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HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman inaugurates GE MENA decarbonisation Centre of Excellence

HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman inaugurates GE MENA Decarbonisation Centre of Excellence
In addition , the event saw the announcement of key memoranda of understanding ( MOUs ) and initiatives that support critical goals under Saudi Vision 2030 and the Kingdom ’ s net zero 2060 strategy .

Held under the patronage of HRH Prince

Abdulaziz Bin Salman , Saudi Minister of Energy , GE Gas Power recently hosted the exclusive “ Powering Saudi Arabia Forward ” event at the GE Manufacturing and Technology
Centre ( GEMTEC ) campus in Dammam , Saudi Arabia . The event commemorated several milestone achievements , including the inauguration of the GE MENA Decarbonisation Centre of Excellence ( CoE ).
“ Saudi Arabia has a bold , transformative vision to drive progress , innovation , and sustainability . The launch of the GE MENA Decarbonisation Centre of Excellence and the other initiatives announced show the commitment of our hardworking teams to continue building upon our past contributions . We are collaborating with customers and partners in the Kingdom to not only support the acceleration of the country ’ s own transition to a more reliable , affordable , and sustainable energy future , but to also create and supply power solutions from Saudi Arabia to the world ,” said Joseph Anis , President and CEO of GE Gas Power Europe , Middle East , and Africa .

Proofpoint : 2022 Voice of the CISO Report reveals CISOs in KSA have growing confidence in their security posture

Proofpoint Inc , a cybersecurity and compliance company , recently released its annual Voice of the CISO Report , which explores key challenges facing chief information security officers ( CISOs ). While the world ’ s CISOs spent 2021 coming to terms with new ways of working , many now feel much more in control of their environment : 27 % of CISOs in Saudi Arabia feel that their organisation is at risk of suffering a material cyberattack in the next 12 months , down from 58 % last year . But feeling prepared for a cyberattack is vastly different than being prepared . This growing confidence of CISOs is likely a result of successfully overcoming a seismic event ( the pandemic ) rather than any tangible change in risk levels of preparedness . The report reveals that 28 % of CISOs in KSA still feel their organisation is unprepared to handle a cyberattack and 38 % consider human error to be their biggest cyber vulnerability .

“ As high-profile attacks disrupted supply chains , made headlines , and prompted new cybersecurity legislation , 2021 proved to be another challenging time for CISOs around the world . But as CISOs adapt to new ways of working , it is encouraging to see that they now appear more confident about their security posture ,” commented Andrew Rose , Resident CISO for EMEA , Proofpoint .
Andrew Rose , Resident CISO for EMEA , Proofpoint
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