Mon, 02 January 2023
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (TRA) held a cyber security drill at Wyndham Grand, testing the operators’ ability to handle cyber threats. According to the Fifth Telecommunications Plan (NTP-5) published earlier this year, regular cyber drills will be conducted to assess the sector’s readiness to deal with cyber and physical threats, and to take into account risks exacerbated by new technologies.
As a regulator, the TRA is responsible to protect the interests of telecom subscribers and users. Such exercises enable the sector to practice procedures, test business continuity plans, enhance skills and knowledge, and strengthen preparedness. Further, these exercises enable participants and observers to identify the gaps in the processes and procedures applied to handle incidents by verifying the extent of coordination and collaboration amongst Licensees. Ultimately, to ensure that the critical telecom infrastructure is resilient, thereby providing efficient services to end-users.
The event was held in collaboration with Cyber Ranges by Silensec, an international information security training and management firm and an official cyber range provider of the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
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