The Sultanate, WEF Sign Cooperation Agreement

Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), today signed an agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to enhance cooperation in cybersecurity and work together on a number of projects and initiatives to reduce cyber threats and risks, including capacity building in cybersecurity, establishing early warning centres and a global network to respond to cyber threats.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Salim bin Sultan al- Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA and Rolls-Orting, Head WEF Security Center.

Commenting on the signing of the agreement, the CEO of ITA said: “Through this agreement, we seek to strengthen cooperation between the two sides in cybersecurity and hope to contribute to enhancing the role of the Sultanate as a developed country in cybersecurity readiness and enhancing its role in helping other countries in facing cyber threats and risks. The agreement will provide investment opportunities for local and international companies working in the field of cybersecurity within the Sultanate. “

Rolls Orting said “Cybersecurity is very important and needs to be focused on the ongoing changes in the ICT sector. We are proud to sign this agreement, which we believe will contribute to the development of cooperation in protecting users of the Internet, which can only be carried out in cooperation of all States.”

Source: Oman News Agency