• The mainstreaming of Aramco experience in the electronic security locally is a necessity


    Stressing  the need for technical solutions to "the economy"


                  Economists, academics, experts agreed that the kingdom is under a clear electronic threat to the national economy, pointing to the damage to a number of economic sectors, specially the service sectors, lately, with a big harm, due to the arrival of the upgraded version of the virus, "Shimon 2" to information technology systems in those sectors.
    "The economy" in its issue for February shed light on this war faced by the Kingdom and pointed to a report by the National Center for cybersecurity at the Interior Ministry on January 23, 2017, that stated that the virus "Shimon 2" hit 11 government and private entities, affecting more 1800 "surfer" server, and more than 9000 computer, pointing that the implementation steps, passed through several stages, the first being to get the powers of the administrator via social engineering and executive messages, and remote access to the network via VPN or RDP or VNC or other and then surveyed the internal network to identify the systems and network devices of the facility, then the copy malicious files on a device in the network, including the "Shimon" file and then deployed to other devices within the network, and later operated the software malware remotely using PSexec or Group Policy or SCCM or other, and finally varied damage caused by the attack between delete the entire data from the device, and data encryption using RC4 or destruction of operating systems and install programs.
    Economists and academic experts stressed that the mail attack that some sectors recently had by the upgraded version of Shimon 2 virus reminds us of the attack in 2012, which has affected the technical infrastructure of Saudi Aramco at the time, noting that the initial analysis of the attack leads to consider it as an organized  coordinated attack for some time, indicating that the attack began some time ago, and more clearly, launched in October last year, and stressed the need to follow the experience of Aramco in facing any electronic hacking.
    "The economy " mentioned the "e-commerce" and said that the retail sector in the Kingdom is ready to enter a new phase of its kind, not on the level of economic sectors in the Kingdom, but also in the Middle East. The "retail" is looking to break into the world of the digital economy, in terms of development, innovation marketing solutions, according to the Vision 2030 and the stage is titled "e-commerce", keeping up to the global challenges, and to meet the needs of customers both locally and regionally, through electronic stores based on infrastructure eligible to increase the amount of investments, enhancing the growing opportunities, encouraged by the easily paying online, the increasing growth in the number of customers who buy products and services on the Internet, mostly through their smartphones.
    "The economy" discussed the issue of medical tourism and described it as a drifter investment in the Kingdom in terms of international figures indicating that 50 million passengers around the world are receiving treatment outside their country annually, and suggests that these treatment costs between 50 and 60 billion dollars, according to estimates by the Economic Cooperation Organization and development OECD. Experts predict a growth in medical tourism at a rate of 20% per annum, which according to experts is a major player in the field of sustainable development in many countries of the world.
    In spite of the importance of medical tourism, as a source of national income, but this vital investment have not been exploited yet in the Kingdom as intended, to the weakness of marketing programs, and low promotion operations locally, regionally and globally, which led many Saudis abroad in search of treatment, instead of treatment in their home country, and led to a scarcity of private investment in the sector, despite the availability of capabilities and infrastructure that qualify Kingdom to become the most important destination for medical tourism in the Middle East.
    In the  blog of  A Man and his time "the economy" mentioned the biography of the late  Eng. Harb bin Saleh Al Zuhair since receiving a primary school in Basra, Iraq passing Beirut and Choueifat down to the American Hampshire University in the city of Portsot where he majored in civil engineering, and graduated with excellence and worked in the Ministry of Communications in the year 1961 to 1968, and began a supervisor engineer on major roads working farm roads, then a general director of the planning units related to the Ministry of planning, as part of the first Five year plan for the development of the country 'until he resigned in 1968, to start a self employment, and set up a company "with modern industrial specialties and desalination of water and electricity ", which has branched to other companies in industry, trade and construction.

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