Bahrain to host Arab International Cybersecurity Summit in December

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Manama, Sept. 25 (BNA): Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the kingdom will host the Arab International Cybersecurity Summit (AICS),


Held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre on December 6-8, the event will attract a wide range of participants from various countries.


On the occasion, National Security Advisor, Royal Guard Commander, His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, asserted that cybersecurity is a fundamentall pillar of the kingdom's national security and economic development.


HH Shaikh Nasser added that Bahrain's security and prosperity depend on the existence of a secure information and communication technology infrastructure, noting that the Kingdom is committed to protecting its interests in cyberspace and has developed the National Cybersecurity Strategy in order to address the current and growing cyber threats and reduce the risks associated with them.


HH Shaikh Nasser also indicated that the AICS is in line with the National Cybersecurity Strategy, and aims to meet the specific needs of exploring new technology, learning and dealing with the evolving global cyberspace.


The summit aims to promote innovation in the field of cybersecurity, highlight global initiatives and the latest trends in this field.


During the summit, experts and leaders in the field of cybersecurity from all over the world will discuss the most prominent challenges facing the field of cybersecurity in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as provide practical solutions and studies of the best practices across key sectors.


AICS also aims to provide a platform that takes participants on a comprehensive journey through simulation workshops, interactive seminars and round table discussions, in addition to a number of live challenges and competitions, which will ensure building sufficient cybersecurity capacity.


The summit's Startup Zone will provide a dedicated area for startups to connect with key decision makers and investors, as well as encourage youth and support talent in the cybersecurity field.