FIRST in the News 2019

The ‘FIRST Technical Colloquium 2019’, featuring two days of workshop and training programme began yesterday. It is organised by the Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC) in accordance with the National Cyber Drill (STAR-7) hosted by Doha ahead of the National Day celebrations.

Qatar pays special attention to cybersecurity and protection of national vital information infrastructure as reliance on Information and communications technology (ICT) and internet is growing in the country, said Engineer Khalid Sadiq Al Hashimi, Assistant Undersecretary for Cyber Security Department at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC). He was speaking at the ‘FIRST Technical Colloquium 2019’ workshop which began yesterday. The two-day workshop is being attended by a large number of regional and international cyber security experts. FIRST (the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams), is a premier organisation and recognised global leader in incident response.

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This five-day annual conference features incident response, management and technical tracks, keynote presentations, lightning talks and plenty of networking opportunities. In addition to learning the latest security strategies in incident management, attendees can earn up to 25 continuing professional education (CPE) credits and gain insight into analyzing network vulnerabilities.