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Saudi Arabia Holds ‘Cybersecurity Awareness Exhibition’ for Hajj 2024

The National Cybersecurity Authority partnered with the Saudi Ministry of Interior (MOI) to launch the ‘Cybersecurity Awareness Exhibition’ to foster cybersecurity awareness during Hajj 2024, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The exhibition commenced today at MOI Employees Club in Mecca and will last till June 6, highlighting the attendance of the Deputy Assistant Minister of the Interior for Technology Affairs, Eng. Thamer Al-Harbi and all participating authorities in Hajj 2024.

The four-day event aims at enhancing cybersecurity awareness and reviewing the latest innovative and cutting-edge technologies in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia Holds ‘Cybersecurity Awareness Exhibition' for Hajj 2024
Cybersecurity Awareness Exhibition

The occasion showcases live simulations of cyberattacks and explains the safest practices to overcome these attacks through a vast array of interactive platforms.

Furthermore, the exhibition presented various instructions and guidelines to avoid falling prey to phishing and cybercrimes. The attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to discover all technologies employed to enrich the pilgrims’ experiences during this season.

Saudi Arabia Holds ‘Cybersecurity Awareness Exhibition' for Hajj 2024
Cybersecurity Awareness Exhibition

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia has embarked on early preparations to provide pilgrims with seamless services during their spiritual journeys.

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has collaborated with the Saudi National Bank (SNB AlAhli) to launch the world’s first international digital wallet ‘Nusuk Wallet’ to enable pilgrims to manage their money and expenses through a banking infrastructure supported by SNB AlAhli.

Moreover, the Kingdom offers a special system using GPS and interactive digital maps to help pilgrims move around the holy sites.

The digital interactive map shows directions to all the facilities provided by the General Authority for the Care of the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque. They include doors, the library, restrooms, guidance offices, and the service of providing manual and electric carts, escalators, elevators, field hospitals, bridges, and maintenance and work areas.

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