Saudi cyber security body signs agreement with top training institute

Updated 19 February 2018
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Saudi cyber security body signs agreement with top training institute

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s top cyber security body has inked an agreement with a leading training institute to localize skills in critical infrastructure security.
The Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation and SANS Institute signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Monday.
The deal aims to aims to exchange knowledge, transfer technology and localize capabilities.
The MoU was signed by the federation’s Vice Chairman Dr. Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi.
“Signing this agreement with a distinguished company in cyber security training such as SANS will open great horizons for the members of the Federation through professional certifications,” said federation President Saud Alqahtani.
“The MoU will enable the localization of cyber security skills in national critical infrastructures and contribute in realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030” Alqahtani added. 
Alqahtani thanked the federation’s coordination team, which included Dr. Abdullah Alghamdi, Dr. Jalal Almuhtadi, Eng. Sulaiman Almukhadish, and Eng. Mohammed Alshamrani.
The SANS Institute is the world's largest and most trusted provider of specialized training courses in cybersecurity. It was established in 1989 and has more than 140,000 alumni worldwide.
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.


SAMACO gears up to unveil Audi Q8 in October

The Audi Q8 features a sporty design and dynamic performance
Updated 19 September 2018
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SAMACO gears up to unveil Audi Q8 in October

Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Audi cars in Saudi Arabia, is gearing up to reveal the Audi Q8 — the new face of the Q family — in Saudi Arabia. The new Audi Q8 combines the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé with the practical versatility of a large SUV. 

The Audi Q8 features a sporty design and dynamic performance, which distinguishes it from other SUV cars bearing Audi’s four rings emblem. At 4.99 meters long, 2 meters wide and 1.71 meters in height, this sports coupe SUV is longer and lower than its sister model the Q7.

Kerem Tas, general manager of the Audi brand at SAMACO Automotive, said: “This new model is a distinctive addition to the Audi model range. It represents a unique integration between highly sophisticated features, luxury, sports and excellent performance.” 

He added: “Audi is getting ready to launch more all-new models of its A6 and A7 cars during the fourth quarter of this year 2018. Samaco is preparing to open a new sales center for the sale of both new and Audi-approved cars in the Saudi capital Riyadh in the near future to offer an even better service to our customers in the Kingdom.”