Cyber security body inks deal for Saudi students’ skill development

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Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH
- The Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SANS Institute on Monday to exchange knowledge, transfer technology and Saudize capabilities.

The MoU was signed by the Federation’s Vice Chairman Dr. Abdullah Sharaf Al-Ghamdi.

According to the MoU, the SANS Institute, in cooperation with the Federation, will organize training courses and national competitions for school and university students and offer programs to evaluate and strengthen cyber security skills.

The agreement also includes delivering advanced cyber security courses and organizing joint conferences and events, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“Signing this agreement with a distinguished company in cyber security training such as SANS will open new horizons for the members of the Federation through professional certifications,” said Saud Al-Qahtani, president of the Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation.

“The MoU will enable the localization of cyber security skills in national critical infrastructures and contribute to realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030”, said Al-Qahtani.

He also thanked the Federation’s coordination team, which included Dr. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, Dr. Jalal Al-Muhtadi, Sulaiman Al-Mukhadish, and Mohammed Al-Shamrani.

The SANS Institute is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of specialized training courses in cyber security. It was established in 1989 and has more than 140,000 alumni worldwide.


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