Saudi Arabia to stage global cybersecurity forum in February

The Saudi National Cybersecurity Authority will host the Global Cybersecurity Forum in Riyadh from February 1 to 2, with the theme “Rethinking the Global Cyber Order,” under the patronage of King Salman.

A number of notable speakers have been invited to speak at the event, which will be attended by important decision and policy makers, executives, and experts from a variety of multinational corporations, organizations, government sectors, and non-governmental organizations.

The goal of the event is to push the limits of knowledge on fundamental cybersecurity subjects, promote investment, build on existing foundations for global cyber cooperation, and drive socioeconomic change.

The evolving international order in cyberspace, current and future cybersecurity threats, and emerging technologies to combat them, human dimensions of cybersecurity in the future of work, leveraging market forces and economic incentives, and strengthening human-centric cybersecurity will all be covered in discussions and sessions.

The forum’s 2022 edition builds on the success of its inaugural virtual conversation, which drew more than 250,000 people from at least 100 nations on April 7. The Global Cybersecurity Forum conducted its inaugural meeting in February of last year, during Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency, when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman endorsed worldwide efforts to safeguard children online and empower women in cybersecurity.