Riyadh forum to enhance women’s empowerment in cybersecurity

November 22, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

The National Cybersecurity Authority will organize the Women in Cybersecurity Forum in Riyadh on March 1-2, 2022 with the objective of empowering women in the field of cybersecurity. Several specialists, academics and researchers in the field of cybersecurity will attend the event.

The forum comes within the framework of the authority’s initiatives to empower women in the field of cybersecurity as well as to encourage women to join the cybersecurity field, in addition to developing their skills, exchanging experiences, and enabling them to take up jobs and leadership roles in this field.

The forum also aims to enhance women’s participation in cybersecurity, and to introduce available opportunities in education and training to qualify them to take up jobs in cybersecurity fields. The event also seeks to achieve the professional and leadership development of women to increase professional competence in this field, and to shed light on the achievements of Saudi women in this sector.

The forum will see discussion of several topics, including the current status of women’s representation in the fields of cybersecurity, and review efforts made to build national capacities within education and training programs and ways to enhance these efforts.

There will also be discussions on employment possibilities and leadership empowerment for women in the fields of cybersecurity with providing specialized vocational training and on-the-job training to acquire skills, in addition to exchanging experiences, reviewing the successes of Saudi women, and discussing ways of empowering them and enhancing their leadership capacities in cybersecurity.

It is noteworthy that the forum comes within the framework of achieving the authority’s objectives in building the competent national cyber cadres, and enhancing the participation of women in this field in order to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 as one of the main ingredients for achieving a safe and reliable Saudi cyberspace that enables growth and prosperity.

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