Jarrah representing Hariri at Cybersecurity Forum: Lebanon has put roadmap to provide Cyber security for all

The Council of Europe, EU Mission, and the French Embassy in Beirut, in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Higher Defense Council, organized Thursday a round table on Cybersecurity at the Grand Serail, under the auspices of Prime Minister-designate, Saad Hariri, represented by Caretaker Telecom Minister Jamal Jarrah, in presence of a panel of ministers, ambassadors, and security and academic figure.

In his word, French Ambassador Bruno Foucher highlighted the necessity to adopt new applicable standards to curb Cybercrime and protect Cybersecurity, in line with modern legislations.

For her part, EU Ambassador to Lebanon, Christina Lassen, indicated that Lebanon was exposed to Cyber threats, especially amid the absence of a strong legal frame.

"The EU is keen on supporting the National Committee for Cybersecurity and its efforts in enhancing the national capacity to deal with all kinds of Cybercrime," Lassen said.

"It is essential to devise a national balanced strategic vision on Cybersecurity and the policy that ensures the rule of law in the Cyber field," she added, highlighting the necessity to protect human rights principles.

For his part, Jarrah indicated that the Lebanese state had undertaken a series of measures to limit the risk of Cybercrime, including a roadmap that provides Cybersecurity for the state and citizens.

Source: National News Agency