Crisis management in the 4.0 era: the integration of state agencies and the new practices
For the past 10 years, key agencies working in the government and critical infrastructure have been implemented various measures to avoid major asset failures, disasters and security lapses, which may result in loss reputation.
The key to this is to have a centralised command centre in place which can coordinate all activities in order to develop modern communication systems that can help in data gathering and disseminations for assisting in intelligence operations.
The formation of National Security OPS centre (NSCO) and Office of Presidency State Security in Saudi Arabia are the best examples of coordinated activities. NSCO offers security service, including information, statistics and reports to the Saudi MOI’s security sectors, besides its role in coordinating the efforts of those agencies with each other. The Centre also follows up and assesses the emergency security situations and decides if intervention is needed.
The 2019 edition, taking place in Manama, will have a special focus on Bahrain and Saudi Arabia who are constantly driving this coordination across all agencies.