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Understand technology, combat cybercrime

Dec 19, 2022

CAIT estimates $6 trillion in damage in 21.

KUWAIT CITY, December 18 – Arming oneself with technical knowledge is essential for successfully navigating the online world, according to Dr. Ammar Al-Husaini, Acting General Director of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT). Dr. Al-Husaini stated during his opening remarks at the fourth Kuwaiti cybercrime combatting conference that these crimes have become a main cause of resource depletion since they cause data destruction, intellectual property theft, personal data theft, and financial theft. He stated that the harm caused by electronic crime in 2021 was predicted to be more than USD six trillion, with the figure expected to climb to USD ten trillion by 2025.

According to Al-Husaini, the abuse of social media platforms and technological crime is directly related to a lack of knowledge, since research reveals that only 10% of victims report the crime. He emphasised that all citizens must be aware about electronic criminal law in order to understand their rights and obligations and prevent being victims of cybercrime. Dr. Al-Husaini advocated for more cybersecurity in both the public and commercial sectors, as well as increased collaboration to create technologies and security systems and enhance safety indicators.

Lieutenant General Ammar Al-Saraf of the Interior Ministry remarked that the electronic and cybercrime combatting department is experiencing significant challenges in privacy protection, particularly with recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence and Metaverse. He emphasized the importance of upgrading the cybersecurity legislation framework. and anticipated that a cybersecurity center will be established shortly. The fourth cybercrime combatting conference in Kuwait, conducted over two days and attended by technicians and specialists in the area, is hosted by CAIT and the Ministry of Interior. (KUNA)