HE Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, received the Secretary General of the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Sheryan who introduced to him the electronic shifting work team marking the authority’s success to meet the requirements of the first phase which earned it the Trust and Accreditation Certificate from the Information and eGovernment Authority.
HE Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil congratulated the team on this vital achievement. HE lauded the efforts of all task forces in various departments to achieve the authority’s strategic goals and use systems to boost cyber security and apply the best technical practices to protect the electronic systems, assets and information from the increasing hacking threats, and to confront cybercrimes.
HE also praised the unrelenting efforts of Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa in promoting the use of modern technologies to provide egovernment services and boost cyber security. This reflects on the services provided to the actual and potential strategic partners of all citizens and civil society organizations.
The Minister praised the efforts exerted by the CEO of the Information and eGovernment Authority Mohammed Al Qaed to launch the "Trust" initiative for information security in government agencies, which came as a motivator to create a healthy and competitive environment for raising the level of information security. It was through applying the principles of governance and technical support to qualified human resources that achieved the regional leadership of the Kingdom of Bahrain and achieved the highest levels of reliability for the e-government environment.
On his part, Dr. Ahmed Ali Al Sheryan, Secretary General of the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) expressed his happiness with the technical merit achieved by the Authority. He praised the diligent efforts of the IT team in protecting and shielding the Authority's information and their keenness to respond directly to the penetration attacks more effectively. Dr. Al Sharyan commended the continuous support and follow-up of the National Oil and Gas Authority by the Minister to achieve the highest levels of productivity and competitiveness and the commitment to take firm steps towards safe institutions of electronic threats, stressing the importance of securing and protecting electronic systems in the government sector. He also stressed on the importance of putting solutions and policies in place to defend any incidents and potential security attacks.