SaudiArabia's Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullahbin Amer Al-Sawaha, participated in the Global Cybersecurity Forum, which isheld on the sidelines of the digital economy file of the G20 Summit, under thepatronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz AlSaud and with the follow-up of HRH Crown Prince.
MinisterAl-Sawaha noted the announcement of Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz,Governor of Riyadh Region, regarding the issuance of the directive of HRH CrownPrince to adopt the two global initiatives from His Highness to serve globalcyber security, the first initiative is to protect children in the cyber worldby launching projects to lead efforts related to the protection of children incyberspace, and the second initiative is the empowerment of women incybersecurity.
Hesaid, "the first initiative is very close to our stereotypes and isrelated to securing a safe cyber world for our children where we can reach aminimum level of bullying and aggression to protect this space in which theyare located. We should also focus on women and launch women initiative in theworld of cybersecurity."
Headded, "on the basis of these two initiatives, dialogue and partnershipwith all, we are fully confident that we can succeed and realize theopportunities of the twenty-first century by empowering women and people,protecting the physical and digital world, and achieving new success."
Hissaid, "It is expected during the next five years that the digital economywill represent a quarter of the global economy," stressing the need toseize this opportunity by facing the challenges of the industrial revolution.
Ministerof Communications and Information Technology pointed out that the last reportof the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report indicated that cyber securityfaces the greatest of these risks and challenges and this challenge threatensan economic value of more than six trillion dollars, equivalent to the economyof more than a third of the G20 countries.