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HBKU CSE lecture focuses on creating resilient cyberspace

HBKU CSE lecture 
focuses on creating 
resilient cyberspace

Tribune News Network
THE global scientific community’s efforts to create a more resilient cyberspace formed the basis of a recent public lecture organised by the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
Titled ‘Adapting to the Threat Within the Digital Revolution on October 31’, the lecture addressed the multitude of security threats posed by a constantly evolving digital landscape.
The lecture was delivered by Prof Roberto Baldoni, who is the deputy director of Italy’s Department of Information for Security (DIS) and chair of the Italian Cybersecurity Management Board. He is also the founder and director of the Sapienza Research Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security.
Discussions touched on the efforts of the European Union and Italy to ensure the ongoing digital revolution benefits societies without risking independence and prosperity. This prompted consideration of the role the scientific community should play in developing mechanisms that facilitate secure and resilient networks and information systems. Case studies used by Prof Baldoni also highlighted specific security challenges facing key technologies.
Prof Baldoni’s lecture was the prelude to a visit by senior Italian policymakers and dignitaries to the Qatar Information Technology Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019). The delegation included Italian Undersecretary for Defence Angelo Tofalo and Italy’s Ambassador to Qatar HE Pasquale Salzano.
Speaking after the event, Dr Mounir Hamdi, dean, said: “The timing of Prof Baldoni’s public lecture was perfect. QITCOM is all about showcasing disruptive smart technologies, including those that enhance cybersecurity best practices. Many of these technologies have been developed by members of the scientific community, a fact that only reinforces their importance to a resilient cyberspace. I’d personally like to thank Prof Baldoni for the unique contribution he has made to one of CSE’s core missions, which is to have a positive local and global impact in the fields of science, engineering and technology.”