Cybersecurity Strategies of Gulf Cooperation Council Economies

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Nir B. Kshetri, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The countries that comprise the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—have become attractive cyber-attack targets thanks to their oil-fueled prosperity, liquid capital, and geopolitical and cultural positions. These cyber-threats and the GCC’s responses, resources, and capabilities have significant global implications. For example, the 2012 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, Aramco, had significant influence on the Pentagon’s decision to drastically expand its own cybersecurity (CS) force in the U.S. Cyber Command.

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Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Language: English
Date: 2016
cybersecurity, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), cybercrime

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