MOTC: Qatar is the first from regional countries to run cybersecurity drills

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), confirmed that Qatar is one of the leading and first regional countries to run cyber drills depending on the national potential, which enabled them to transfer their knowledge and experience to other states during the drill.

These remarks were made by Assistant Undersecretary for Cyber Security in MOTC, Khalid Sadiq Al Hashmi, on the sidelines of the press conference on the 6th National Cyber security Drill “Star 6”.

Al Hashmi highlighted the importance of digital assets and the role of national cyber drills in protecting the state. He explained that the assets are very important in the current times and come as information, data, systems and information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructures by coordinating and unifying the efforts in exchanging information between sectors. He reiterated that this is one of the most important foundations of cyber security for the protection of all sectors of the state.

Al Hashmi added that the 6th edition of the event, which will take place in December, will be on securing major events from a cyber security aspect. He reiterated the importance of the topic which the drill will touch on, due to the importance of the events Qatar is hosting, led by 2022 FIFA World Cup. He stressed on the importance of achieving cyber security during these events.

Source: Government of Qatar