Gov't Adds National Center for Cybersecurity to Organizational Structure of Interior Ministry
The Cabinet approved in its last session, September 28, 2020, the restructuring of the Ministry of Interior in order to add the National Center for Cybersecurity to the organizational structure of the Ministry. The department is to report directly to the Minister of Interior.
Christmas Cyberattack on Bapco: Over 2000 Damaged Computers, Losses Amount to Millions
On Friday (January 10, 2020), the state-run Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper published the following: “A failed Iranian cyberattack on the Bahrain Oil Company (Bapco).” An IT website said a cyberattack affected the oil company’s network.
Mohammed Al-Maskati Declared "Hero" for Defending HR through Digital Security Training: Access Now
Access Now announced its selection of Bahraini activist and digital security consultant Mohammed Al-Maskati as a recipient of this year's Human Rights Heroes Award.
Parliamentary Proposal to Establish Center to Counter Cyber Attacks
Bahraini House of Representatives submitted a proposal to the cabinet calling for the establishment of a Cyber Security Center in Bahrain in order to protect against exposure to online attacks of all kinds.
‘Advanced’ Cyber Attack Targets Saudi Arabia
Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an "advanced" cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers.
Saudi Arabia Sets Up New Authority for Cyber Security
Saudi Arabia has set up a new authority for cyber security and named its minister of state Musaed al-Aiban its chairman, strengthening security in the world’s largest oil exporter, a royal decree said.