In a speech at the International Cybersecurity Forum 2022, Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman indicated that the world could not bear two weeks without Saudi oil exports.
The Saudi Energy Minister stressed, at the forum held in the capital, Riyadh, that the energy sector is the most affected by cyber-attacks, and these attacks are considered a weapon without an army or marches, but they have a significant impact.
He added, “We have to be proactive to repel cyber threats. Governments and organizations must cooperate to end this challenge because cyberattacks are changing rapidly and we must be aware of this.”
The Saudi minister explained that the world cannot bear two or three weeks without Saudi oil exports. He also noted that Saudi Arabia’s activation of emergency plans contributed to saving the situation so far.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said that he is always cautious, stressing that “things should not be taken for granted.”