Qatar ups safety measures against cyber attacks: PM

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-06 19:29:02|Editor: Zhou Xin
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DOHA, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah al Thani said that the country has taken all safety measures to achieve information security and tackle cyber attacks, Qatar's State News Agency (QNA) reported on Monday.

Sheikh Abdullah al Thani, also the minister of interior, said so in his speech during the inauguration of the fourth conference on information security in the financial institutions under the title "cyber-hacking and its impact on the economy" on Sunday.

The prime minister said that the concept of the information security in Qatar has great changes recently, after the cyber hack which targeted QNA website in May and led to the Gulf crisis.

The gulf crisis erupted on June 5, when the four Arab countries severed the diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of financing terrorism. Qatar vehemently denies all these allegations.

Qatar has taken all the necessary precautions and get prepared to prevent any cyber-hacking, by forming a high-level committee to prepare policies and programs, al-Thani said.

He stressed that Qatar is working on creating a secure investment environment in all fields to diversify the economy and achieve economic development, which is one of the most important pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The two-day conference is to discuss the global cybercrimes and cyber threats facing the financial sector and attended by a number of High-level speakers and cyber-security experts from Qatar and worldwide.