Oman: The ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center (ITU-ARCC) and Huawei signed an agreement to jointly promote public-private partnerships (PPP) in cybersecurity. A cooperation agreement was signed by the Faculty of Engineering. Mr. Badal Al-Salehi, Head of Oman National CERT and Head of ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center (ITU-ARCC) and Mr. Shun Li Wang, Vice President of Middle East and Central Asia Huawei representing ITU-ARCC (Oman at COMEX 2023) Official Technology, Communications, Innovation) and Digital Transformation Show.
The signing of this (ToR) is between the regional cybersecurity organization ITU-ARCC and global ICT leader Huawei to facilitate cybersecurity knowledge transfer, best practice sharing and capacity building in the Arab world. It marks a new era of cooperation between the two countries.
The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation among Arab cybersecurity professionals to effectively address threats and incident response in cyberspace. It also aims to foster an open, mutually beneficial and neutral cybersecurity ecosystem through comprehensive public-private partnerships. Additionally, the two organizations aim to jointly support efforts to establish a secure, prosperous and sustainable Arab digital economy ecosystem.
Regarding the role of agreements in supporting cybersecurity, Eng. Badal Al-Salehi said, “The cybersecurity market has shown steady growth, reaching more than $270 billion and is expected to reach $600 billion by 2025.” The agreement is in line with the Regional Cyber Security Week launched by the Sultanate last November and aims to develop the cyber security industry in the Arab countries.”
“Cyber defense is truly a team sport, where all stakeholders have a role to play in protecting ICT infrastructure,” said Aloysius Chan, Huawei Middle East and Central Asia CSO. , it is impossible to deploy one solution that fits all cybersecurity scenarios, and we need a unified standard.” “This is a technical measure that covers the entire cybersecurity ecosystem. With that in mind, Huawei has partnered with the ITU-ARCC to provide safe and reliable products, solutions, and services for cyber security. We are honored to support their efforts to address security challenges.”
The ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center (ITU-ARCC) was established in December 2012 as a joint effort by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the State of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology. Build a more secure and supportive cybersecurity environment in the Arab region and strengthen the ITU’s role in building trust and security in the use of information and communication technologies in the region. In line with the goals of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA), ITU-ARCC will act as the ITU’s cybersecurity hub in the region, localizing and coordinating cybersecurity efforts. ITU-ARCC is hosted, managed and operated by the Oman National CERT (OCERT).
Huawei believes that cybersecurity and privacy are common challenges faced by all stakeholders, including governments, industry and standards bodies, enterprises, technology suppliers, and consumers. Huawei actively collaborates with governments, customers, and industry partners to address cybersecurity and privacy challenges, thereby treating cybersecurity as a team sport and creating an open and collaborative environment that fosters innovation and transparency. reinforces the need to maintain Through these efforts, Huawei advocates that cybersecurity is seen as the key to protecting our digital assets and leveraging them to support our business.
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