The National Security Committee and the Prime Minister of Lebanon have held an activity to strengthen cyber-attack response capabilities
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has chaired a meeting with the National Cybersecurity Committee in Beirut. This initiative is organized in the framework of the european project “Fighting Terrorism for Lebanon’s Security”, led by FIIAPP, which supports the Lebanese government in building its capabilities to fight terrorism and increase its resilience against cyber-attack.
The objective of this activity, which simulates a cyber-attack on infrastructures in the country, is to strengthen Lebanon’s national capabilities in order to react to threats from terrorism and organized crime, as well as to assist the country in its policy of increasing resilience against cyber risks. The initiative aims to enhance Lebanese national capabilities in early detection, risk assessment, information sharing, coordination mechanisms and effective response to cybercrimes.
The Lebanese Prime Minister stressed at the meeting, the government’s commitment “to address cybersecurity threats”. He also stated that “there is no choice but to build bridges of collaboration between critical public and private actors in close coordination with our international partners“.
During his speech, the Prime Minister also praised the efforts of the National Committee, the Secretary General of the Government and its National Coordinator. He also praised the efforts of the Delegation of the European Union and the governments of Spain and France for partnering with Lebanon to confront one of the most important threats of our times. The project is being implemented by EU experts from Spain (FIIAPP), France (CIVIPOL) and Italy (Arma dei Carabinieri). The event was also attended by the Spanish Ambassador, the Head of the Cooperation Section of the EUD and the representative of the French Embassy.