General Pages

Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre



Regional CyberSecurity Week

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

To view the agenda of the Regional Cyber Security Week: Click Here



The 8th Regional Cyber Security Summit will be held on the 27th & 28th of October 2019 in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The theme this year is “Cybersecurity Revolution”. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Catalyzed by technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Robotics, Industrial Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, 3D Printing and Blockchain; the landscape is forever evolving. Evidenced by digitized business processes, automated manufacturing systems and advances in machine to machine communication; the increased interconnectedness has left nations, organizations and individuals susceptible to cyber-attacks.
Cyber security ranks high on the agenda of governments and businesses as they look to protect themselves from risk. Cyber threats are constantly evolving; synchronous with technological advances, they threaten to disrupt daily operations of governments and global organizations. Developing a framework to protect critical infrastructures and minimize business risk is essential.
The 8th Regional Cyber Security Summit will address technological advancements of the 4th Industrial Revolution, assess measures to mitigate threats in a connected ecosystem, discuss best practices while defining national and organizational cyber security policy and showcase breakthroughs in mitigating threats.


FIRST & ITU -ARCC Symposium and 11th OIC-CERT annual conference

The FIRST & ITU-ARCC Symposium provides an appropriate platform for senior ICT and cyber security officials from the African and Arab regions to discuss and formulate policy in order to tackle cyber threats.

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.

The ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre (ARCC) is organizing the 7th Arab Regional Cyber Drill-Applied Learning for Emergency Response Teams (ALERT) for the Arab Region. The cyber drill is dedicated for National Arab CERT’s, private CERT’s and critical sectors security operation centers. This year the drill is hosted by Oman CERT and will be conducted on 30th & 31st October 2019. The cyber drill aims to improve communication and reduce incident response time of participating teams while ensuring seamless collective effort in mitigating cyber threats among the region’s national Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs). We look forward to hosting you at the Regional Cybersecurity Week, Sultanate of Oman.