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Second edition of eCommerce and Internet Security Forum held

ManamaUnder title “eCommerce…Bahraini Platform...For Global Market”, the second edition of eCommerce and Internet Security Forum for teachers opened yesterday.

The Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed R. Alzayani inaugurated the forum. The event, organized by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, was held in cooperation with the Bahrain Regional Centre for Information and Communication Technology (RCICT) with the support of Bin Hindi Informatics and iMachines at RCICT premises.

During the opening ceremony, the Minister pointed out the importance cooperation with government and private bodies in spreading awareness on ecommerce and identifying the best secure solutions available on the internet.

He said that the Kingdom has achieved an advanced position in information and communication technology field, which ranked the first in the Middle East and North Africa in terms of the spread of Information and communication technology at the level of individual use, according to the World Information Technology Report of the World Economic Forum 2016. 

The forum includes two workshops, to educate teachers about the latest development in ecommerce and the internet, the first training workshop was led by the Director of Technology Solutions at Microsoft Gulf and Oman Gamal Magdy, under the theme “Technology Solutions in the field of e-commerce and Internet security.”

“Smartphone apps have become integral to everyone. Users are spending more and more time on apps rather than the websites,” he said adding, “The use of bots is also increasing, major companies are all using it, Whatsapp has announced that it will soon be bringing it. Another technology that is gaining traction is cloud computing, at Microsoft we have Azure Cloud Computing Platform & Services,” he said.

“Blockchain technology is something that has become popular now . It is a digital ledger which facilitates secure online transactions. It is the technology in which Bitcoin cryptocurrency is built around,” he said.

The second training workshop was about “Secure shopping techniques and the best means of protection on Android devices” which was presented by Mohammed Zuhair Gharaibeh, Head of Enterprise, Mobile Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics.