OIC to Establish a Cyber Security Center for Combating Cyberterrorism

The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) Annual Conference 2017.

Jeddah, MINA – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is in the path of making real progress towards establishing a Cybersecurity Center, which is due to be up and running soon, SPA reported.

The OIC’s head of Information Technology Department Wajdi Alqulaiti disclosed this while delivering the statement on behalf of the OIC Secretary General at the The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) Annual Conference 2017 under the theme “Uncovering Future Threats”, being held at Baku, Azerbaijan, from 6-9 November 2017.

The Secretary General noted that the Center’s driving objective lies in promoting and developing cooperation among OIC Member States to prevent, combat, and eliminate cyberterrorism, in accordance with the principles of the OIC Charter, the OIC Convention on Combating International Terrorism, and with full respect to the sovereignty of Member States, the rule of law, international law, including human rights law.

“We are all aware as well as concerned about the emergence of ever-evolving new patterns and trend in international terrorism and violent extremism particularly cyber terrorism and criminality on and via cyberspace,” underlined the statement.

By attending the event, the OIC General Secretariat reiterated its call for the Member States, which have not yet joined the OIC-CERT, to join the Institution in order to enable the important mechanism to play a more tangible and effective role in addressing cyber security issues. (T/RS5/RS!)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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