64 specialists take part in National Cybersecurity Drill

Muscat - 

The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by Oman National CERT, concluded on Wednesday the fourth National Cybersecurity Drill.

The three-day event was held with the participation of 64 cybersecurity specialists from 34 government and private entities from various national critical sectors including finance, telecommunication, energy, government, oil & gas, transportation, aviation and health amongst others, stated a press release.

The National Cybersecurity Drill was conducted to expose the participants from cybersecurity field including incident response teams to various scenarios based on case studies and real-life situations, which provided them with an opportunity to test their skills and knowledge in responding to attacks.

The objective of the drill was to enhance communication, team work, and participating teams’ incident response capabilities to ensure continued collective efforts against cyberthreats.

The drill discussed a number of topics including analysing incidents related to data leakage, Windows digital forensics analysis, network data analysis, website hacking etc.

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