The Regional Cybersecurity Week is organized by ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre (ARCC) in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman from the 27th – 31st October 2019. This year’s proceedings are hosted by the Ministry of Technology and Communications, Sultanate of Oman, represented by Oman National CERT (OCERT) and endorsed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The week features a series of events, comprising of; the 8th Regional Cybersecurity Summit on 27th & 28th October 2019, the FIRST & ITU-ARCC Symposium and 11th OIC-CERT Annual Conference on 29th October 2019, culminating with the 7th Regional Cyber Drill on 30th & 31st October 2019.
Activities held in parallel with the Regional Cybersecurity Week include; the 7th Annual ACCT meeting for Arab regional representatives on the 28th of October; The 5th OIC-CERT board meeting on the 30th of October and a training on incident response for policy makers by FIRST on the 30th & 31st of October 2019
The 11th OIC-CERT Annual Conference is a continuous initiative by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) to enhance cyber security and raising awareness through international cooperation among the members and other information security organizations. This event also offers possible partnerships and collaboration pertaining to cyber security in order to maintain resiliency in the cyber space. It also provides an information sharing platform on cyber security issues, enhancement of members’ effectiveness and efficiency through the improvement of the technical and administrative capabilities in incident handling, and a channel to discuss strategic directions and future challenges.