Bahrain on Verge of Cybersecurity Quantum Leap: NCSC Chief

Article by The Daily Tribune

Bahrain is on the verge of achieving a quantum leap forward in the field of enhancing cybersecurity, said National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.

In a statement to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Shaikh Salman highlighted efforts to form national cadres to work in this vital sector, noting that digital transformation has spanned all aspects of daily life.

He pointed out that digital services and the transfer of various businesses to this platform have become inevitable, which has created the need to secure cyber services that qualify them to address any attacks that may arise in cyberspace.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the official opening of the Swiss cybersecurity company ZENDATA in Bahrain today.

He pointed out that digital services and cybersecurity have become an urgent need, which calls for setting controls and standards that serve this important sector.

He underscored the importance of protecting cyber systems and focusing on promoting secure digital services and finding highly qualified cadres to deal with this sector, which has become one of the basics of our world, especially in the post-pandemic world.

Isabelle Meyer, founder and managing director of ZENDATA Cybersecurity Company in Bahrain, indicated that the firm was established 12 years ago and has an office in the United Arab Emirates.

“We welcomed the idea of moving and opening the company’s business in the Kingdom of Bahrain because of the facilities we found and a fertile environment for investment. We were pleased with what the Kingdom offered us and we look forward to starting work”, she said.

She noted that a number of Bahraini cadres have been employed as part of the staff and have been sent to Switzerland to receive the required training.