The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) was nominated to represent the Arab Region within the ITU-T Study Group 17 for Cyber Security. This was announced during the Regional Cybersecurity Week 2018 for the Arab Region organized by the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority of Kuwait. ITU-T Study Group 17 coordinates security-related work across all ITU-T Study Groups.
Often working in cooperation with other standards development organizations and various ICT industry consortia, SG17 deals with a broad range of standardization issues. “The need and significance of Cybersecurity has become extremely essential and critical worldwide. TRA’s participation in such cyber security-related events promotes the Kingdom of Bahrain’s collaborative works towards global ICT security standards which conforms to the best practices of developing countries in the implementation of security standards.” said TRA’s Director of Technical and Operations Mohamed Alnoaimi.
The event was held from 21 – 25 October in Kuwait in cooperation with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s Arab Regional Office and the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre (ARCC). TRA also participated in the 7th Regional Cybersecurity Summit that aims to address the best preventive strategies to counteract cyber threats and the 6th Regional Cyber Drill that aims to enhance communication and capacity building and boost emergency readiness and response to cyber threats and/or attacks.