Saudi Arabia sets up new authority for cybersecurity

By REUTERS
November 1, 2017 06:41
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KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has set up a new authority for cybersecurity and named its minister of state Musaed al-Aiban its chairman, strengthening security in the world’s largest oil exporter, a royal decree said.

The National Authority for Cyber Security will be made up of the head of state security, the head of intelligence, the deputy interior minister and assistant to the minister of defense, SPA said late on Tuesday.

The authority will be linked to the King and is created to "boost cybersecurity of the state, protect its vital interests, national security and sensitive infrastructure," it said.

It will also improve protection of networks, information technology systems and data.

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