Doctoral Cybersecurity student to host Saudi Arabia’s first Global Cybersecurity Forum

Ali Alasmari, a doctoral student in Cybersecurity at Marymount University and a member of the Diplomatic Corps from Saudi Arabia, is on the planning committee for Saudi Arabia’s first global forum on cybersecurity.

The conference will be held in Riyadh in February. The discussions aim to strengthen international collaboration to create a secure and prosperous cyberworld, while demonstrating the growing importance of cybersecurity in global business. It will bring together decision makers and experts from government, business and academia, as well as investors and representatives of international organizations.

“The Global Cybersecurity Forum (GCF) is a catalyst platform designed to create a more resilient and better cyberworld for all,” Alasmari said. “By facilitating multi-stakeholder global dialogue, the GCF will shape the conversation on cybersecurity and create the foundations for greater cyber resilience, capacity and management of the threat landscape.”

Alasmari speaks Arabic, English, French and Persian, and enjoys computers and writing commentaries in Saudi newspapers. Alasmari’s article, “The Saudi Woman and Her Diplomatic Role,” was published in the September 2019 issue of The Diplomat, the premier international current affairs magazine of the Asia-Pacific region.

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