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ANOTHER SCT-OCERT SUCCESSFUL EVENT- NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON “THE FUTURE INTERNET: ITS IMPLICATION TO SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING, SECURITY AND PRIVACY” Featured

Now on its 4th year, Salalah College of Technology once again hosted a National Symposium in collaboration with Oman National Computer Emergency Readiness Team (OCERT) with a theme focusing on the future of internet and its implication to social media networking, security and privacy. Under the Patronage of His Excellency Saif Bin Ahmed Al Gharaibi, Wali of Rakhyut, and graced by the College Dean, Dr Maryam Al Awadi, the symposium was held on May 25, 2015 at Rotana Resort, Salalah. Around 290 participants from the different public and private sectors and educational institutions attended the assembly which was the highest turn-out in the history of SCT-OCERT events. Seven (7) selected speakers from around the country covered the technical, social and legal implications of the future of the internet.

This unique national assembly was an interdisciplinary forum which provided a unique opportunity for educators, IT experts and students of higher education from all over the Sultanate to convene and share novel ideas on the crucial issues and trends concerning the cybersecurity and its legal and social implications.

To quote Dr Ahmed Ali Al Shahri, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, in his welcome remarks, he stated that “Information consumption, communication, education, and businesses are now vastly different than they were just a decade ago. Contributing to this evolution is the social media, which has proven to be very influential in many areas of our lives. Social media's rise to fame and this casual electronic connection have experienced some challenges and threats. These threats must be taken seriously and we must all continuously work to safeguard the big opportunities and services that the cyberspace and the social media provide to billions of individuals worldwide. “

For the past three (3) consecutive years, Salalah College of Technology has been hosting Oman Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s (OCERT) campaigns at the Dhofar Region in promoting cyber security and information security awareness.

PAST SCT-OCERT EVENTS

2012- Cybersecurity Convention
2013- Mobile Security and Its Legal and and Social Implications
2014- Social Media Security
2015- The Future of the Internet: Its Implication to Social Media, Security and Privacy

The following guests presented diverse topics pertaining to the future of the world wide web and the social media:

  1. Mr. Haitham Al Hajri
    Digital Forensic Specialist
    Oman National CERT
  2. Mr. Leo Maglalang
    Instructor/Training Center CISCO Academy Lead Contact
    Higher College of Technology
  3. Mr. Jonathan Tambaoan
    Head of Section – Networking/Internet E-Security Section
    IT Department, Salalah College of Technology
  4. Dr Raihan Aamir
    IT Director, Octal Petrochemicals SAOC
  5. Mr. Ali Suhail Tabuk
    Director, Middle East Center for Consulting and Social Studies
  6. Mr. Rashid Salim Al Salmi
    CEO, Insight Information Technology
  7. Mr. Abdelrahman Abdelhamied, CEO, 2ITC

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Oman Telecommunications Company (OmanTel)
  • Shanfari Group of Companies

Gold Sponsors

  • Salalah Methanol Company
  • Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC)
  • Dhofar Cattlefeed
  • Dover Middle East LLC
  • Dhofar Beverages and Foodstuff Co.
  • Expert Computer System
  • Bahwan Cybertek
  • Technical and Administrative Training Institute

Silver Sponsors

  • Dhofar Technical and Trading Services
  • Leaders Computer System
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