70 Omani government bodies to take part in drill on cybersecurity

The drill, titled - “Malware and the dark Internet: the constant threat” will be held with the participation of over 70 government entities

  
Muscat: To enhance cybersecurity readiness of government entities in tackling cyber-attacks, the Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by Oman’s National Cybersecurity Readiness Teams (CERTS), will organise the fifth National Cybersecurity Drill from September 9-11.

The drill, titled - “Malware and the dark Internet: the constant threat” will be held with the participation of over 70 government entities and other critical infrastructure sector units.

In a statement, ITA said, “The event seeks to build human national capabilities of government entities and national critical infrastructure of the Sultanate, to handle all kinds of cybersecurity incidents and to enhance their readiness and preparedness to respond to these incidents.

“Additionally, this drill aims at enhancing coordination and cooperation between ITA’s CERT and different government and private entities in all sectors.”

 
It added: “The three-day national drill includes implementing a number of scenarios for simulating some cybersecurity threats and how they can be tackled through Cybersecurity Readiness Teams “CERTS”, as well as measuring the response rate between participating teams to ensure the continuation of joint efforts to address cyber threats. “

 

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