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Oman signs cybersecurity agreement with World Economic Forum

Oman signs cybersecurity agreement with World Economic Forum

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The Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), has signed a cybersecurity agreement with the World Economic Forum.

The co-operation aims to explore opportunities for building a non-exclusive collaboration between them towards promoting cybersecurity and identifying potential projects to mitigate cyberthreats.

The agreement was signed with Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, and Troels Oerting, Head of Global Centre for Cybersecurity (GCC), at the World Economic Forum.

Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, said: “Through this agreement we seek to strengthen co-operation between the Sultanate and the World Economic Forum in the field of cybersecurity and we hope that the agreement will contribute to enhancing the role of the Sultanate as a developed country in the field of cybersecurity readiness as we are ranked first place in the Arab world and fourth worldwide.”

Troels Oerting, Head of Global Centre for Cybersecurity, (GCC), at the World Economic Forum, said: “By working with Oman we also get access to many other countries in the region and over the globe because Oman is known as the Switzerland of the middle east for its neutral roles. I have also been impressed by the expertise in this country in cybersecurity so we are looking forward to generating big projects together and to improve security not just for Oman but also for everybody else in the world.”

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