Cyberattacks are happening regardless of organization type or size. Big, middle-sized, and small businesses, governmental organizations, apps, healthcare, and media all become targets of criminals online. Sometimes its aftermaths are minor and sometimes they may cause international conflicts.
Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, meaning Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, often become targets of ransomware and state-sponsored cybercriminals. Some of the incidents had real-life consequences like diplomatic conflicts and threats of catastrophes. Therefore, they had to take care of their cybersecurity in order to survive in such harsh conditions.
Some of the countries have already landed in the top-10 for cybersecurity efforts in the world while others continue to explore their resources, teach their citizens about best security practices and establish their cybersecurity centers. The countries also cooperate to enhance cybersecurity in the region overall and host major cybersecurity events to attract masterminds all around the world.
Yet, there is still a long way to go. Meanwhile, we collected the top-10 cybersecurity breaches in the Gulf Cooperation Council to discover and learn from.