Cyber security summit kicks off

A panel discussion at the World Cyber Security Summit in Amman. (Photo: Razan Abdelhadi/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Under the patronage of Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh, the 17th edition of the World Cyber Security Summit kicked off Monday at the Ritz-Carlton, Amman.اضافة اعلان

The two-day summit, being held for the first time in Jordan, includes multiple workshops and panel discussions. It brings together more than 200 participants from several Arab and foreign countries.

It targets institutions specialized in enacting legislation that serve cyber activities and aims to network between information systems and security experts with important companies in this sector, in addition to networking between the public and private sectors.

The gathering revolves around informing participants of the latest methods and techniques of information protection, especially because technology has become an important part in all sectors and is not limited to a specific sector.

Cyber security experts spoke about the most significant gaps and loopholes users face through social networking sites, and the most important techniques and methodologies used by international companies to protect data.

On the fringes of the summit, several agreements were concluded between leading companies in cyber security and the Jordan Cyber security Awareness Association (JOCSA).

According to the executive director at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum, Fadi Al-Daoud, an important agreement was signed between JOCSA and TAG Knowledge Forum.

“The agreement aims to educate and train young people in cybersecurity, and to reach the largest possible number of young people in order to empower them and increase their awareness and skills in this important field,” Daoud told Jordan News.

“There is no doubt that any event that highlights cyber security is a very important event, especially in light of the efforts made by this summit in networking between emerging and large companies and workers in the sector to exchange experiences and even market the services and products provided in this field,” he said.

Mohammad Al-Thneibat, a maintenance and sales engineer at the Arab Tech Surveillance & Security, told Jordan News that the summit “allowed us to display the modern surveillance cameras that we supply to many institutions, factories and schools.”

He stressed the importance of keeping pace with developments in the field of cybersecurity and data protection. “We seek to provide our clients the best technologies, especially as technology has become an important part of our lives and has become an essential part in all sectors,” he noted.

The summit’s agenda said that at the conclusion of meetings, there will be important and fruitful outputs and recommendations in the field of cybersecurity.

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