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Lebanon will adopt a Cyber Security strategy to protect critical infrastructures

Lebanon will adopt a Cyber Security strategy to better protect critical infrastructures. Hariri nominated a Committee with members from several Ministries, security agencies and academia

Lebanon will adopt a Cyber Security strategy, the first in the country, to validate and give prominence to the ongoing work of Security agencies in protecting of the critical infrastructures. According to the Council of Europe (COE), the Prime Minister Saad Hariri nominated a Committee with representatives from Ministries of Telecommunication, Economy and Commerce, Industry, Education, Justice, Defense and the Council of Ministers, as well as security agencies and academia. The goal is to discuss on the future elaboration of the cyber strategy. In order to support the launching of the work of the Committee, CyberSouth project in cooperation with the French Embassy and the European Union (EU) Delegation in Lebanon organized a round table on Cyber Security. The meeting was attended by representatives from ANSSI (National Agency for Information System Security) France and of the local Ministries and Agencies. Including the coordinator of the strategy.

CyberSouth project, in cooperation with France and EU delegation in Lebanon, organized a conference to give help to draw the new strategy. The Committee will share its results within the next six months

The goal of the CyberSouth conference in Lebanon has been to share best practices and to discuss about the next steps to follow, in order to frame the Cyber Security strategy. Results of the Committee are expected within the next six months. The round table was organized under the patronage of the Prime Minister, and was addressed during the opening ceremony by Secretary General of the General Council of Defense, national coordinator of the Cyber Security strategy, Council of Europe, French Ambassador, Head of European Union Delegation and the Minister of Telecommunication of Lebanon. The next event will be the the first edition of International Conference on Big Data and Cybersecurity Intelligence (BDSCIntell’2018), that will be hosted in Beirut from 13 to 15 December. Aim: to accelerate research, innovation, and industrial practices of Big Data and Cyber Security intelligence.

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