Dr. Al Aiban

Dr. Al Aiban Extends His Thanks to the Leadership and His Appreciation to the Crown Prince’s Initiatives to Support Cybersecurity

Dr. Musaad bin Mohammed Al Aiban, Minister of State and member of the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia, and the Chairman of National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA), has expressed his thanks and appreciation on behalf of NCA’s staff and directors to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for sponsoring the Global Cybersecurity Forum, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince and Minister of Defence, for his support in convening the GCF.

His Excellency has also expressed his deepest gratitude to His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud, the Governor of Riyadh, for attending the opening ceremony on behalf of the King – may god protect them.

Dr. Al Aiban welcomed Saudi’s guests participating and speaking in the GCF, as well as the international cybersecurity officials, experts, leaders of governmental institutes and major international companies, academicians and investors.

He also thanked them on behalf of the GCF and its organizers, remarking the commitment and attendance of their highness’ and excellences’, leaders of the sector, CEOs of national companies, as well as the officials and academicians in the Kingdom.

Dr. Al Aiban emphasized that cybersecurity is one of the nations’ priorities today, which requires concentrated international efforts and collaboration to achieve the highest cybersecurity levels, and he stated that the importance of this forum stems from a national level as it happens to coincide with the Kingdom’s year of presidency of the G20.

His Excellency pointed that the Crown Prince’s initiative for protecting children in the cyber world confirms his Royal Highness’ eagerness to better serving humanity through actively participating in the efforts of protecting future generations against those who target them in the cyber world.

His other initiative for empowering women in the cybersecurity sector is considered a significant support to the efforts in this area.

Expressing his gratitude to HRH’s two initiatives, believing they will have clear positive impact in protecting societies and enhancing the level of cybersecurity now and in the future.

His Excellency explained that the registration of over 3500 participants in this forum is in indicator of the global community’s commitment and the increase of awareness regarding the topics discussed in the forum. This is proven by the participation of over 120 speakers from the most prominent leaders and experts in cybersecurity, who are going to share their experiences and ideas across over 50 sessions.

He added that the GCF will shed light on innovation and investment in cybersecurity, which is essential for enhancing research and supporting information control, detection, analysis, and keeping up with the ever-changing trends in this evolving world.

His Excellency concluded by thanking and welcoming the guests and participants again, from the Kingdom and around the globe on all the different levels, hoping that the GCF will help in achieving a better, more secure cyber world.