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 Information Technology Authority, 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 Regional Symposium for Africa and Arab Regions on 29th October 2019, culminating with the 7th Regional Cyber Drill on 30th & 31st October 2019.
Through the course of these days; visiting delegations will be privy to best practices and insights from leading experts, identify mechanisms to mitigate threats, discern measures to enhance cooperation among Arab countries and international stakeholders.


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 critical.
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 Regional Symposium for Africa and Arab Regions

The 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 emerging global cyber threats.

The 7th Regional Cyber Drill

The ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre (ARCC) is organizing the 8th 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).