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RIPE NCC and Reload meet Banks and ISPs in Bahrain

Manama 24 February 2017: The RIPE NCC and Reload organised a meeting with Bahraini banks dedicated to “Secure Banking - How resilient is your Internet banking?” The meeting was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manama on Thursday, 23 February 2017 and attended by the ISPs, mobile operators and banks operating in Bahrain.

Today most organisations consider being disconnected from the Internet a catastrophic incident. With the ever-increasing reliance of businesses upon their online IT systems comes an equivalent increase in management’s duty to ensure a stable, secure and resilient access to the Internet. The potential costs of failing to do so can be enormous.

This meeting brought together experts from the banking sector, mobile operators and Internet Service Providers discussing in detail how Bahraini banks can ensure full network autonomy and Internet access resiliency through the local Internet Service Providers.

“The RIPE NCC is pleased to contribute to the security and development of the Internet in Bahrain by supporting its members and the local community with technical expertise on a range of Internet-related matters” said Paul Rendek, the Director of External Relations.

For Ahmed Husain, Reload CEO: “Such events are part of Reload’s continuous efforts as a Private CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) to give back to the cyber security community to instil best practices and a better, more secure architecture. We work with RIPE NCC to educate and enhance IP address resource owners, and this year we will be focusing on the financial sector to encourage them to control their online network presence and secure the published banking services on them.”

These meetings are part of the RIPE NCC strategy for greater cooperation between the RIPE NCC and one of the many external organisations we work with, including governments, regulators, technical bodies, industry groups, law enforcement agencies, academic and financial institutions and others. You can learn more about our external engagement with these parties at:

https://www.ripe.net/about-us/what-we-do/engagement-external-organisations

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For more information, please contact:
Chafic Chaya, Regional Communications Manager
RIPE NCC Dubai office
Phone: + 971 55 27 07 007
Email: cchaya _at_ ripe _dot_ net