Libyan Army: Cybersecurity Important to Stop Attacks


The Director of the Moral Guidance Department of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub praised the efforts made by the Libyan National Security Council in organising and supervising the Libya’s first International Conference on Cybersecurity.

In press statements on the sidelines of the conference, Al-Mahjoub said: “The war today has expanded to the home and the street, and is no longer limited to military confrontations on the frontlines. What we are exposed to today is very dangerous. It is necessary to address the current situation, as we are not manufacturers of technology, and therefore its danger is greater than its benefits.”

The LNA Official added that the “situation is difficult and requires immediate treatment. This conference is important as it is an important step in beginning to stop this. What is happening to us regarding these attacks goes beyond being informational, it affects society religiously and economically. As this technology affects everyday life, our morals and values.”

With the participation of Syria, the activities of the first Libya International Conference on Cybersecurity were launched in Benghazi on Saturday, entitled “National Security and Cyber Threats in a Changing World”.

During the conference, National Security Adviser, Ibrahim Bushnaf said that “this conference stems from a growing awareness of the need to pay greater attention to the existing challenges in the field of the internet, and the need to add cybersecurity to the list of national priorities in the State strategy.”

Bushnaf pointed to the “dangers that the rapid development of information and communication technology may pose to the security of citizens, society, and the state.” He noted that some countries “seeking to dominate cyberspace are what impedes ensuring information security in the face of campaigns of misinformation, sabotage, false news, and incitement to commit acts prohibited by law.”

For his part, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Libyan Parliament, Youssef Al-Agouri stressed the need to “protect future generations from destructive morals and exploitation of all kinds, with regard to cyberspace.”

Libyan Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Engineer Salem Al-Darsi, called for “preventive and cybersecurity measures, based on a specialised legislative environment.”