Riyadh, 9 November 2022 (TDI): The third edition of the Global Cybersecurity Forum 2022 began in Riyadh on Wednesday. This is a two-day forum to provide a global platform for opening knowledge aspects on cybersecurity issues.

Governor of Riyadh Province, Faisal bin Bandar opened the 2022 edition of the Global Cybersecurity Forum. The event is hosting over 4,500 attendees from 110 countries to discuss day-to-day cyber issues.

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More than 120 speakers are expected to address the forum which includes high officials of the Saudi government, CEOs, Researchers, Professors, and Experts in the field of cyber security.

The main theme of the forum is “Rethinking the Global Cyber Order,” which is further divided into five themes with the final sub-theme named “No one left behind.”

While speaking to the forum, Jeremy Jurgens, the Managing Director of the World Economic Forum said that cybersecurity never stops evolving and collaboration across sectors can enhance digital safety in the energy sector.

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In this regard, he said that “In our 2022 outlook, the energy sector is the second most targeted sector after manufacturing.”

The CEO of Saudi Information Technology Company, Al-Aboodi stressed that the importance of cybersecurity impacts all sectors, saying: “I believe it is the most broadly horizontal sector as it cuts across all other industries.”

On the first day, the panel includes top-notch cybersecurity specialists including Indian Cybersecurity Coordinator, Rajesh Pant, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Michio Kaku, and Minister of Digital Economy of Nigeria, Isa Ali among some names.

It is pertinent to mention here that Saudi high officials including Khalid Biyari, Minister of Defence, Abdul Aziz, Minister of Energy, and Ambassador of Djibouti to the Kindom, Dya Bamakhrama are also participating.

What is Global Cybersecurity Forum?

The Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF) was founded by the Saudi National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) in February 2020, since then it has conducted two forums.

The Forum brings together international decision-makers and experts to inspire new perspectives, actions, and approaches to devising a path forward for those most vulnerable in Cyberspace.