WEF discusses cybersecurity, public education

Dead Sea, The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa (WEF MENA) kicked off on Saturday with a series of simultaneous morning sessions on global issues in energy, education, health care, human resource investment and cyber-risk management.

In a session on cybercrime and risk management, the participants stressed the importance of international and regional cooperation in the field of data security, especially in light of massive evolution of technology that touched every aspect of life and the necessity to introduce more sophisticated protection tools.

They underlined the importance of technology security to comprehensive national security, especially in the banking, health, transport and energy domains. They called for comprehensive and up-to-date protection tools and attention to capacity building at the individual and institutional levels.

Another session themed “education with new standards”, the issues of education and skills required by the labor market, and the need to prepare students and enable them with the basic knowledge necessary to engage in the labor market.

Source: Jordan News Agency