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  • 04-Jul-2022

    Abu-Ghazaleh: Cybersecurity and environmental pollution threaten future of humanity

    In the 2nd regional conference on cybersecurity and renewable energy .. Abu-Ghazaleh: Cybersecurity and environmental pollution threaten future of humanity
    AMMAN – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), has reaffirmed that cybersecurity and environmental pollution are considered top critical issues threatening the future of humanity. We should realize that each constitutes a major challenge that necessitate collective cooperation to overcome the threat and to protect the national security and livelihood.
    Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh’s statement was part of his keynote speech at the Second Regional Conference on Cybersecurity and Renewable Energy, organized by the Arab Internet and Telecom Union (ARISPA) in Beirut, under the auspices of the League of the Arab States.
    The Conference was held in the presence of Dr. Firas Bakour, ARISPA chairman of the Board, Mr. Shunli Wang, President of Public Affairs & Corporate Communications of Huawei Middle East, Dr. Khaled Wali, Minister Plenipotentiary at the League of Arab States and HE Mr. Johnny Corm, Lebanon’s Minister of Telecommunications, in addition to high-ranking dignitaries.
    Cybersecurity:
    Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh further affirmed that the challenges cybersecurity is experiencing are enormous, especially after the technical and technological progress that is that is invading our life, emphasizing the importance of constantly developing security protection methods to address all new threats to information security.
    He, further, explained that the key problem lies in the Internet and “Internet Governance”, noting that the US opposes its governance, since it considers the internet as something that exists in the space with no limits, not subject to any sovereignty or courts.
    Moreover, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh indicated that the problem of the Internet has two sides; internationally and locally. The international side is out of control, while the national local side could be solved by establishing a specialized department in each ministry with the aim of coordinating and managing Internet cyber protection. These include, according to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, the establishment of departments and centers at each public institution and all business enterprises.
    He also underlined the need to ascertain the effectiveness of the protection system in an organization or institution to protect content and ensure that a Backup System is provided in case of loss of database and files.
    On Environmental Pollution
     Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh drew the audience attention to studies that estimated that the world would face a major challenge to human existence in 2050, which may lead  to human extinction as a result to environmental pollution. He called for finding effective solutions starting with moving away from fossil fuels, replacing them with solar and renewable energy at the national and individual levels.
    He pointed out that the measures, at the national level, should be implemented through the provision of solar panel factories in every country, by availing financial grants and incentives to founders of these factories, including tax exemption. While at the individual level, he suggested to move towards solar energy; stating that TAG.Global established a solar power plant which is saving a huge amount of money, and the project contributes to the protection of the environment by generating clean energy. 
    Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh ended by expressing his optimism about the creation of a renewable energy-based global system, since it is accessible to all and allows all countries to achieve national security and self-sufficiency.