Critical infrastructure assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual which are considered so vital are constantly under cyber threats. A combined 56,873,271 (56+ Million) e-mail, URL, malware, and malware attacks were recorded in the GCC region during the first half of 2020. Furthermore, in the new way of life, cyber criminals are complimented with more and more opportunities as critical infrastructure assets are accelerating their digital transformation to meet the expectation of today’s customers, leaving them more and more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. In line with the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to place Dubai among the most secure cities electronically in the world, and to compliment the efforts of security and technology leaders in the Middle East who are constantly looking to adapt and stay ahead of cyber threats, “Middle East Cybersecurity Forum” will bring together top cyber security professionals from Critical Infrastructure sectors across the region.
Ref: Trend Micro – Khaleej Times November 29, 2020