Abdulaziz bin Salman called for collective international cooperation to repel the increasing intrusions
Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman stressed the need for collective cooperation between governments and companies to confront cyber attacks in the energy sector.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said during his participation in the International Cyber Security Forum, which was launched in Riyadh yesterday, that energy is one of the most offensive sectors, expecting more attempts to influence and harm the sector, stressing the need to address those cyber attacks.
The Saudi Energy Minister stressed that Saudi Arabia has high capabilities that the world can benefit from, pointing to the importance of governments sharing knowledge and information and developing capabilities in order to collectively address cyber attacks. He pointed out that the world united in the past period due to the Corona pandemic, and it must now address electronic intrusions.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman added, during the forum, that the cybersecurity team in his ministry includes Saudi women with minds full of science and creativity, indicating that his country is recovering very quickly from attacks and that it must be proactive in repelling cyber threats in the next stage.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh, inaugurated the second edition of the forum yesterday, with speakers focusing on the importance of protecting energy from cyber attacks and international cooperation to address gangs of multiple sources and targets.