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‘Plan vital to avert cyber attacks’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 3, (KUNA): Kuwait’s national cybersecurity strategy is vital to protect the country from potential electronic threats, an official said on Wednesday.

Speaking to KUNA, Chairman of the Public Authority for Communications and Information (PACI) Salem Al-Uthaina touted the strategy as a comprehensive plan that would protect information security in the government and private sectors, as well as stave off cyber attacks.

He pointed out that the plan was concocted by an ad hoc committee amid a rise in cybercrime, which would behoove the government to rely on cutting-edge technology in hopes of ensuring maximum cybersecurity.

Moreover, he revealed that a national cybersecurity center, which will be tasked with monitoring cybersecurity activities, would soon be launched as part of efforts to develop cyber defense strategies.

He highlighted the need to establish an effective plan where all measures will be taken to guarantee rigid cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity procedures involve the use of technologies and practices designed to protect networks, computers and programs from attacks, damage or unauthorized access.


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