Risks of cyberattacks on Critical Network Infrastructure: IT, OT, and IoT

The conference, which will be held in Riyadh on Sept. 6-7, 2022, as it coincides with an unprecedented surge in cyberattacks targeting the infrastructure of many countries posing a threat to 12 vital infrastructure sectors. Any potential damage to these sectors will have devastating effects on the economy, health, safety, and security of countries.

The conference will tackle a wide range of topics under the main theme, including Artificial intelligence for a flexible and efficient energy industry, digital transformation, smart cities, threats and risks facing the supply chain and how to confront them, cyber resilience, business continuity, disaster recovery, and safe artificial intelligence in public safety, healthcare, cloud security, and third-party risk analysis in addition to, cyber security integration of critical IT infrastructure, Operational Technologies (OT), and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The resilience and security of critical infrastructure depends on cooperation between stakeholders.  The conference will encourage the facilitation of this cooperation between stakeholders, allowing free communication between them and the sharing of reliable information.   Enhancing the security and resilience of critical infrastructure requires equitable representation and participation of relevant stakeholders from all sectors.

Saudi Arabia National Cybersecurity Authority has already played an important role of protecting the infrastructure from cyberattacks and has been the catalyst for improved security awareness and investments in the cybersecurity. According to a 2020 report by the US Saudi Business Council, the Saudi cybersecurity market size is expected to be valued at $5.6 Billion by 2023. 

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