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Jun
13

GCC businesses are facing a major cybersecurity deficit

From: TheNewArab

Comment: A lack of investment and awareness around cybersecurity is leaving GCC companies more at risk than others, writes Amar Diwakar.

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Regulatory parameters

A major obstacle to the effective control of cyber crime is its transnational nature. Attacks transpire across borders, and offenders have taken advantage of safe haven states that lack stringent cyber legislation and enforcement capabilities.

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At present, 52 states have ratified the convention, but GCC member statesĀ are conspicuously absent. Nor is there any inter-state collaboration on cybercrime.

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