The fourth meeting of the Cybersecurity Experts Group in the field of sport began yesterday at the Qatar Computing Research Institute and will discuss several security issues related to cybersecurity and its role in securing major sporting events.
The meeting is organised by the Interpol (Project Stadia), in cooperation with the Security Committee of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
The meeting hosts a number of representatives of states and international organizations.
Falah Abdulla Al Dosari, Director General of Project STADIA welcomed the participants in the meeting.
He stressed the importance of this meeting, which reflects the need to strengthen the international partnership in the field of security for sporting events in light of the escalating and increasing security risks related to cybersecurity, which are now crossing the borders of countries and continents.
He said that the meeting aims to enhance the State of Qatar’s contacts with countries and international organizations to benefit from the expertise in the field of cybersecurity to secure major sports events and to create a legacy of important information that enables Interpol member states to benefit from it in the event of hosting major sporting events.
It also aims to enhancing cybercrime combating capabilities, as it is one of the risks to any sporting event.
He pointed out that the INTERPOL is working to enable the security services in all countries of the world to work together to make the world a safer place, adding that STADIA’s high-tech infrastructure supports will help to meet the increasing challenges of combating crime of all kinds in the 21st century.
First Lt. Khalid Mohammed Al Hashemi of the Security Unit at the Security Committee of the SCDL said that this meeting would benefit in the exchange of information between the participants and the preparation of plans to secure the World Cup 2022 from the cyber-attacks.
The Cyber Security Unit has developed many plans, and projects have been implemented, including the measurement of cyber risks that targeted the infrastructure, he added.