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The 7th Regional Cybersecurity Summit

The 7th Regional Cybersecurity Summit

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First Cybersecurity Ambassadors Gathering

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20/Jan/2014


The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by Oman’s National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (OCERT) organized the first OCERT Ambassadors gathering yesterday at the InterContinental Hotel Muscat. The event was held under the patronage of Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, and with the presence of representatives from government and private institutions, civil society institutions, some national committees, OCERT Ambassadors and ITA staff.

Guests of honor

The aim of the OCERT Ambassadors Program is to broaden OCERT’s knowledge sharing with the public, college students and local information security professionals. Hence, the gathering was organized to showcase ambassadors’ efforts achieved since the program was launched in 2011, highlight the upcoming 2014 plan and activities, honor and recognize Active ambassadors and receive ambassadors’ comments, feedback, opinions and ideas to further develop the program.


425 Ambassadors

Eng. Badr Ali Al-Salehi, Director General of OCERT

In his speech at the event, Eng. Badr Ali Al-Salehi, Director General of OCERT, highlighted the different society segments’ responses to wishing to join the program, adding that the number of ambassadors to date has reached 425 members, 108 of whom are specialists, 195 are academics and 122 participate as general ambassadors. Mr. Al Salehi also spoke about the centers’ initiatives in the field of information security, including producing an e-book and online awareness campaign, as well as hosting the OCERT Ambassadors Forum in 2012, which was helpful in establishing a link between academic and specialist ambassadors.


Program Development

OCERT strives to develop the Ambassadors Program through planning for several activities, workshops and training seminars, visits and competitions to be done this year. Raba Mohsin Ambusaidi, Web Development Specialist at ITA, added that this year’s plan will focus on introducing the OCERT Ambassadors to the Sas Programme for Entrepreneurship and to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).


Honoring Active Cybersecurity Ambassadors

Honoring Active Cybersecurity Ambassadors

As a recognition of the Active program participant’s efforts and achievements, 22 Cybersecurity Ambassadors were honored based on the following categories:

  • Academic and Professional Achievements
  • Participation in the Cybersecurity Forum
  • Participation in Oman National CERT Events
  • Participation in the program social media pages.
     

Academic Challenge

Oman National CERT has also announced the launch of the Academic Competition that will run throughout the whole year and it’s categorized into 3 sub-competitions:

  • Best Information Security Research
  • Best Information Security Project (Hardware/Software)
  • Best Information Security Awareness Message
     

About OCERT Ambassadors Program

The OCERT Ambassadors Program aims towards having an active knowledge-sharing community in the Sultanate, where every member contributes to advancing the OCERT vision and serves as an ambassador of information security at the public, academic and professional levels. It also aims to build communication channels between college students and information security professionals and give local information security professionals the opportunity to present their research to OCERT constituents. Moreover, it encourages the constituents to be active in the awareness process through incentives, and promotes research & development activities among the community.


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