Cy­ber­se­cu­rity plan needed to keep threats at bay: Of­fi­cial

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait’s na­tional cy­ber­se­cu­rity strat­egy is vi­tal to pro­tect the coun­try from po­ten­tial elec­tronic threats, an of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day. Chair­man of the Pub­lic Author­ity for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and In­for­ma­tion (PACI) Salem AlUthaina touted the strat­egy as a com­pre­hen­sive plan that would pro­tect in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity in the gov­ern­ment and pri­vate sec­tors, as well as stave off cy­ber-at­tacks.

He pointed out that the plan was con­cocted by an ad hoc com­mit­tee amid a rise in cy­ber­crime, which would be­hoove the gov­ern­ment to rely on cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy in hopes of en­sur­ing max­i­mum cy­ber­se­cu­rity. More­over, he re­vealed that a na­tional cy­ber­se­cu­rity cen­ter, which will be tasked with mon­i­tor­ing cy­ber­se­cu­rity ac­tiv­i­ties, would soon be launched as part of ef­forts to de­velop cy­ber de­fense strate­gies.

He high­lighted the need to es­tab­lish an ef­fec­tive plan where all mea­sures will be taken to guar­an­tee rigid cy­ber­se­cu­rity. Cy­ber­se­cu­rity pro­ce­dures in­volve the use of tech­nolo­gies and prac­tices de­signed to pro­tect net­works, com­put­ers and pro­grams from at­tacks, dam­age or unau­tho­rized ac­cess. —KUNA

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