Muscat: Represented by Oman National Cert, the Information Technology Authority, yesterday concluded the fourth National Cybersecurity Drill, which was held during 23rd to 25th October, with the participation of 64 cybersecurity specialists from 34 government and private entities from various national critical sectors including finance, telecommunication, energy, government, oil and gas, transportation, aviation and health amongst others.
The national cybersecurity drill was conducted to expose the participants from cybersecurity field including incident response teams to various scenarios based on case studies and real-life situations,
which provided them with an opportunity to test their skills and knowledge in responding to attacks.
The objective of this drill was to enhance communication, team work, and participating teams’ incident response capabilities to ensure continued collective efforts against cyber threats.
The 3-day drill discussed a number of topics that included analyzing incidents related to data leakage, Windows digital forensics analysis, network data analysis, website hacking, and taking quick responsive decisions and actions to deal with cybersecurity incidents.