U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Cyber Working Group launches at Dubai forum
“Today, businesses across the globe face multiple, simultaneous cybersecurity challenges from nation state actors, as well as militants, criminal groups, and hacktivists,” Ann Beauchesne, senior vice president for national security and emergency preparedness at the U.S. chamber, said. “We are excited to launch the U.S.–GCC Cyber Working Group because we believe that through greater public-private collaboration and communication regarding cybersecurity threats and best practices, we can better ensure the economic security of all countries involved.”
The working group aims to facilitate ongoing constructive dialogue between American companies and the public and private sectors within the Gulf countries.
“The U.S. chamber is here in Dubai because the UAE is one of the most wired countries in the world,” Khush Choksy, senior vice president for middle east affairs at the U.S. chamber, said. “It is critically important that the U.S. and UAE work together on issues such as cybersecurity, because hackers and bad actors know no international borders. Through events such as this forum and the new working group, we look forward to a sustained and constructive dialogue between American companies and the private and public sectors across GCC countries and the learning opportunities this will present.”