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National Cyber Security CTF Competitions in Oman and Morocco

According to a report from October 2, 2017, Oman’s National Cyber Security CTF (Capture the Flag) Competition has been launched. The competition is held by the Information Systems Department at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The orientation sessions were held in …

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Internet blocking attempts to combat the phenomenon of matriculation exams leaks

On June 14th it was posted that several voices in the Egyptian Education Ministry called for disabling Web services an hour prior to the Thanaweya Amma exams which are conducted between June 5-28 and will determine for some 570 thousand …

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Preparations to deploy 4G technology in Egypt

On May 5th, it was reported that the Egyptian Cabinet approved the country’s telecommunications authority – National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) – to launch fourth-generation mobile communications for approximately 94 million subscribers to its cellular services. Minister of ICT in …

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Licensing of internet distributors in Egypt will improve and expand the country’s internet

On April 26th were published the comments of the Egyptian ICT Minister that unauthorized internet connections are one of the main causes of poor ADSL service and the national authority of telecommunications regulation (NTRA) intends to create a regional licenses …

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The arrest of members of a band that has released a video which criticizes the Egyptian government

On May 11th it was reported that four young Egyptians, members of the Street Children band were detained for 15 days on charges of spreading on social networks and on their YouTube channel, a video, which was filmed by a …

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An Egyptian governmental report shows a decline in the number of internet and mobile users

On April 17th it was a report concerning the 4th quarter of 2015 was published by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. As part of the report, data concerning the country’s telecom market was published; Use costs – …

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