ARCC History

In December 2012, the ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center (ITU-ARCC) is established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Information Technology Authority with a vision of creating a safer and cooperative cybersecurity environment in the Arab Region and strengthening the role of ITU in building confidence and security in the use of information and communication technologies in the region. In line with the objectives of the ITU Global Cyber security Agenda (GCA), ITU-ARCC acts as ITU’s cybersecurity hub in the region localizing and coordinating cybersecurity initiatives. ITU-ARCC is hosted, managed and operated by Oman National CERT (OCERT). The Centre was officially launched on the 3rd of March 2013, at the Oman National CERT in Muscat, Oman, by Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA and Mr. Houlin Zhao, the Deputy Secretary General of the ITU, who is currently holding the position of the Secretary General of ITU.

Our Objective

Driving the adoption of ITU's Global Cybersecurity Agenda across the Arab region.

Assisting/responding to the cybersecurity needs of least developed countries in the region.

Being a management center and execution platform for regional cybersecurity objectives.

Providing a consolidation center for Member States to manage regional cybersecurity programs and initiatives.

Developing a regional or national information security frameworks and policies studies through regional studies and workshops.

About ARCC

What Do We Offer

Cybersecurity Strategy and Governance

The cybersecurity strategy includes robust programs to enhance the cybersecurity capabilities and to fill the gaps in the cybersecurity environment. For more information, please contact us to receive your copy of our service catalog.

Cybersecurity Assurance and Compliance

ITU-ARCC experts use the standards to support the compliance initiatives and determine areas for enhancement. Moreover, cybersecurity assurance benefit constituencies by identify and validate their cyber vulnerabilities. For more information, please contact us to receive your copy of our service catalog

Cybersecurity Capacity Building

This service will raise awareness campaigns in the community, forums and at national level and providing cybersecurity training and development programs. For more information, please contact us to receive your copy of our service catalog

Emergency Incident Response

In addition, the computer incident response service is designed to assess governments and public sectors CIRTs capabilities to identify the gaps and propose roadmap to improve their CIRTs. For more information, please contact us to receive your copy of our service catalog

Technical Services and Information Sharing

ITU-ARCC team provides ITU member states real statistics and platforms to assure that government implement proactive measures against cyber threats and share all findings with Arab members. For more information, please contact us to receive your copy of our service catalog