The National Cybersecurity Drill, organised by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), concluded on Wednesday.
Held beneath the title ‘Malware and the Dark Internet: the constant threat’, the drill saw participation of a lot more than 70 government entities and vital infrastructure sector units. The occasion focused on developing national capabilities of government entities and national vital infrastructure in the sultanate to deal with all sorts of cybersecurity incidents and to boost their readiness and preparedness to respond to these incidents. The drill aimed at enhancing coordination and cooperation in between ITA’s OCERT and various government and private entities in all sectors.
The 3-day national drill integrated implementing a quantity of scenarios for simulating some cybersecurity threats and how they can be handled via Cybersecurity Readiness Teams (CERTS) as effectively as measuring the response price in between participating teams to make certain continuation of joint efforts to address cyberthreats.
The initial day of the drill saw presentation of papers by a quantity of specialists and specialists in cybersecurity to highlight the part of CERTs in responding to cyber incidents and the significance of creating the expertise
of national human sources specifically with the technological advancements, which is accompanied by an improvement in the level of threats and hackers’ capabilities and methods. The second and third day was devoted to the implementation of the drill for government entities.
Information Source: Muscat Daily