets and the role of chief security officers by giving examples of how private and public Saudi organizations can protect and preserve themselves.
He also shared some of the lessons learned from the BT cyber security team, which was deployed to defend the London Olympics in 2012 from any malicious cyber-attacks.

“A lack of cyber protection has had catastrophic results. For example, hackers stole 40 million debit and credit card numbers from retailer ‘Target’s’ data banks, as well as the personal data of as many as 70 million customers,” he said.


Ray Kafity, vice president of META region at FireEye, added “We are now dealing with Generation Y Threats and as we progress, the threats will keep on becoming more complex and difficult to detect. With the threats being innovative, the cyber security has to keep up and be forward thinking and proactive.”

Eric J. Eifert, SVP of Cyber Security Solutions at Man Tech, said “One critical aspect which many fail to address is the internal threats due to a lack of awareness.”
He added that “this needs to be addressed carefully when developing cyber security. Employee training and standardization of internal laws and regulations is something that should be mandatory.”

He said an important method for combatting cyber threats is to first highlight the key security challenges, and to then present solutions to meet these issues through effective planning and through the simultaneous application of innovative hardware and software security solutions.


I call upon other nation to work hard making sure we pull things together and come up with the best solution to the cybercrimes related problem which keeps on increasing each day.