The role of educational curriculum in enhancing cybersecurity, prospects for change in the future of cybersecurity, and international experiences in enhancing cybersecurity were discussed during a forum Monday on the sidelines of the launch ceremony of the Cyber Security Educational Curriculum.
Each session hosted a group of local and international experts in the fields of cybersecurity, education and academic curriculum.
Sheikha Latifa Khalid al-Thani, executive director of education at Microsoft Qatar, participated in the first session and spoke on the importance of educational curricula in enhancing the reality and indicators of cybersecurity and digital safety at a national level.
Engineer Khalid Mohamed al-Hashimi, director of National Cyber Empowerment and Excellence Affairs at the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA), spoke about *The Experience of the National Cyber Security Agency in the Educational Curriculum.
Qatar University associate professor Dr Noura Hamad Fetais, the founding secretary-general of the Arab Association for Cybersecurity at the League of Arab States, spoke about *Educating children about the dangers of the Internet, and the role of family in promoting a culture of cybersecurity among children.
Dr Haitham bin Hilal al-Hajari, cybersecurity executive at Oman’s National Centre for Information Safety, spoke about *Training on the Responsible and Safe Use of Information Technology.
Unicef Middle East and North Africa regional education adviser Brenda Hiplick discussed *The role of educational curriculum in dealing with the evolving cyber threats.
The second session was hosted by engineer al-Hashimi, who talked about *Foundations of Dealing with the evolving Cyber Threat Tools.
André Regoni, global cyber leader for government and public services at Deloitte, spoke remotely about the *Requirements for Confronting Cyber Threats in the Light of Advanced Technologies and Artificial Intelligence.
Engineer Badr bin Ali al-Salhi, president of the Regional Cybersecurity Centre and director of Oman’s National Centre for Information Safety, focused on *The size of the global cybersecurity market.
Dr Gabriel Oligre, professor at the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), spoke about *Modern Cyber Threats and Mechanisms to Deal with Them through Specialised Curriculum.
Dr Ayman Irbid, associate professor in the Department of Information and Computing Technology at HBKU's CSE, addressed *The rise of cyber threats targeting different segments of society.
Dr Mashael al-Sabah, a senior researcher at HBKU's Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) talked about *The Future of Cyber Threats.
The third session hosted Professor Roberto Di Pietro, lecturer in cybersecurity at HBKU's CSE, who discussed *The most important experiences of developed countries in enhancing cybersecurity.
Dr Rayan Ali, Professor in the Department of Information Technology and Computing at the HBKU's CSE, spoke about *The Human Factors and Cybersecurity.
Dr Mohamed Abdulla, associate professor at the QCRI, spoke about *The Most Important Arab Efforts in Enhancing Cybersecurity.
Senior QCRI cybersecurity scientist Dr Huserv Senkar spoke about *The Technological Revolution and Cyber Threats.