Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, confirmed the commitment of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to do whatever contributes to protect the security of the country, safety of its citizens and its national economy, noting that the electronic security is an integral part of this commitment.
In a key address at the opening of the electronic security center in Riyadh, the Crown Prince said the ministry of interior has taken the initiative to establish an electronic security center, emanating from its national security duty.
He drew the attention that the facility would become the Kingdom's technological reference as regards the security knowledge operations, sharing the information relating to the electronic dangers and threats, and the response and tackling of the electronic incidents at the national arena.
Crown Prince Mohammed said the Ministry of Interior has taken the initiative to establish the center, emanating from its duty of maintaining national security.
“The center would become the Kingdom’s technological reference with regard to the security knowledge operations, sharing the information related to the cyber threats and dangers, as well as tackling cybercrimes at the national level,” the Crown Prince added.
Speaking on the occasion, Colonel Saleh Al-Motairi, Director of the Center, said: “In realization of the vision of the Crown Prince, the facility has built a national platform that monitors the dangers of cyberspace around the clock in addition to developing the national technological capabilities as the most advanced one in the region. “The center will also build a national team capable of protecting our networks and digital systems from dangers, in addition to establishing a platform to share information, especially about cyber threats and hacking, with other governmental bodies.”
A video presentation about the activities of the center was displayed on the occasion. The Crown Prince was also briefed on the characteristics of the center, especially its analyzing and tackling of security issues and incidents.
The function was also attended by several senior officials, including Prince Turki Bin Saud Bin Muhammad, President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology; Prince Bandar Bin Abdullah Bin Masahri, Assistant Minister of Interior for Technology Affairs; and Prince Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Naif, Advisor to the Interior Minister.