NCA Completes Cybersecurity Exercise for Hajj Season

NCA Completes Cybersecurity Exercise for Hajj Season

The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) has completed the “Cybersecurity Exercise for the Hajj Season 1445H,” including over 200 national entities, over 600 officials, and cybersecurity specialists. The two-day exercise took place in Jeddah and was attended by Prince Dr. Bandar bin Mishari, Assistant Minister of Interior for Technology Affairs, and NCA Governor Eng. Majed Al-Mazyed.

This initiative is part of the authority’s ongoing cybersecurity enhancement program, which aims to strengthen the cyber defenses of entities participating in the Hajj and advance the capabilities of their cybersecurity personnel. Participants simulated cyberattacks, used incident response mechanisms, and performed technical and administrative tasks. These exercises aimed to promote innovative solutions to emerging cybersecurity challenges and threats while adhering to the highest standards and practices.

The event used a specialized platform created and operated in collaboration with the Saudi Information Technology Company (SITE), the NCA’s technical arm. This platform is designed to create tailored cybersecurity exercises and scenarios that reflect the most recent trends in cyber threats and attacks, thereby improving the preparedness of all involved parties.

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