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.


A summer to remember with Jumeirah

Updated 17 July 2018
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A summer to remember with Jumeirah

Jumeirah Hotels has created a list of 90 different ways one can have fun over the summer months with friends and family at its hotels. From the beach, to the city, to the creek — or even a drive or plane journey away, there is something for everybody.
With six different categories to dip into, guests can enjoy a whole host of day or nighttime activities, as well as staycations or long-term stays within the family, dining, shopping, exploring, recharge and indulge categories — all available for guests to scroll through on www.jumeirah.com/90ways

Staycations at Jumeirah city hotels
l Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel are offering a UAE Residents’ rate from 315 dirham ($85). The perfect destinations to explore the Museum of the Future site, Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Bur Dubai and Deira.
l Zabeel House Al-Seef and Zabeel House MINI hotels are perfect for those looking for heritage and culture. Venture into the new area surrounding the Creek and the friendly team will lend you a bike to explore the eclectic neighborhood.

Food
l Foodies can tackle the huge variety of different meat cuts with a masterclass hosted by the Master Butcher at The Rib Room, Jumeirah Emirates Towers complete with a three course lunch for just 325 dirham per person.
l Experience dining re-imagined with a five-course menu to be enjoyed from the heights of Jumeirah Emirates Towers’ famed glass elevators with panoramic views.
l Learn to cook the perfect Spanish paella at Al-Hambra, Jumeirah Al-Qasr for 180 dirham per person.
l Kids eat for free at any of the Madinat Jumeirah all day-dining outlets of Hanaaya, Arboretum or The Palmery.

Day and nighttime fun

l Surprise a loved one by creating a personalized fragrance for 40 dirham at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, or host a party at Sinbad Kids Club at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray for 100 dirham per child.
l While the little ones enjoy that, the adults can enjoy beach and pool access, and the choice of either lunch or dinner at Lalezar followed by the legendary Turkish Hammam in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
l Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah invites guests to breeze through a hot summer day from a cooled pool cabana at The Terrace, sipping on unlimited signature mocktails, followed by a refreshing cold seafood platter from Scape Restaurant and Lounge. Or enjoy a romantic Moonlight Swim complete with your own pool adorned with rose petals and massage from 7,321 dirham per couple.