BNET opens Cybersecurity Operations Centre | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

BNET opens Cybersecurity Operations Centre

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Bahrain’s National Broadband Network has opened its new Cybersecurity Operations Centre (CSOC) to protect BNET’s digital infrastructure from cyber-attacks and ensure safe and reliable services for BNET customers; licensed service providers in the Kingdom.

BNET was launched in October 2019 and responsible for providing broadband network services across the Kingdom of Bahrain.

CSOC will operate around the clock, seven days a week (24 hours / 7 days), to ensure the timely detection of threats and rapid response to cyber-attacks targeting BNET’s digital infrastructure.

BNET Board Chairman Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and board members visited CSOC, as well as both the Service Management Centre (SMC) launched to support BNET customers and licensed service providers in the Kingdom, and the Networks Intelligence Centre of Excellence.

The three centres were launched in 2021 as part of continued efforts to optimize digital operations and ensure the resilience of Bahrain’s telecommunication sector.

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Chairman Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said, “BNET is delighted to introduce its new Cybersecurity Operations Centre, which is aligned with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s strategic vision to develop and reinforce national cybersecurity.”

BNET CEO Mohamed Bubashait added, “enhancing customer experience is a top priority for BNET.”

Chief Security Officer Dr Khalid Al Khalifa added that BNET’s advanced digital infrastructure and ultrafast fibre-based services need to be carefully built on secure foundations.

“The launch of Cyber Security Operations Centre is a stepping stone in the overall mission to secure BNET’s cyberspace and ultimately serve the Kingdom of Bahrain as we move towards an era of digital progress and innovations.”