The event will be hosted by Information Technology Authority of Oman and Oman National CERT and organised by ITU-Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre in collaboration with White Paper Summits and Nispana Innovative Platforms.
The 2017 edition will cover a range of topics, highlighting the current trends and future threats which are affecting organisations and business effectiveness.
Speaking at a press conference at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, on Tuesday, Eng Badar al Salehi, director general, Oman National CERT, and head of ITU Regional Cyber Security Centre, Oman, said, “RCSS will bring over 350 attendees from across the Middle East to form new partnerships, discuss new policies and identify latest technologies to combat cyberthreats. The premium two-day summit will also host and engage the most promising and emerging regional and global firms from critical national infrastructure sectors including energy and utilities, defence and aviation, financial institutions, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing and government institutions.
“The event’s format will feature keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions and technology showcases and demos.”
He added, “Cyberthreats are constantly evolving and threatening to affect global organisations in their day-to-day activities. In a view to tackling such threats, the cost of implementing IT security solutions has significantly increased and expected to reach US$101bn in 2018 globally (Gartner). Middle East and North Africa spending on cybersecurity technology and services is on pace to reach US$13.43bn by 2019.
“With the advent of digitisation among the countries of the Middle East and growing exposure to the risk of cyberattacks, governments have now directed their focus more on cybersecurity.”