Bahraini MP urges global collaboration in cybersecurity
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahraini MP Dr. Maryam Al-Dhaen has underscored the urgent need for increased awareness and international collaboration in combating rising threats in cyberspace. She emphasised the significance of cybersecurity awareness and the establishment of collaborative frameworks to address vulnerabilities and threats.
Commending the efforts of Interior Minister HE General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and the National Centre for Cybersecurity, Dr. Al-Dhaen praised their readiness across personnel, training processes, surveillance, monitoring systems, cyber threat systems, and protection tools. She stressed the need for coordination among legislative authorities to develop mechanisms that enhance the security system, exchange information, and secure information technology infrastructure.
Dr. Al-Dhaen highlighted the importance of clear legislation, laws, and international agreements to support the economy, proposing the establishment of a cybersecurity governance system represented by the General Administration for Combating Corruption, Economic and Electronic Security, and the National Centre for Electronic Security. The MP emphasised the need for innovation in cybersecurity, discussing global initiatives, addressing challenges and developments in the field, and providing digital solutions and best practises.
She highlighted the role of artificial intelligence in detecting suspicious behaviour and enhancing responses to cyber threats, asserting that traditional cybersecurity methods are no longer sufficient against modern threats. The parliamentarian also stressed the importance of educating young people, parents, and teachers about the dangers children face in cyberspace, prioritising a safer online experience for children in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Discussing the upcoming Second Arab International Cybersecurity Conference and Exhibition hosted by Bahrain, Dr. Al-Dhaen described it as a global Arab platform for exchanging security experiences and knowledge.