MOTC Reviews Results and Recommendations of Cybersecurity Drill (Star 6)

The Computer Emergency Response Team (Q-CERT) at the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) organized a workshop for the participants in the 6th National Cybersecurity Drill (Star 6) to review the main findings and recommendations.

The Cybersecurity Drill (Star 6) was held last December, and focused specifically on cyber security surrounding large sporting events, primarily the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar in 2022. The workshop made two exercises on cybersecurity; the first one was from an administrative perspective while the other one was from a technical point of view.

During the workshop, the team studied and analyzed the performance of the participating institutions, and drew the results at both; the national level and at the level of each sector within the same institution. All institutions had also developed highly confidential detailed reports of the institution’s performance and strengths and weaknesses. Such reports should increase the readiness of these institutions to address cyber attacks and can contribute to the development of plans and strategies for the setting of appropriate mechanisms, techniques and skills.

The results of the exercise showed that the level of proactive action at most participating institutions was good, but Q-CERT advised participants to strengthen analytical skills of the countermeasures in order to increase the effectiveness of strategies for response and containment of cyber threats.

Source: Hukoomi Qatar Government