Comment: A lack of investment and awareness around cybersecurity is leaving GCC companies more at risk than others, writes Amar Diwakar.
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.
At present, 52 states have ratified the convention, but GCC member states are conspicuously absent. Nor is there any inter-state collaboration on cybercrime.