Keeping up with the growing demand for cybersecurity and responding to the market's need for digital transformation
In the presence of His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Khaled Abdallah Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of stc., Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Engineer Abdallah Al-Sawaha, His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al-Adba, Governor of the National Cybersecurity Authority, and Dr. Mohamed Tam, Governor of the Communications and A of the Information, and a number of Depend. This is in order to keep pace with the growing demand for digital services in parallel with the "dare" strategy of digitization and growth in new paths, and the goals of Vision 2030, particularly in the exceptional circumstances of the world, because many companies and government agencies have resorted to digital solutions to their business continuity.
On this occasion, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Technology and Cybersecurity Company and the Senior Deputy Technical and Operating Sector of stc. Engineer Haytham bin Mohamed Al Faraj explained that the company's vision was to create a reliable platform for the digital economy with leading cyber security capabilities on a global level to enable and protect critical economic infrastructure and government and private services.
Al Faraj stated that the company proceeds with a wide range of innovative services and managed solutions in the cybersecurity world, including the provision of services to protect against denial attacks through the largest platform built in the Kingdom and the region, which reaches more than 1.5 TT of capacity. It also provides local and managed services to detect gaps, adhere to security controls, secure e-mail and secure browsing with the best platforms of leading techniques for many years, according to the Gartner World Research Centre. The services of the more advanced Cybersecurity Operations Centre and orbiting with capable national capabilities, the highest level of professionalism and global best practices for monitoring, responding to and protecting against advanced cyberattacks, are supported by advanced and integrated cyber incident response and processing platforms and services and proactive digital intelligence research. One of the company's strategic objectives is to promote the development of young national competencies in state-of-the-art cybersecurity techniques and expertise.
For his part, the chief executive of the Advanced Technology and Cybersecurity Company, the engineer Fahad Al-Jatili, said that the establishment of the new company reflected the importance of cybersecurity services. The cybersecurity sector was a promising and rapidly growing sector in the Kingdom and the world.
Researchers estimate that cybercrime will cost the world an estimated $6 trillion in 2021, and the world faces a cyber attack every 39 seconds, where attackers use emails and websites as means to attack and hunt their victims, as well as making it easier for them to do blocking attacks and ransom attacks to use modern technologies, such as digital currency and artificial intelligence tools, FinTech, which will be financial technologies. According to experts, the world faces an estimated 3.5 million shortages in 2021.
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