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.


Huawei honored for CSR initiatives

King Salman with Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East.
Updated 18 November 2018
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Huawei honored for CSR initiatives

Huawei, a global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has won first prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the annual awards gala, which took place on Nov. 12 at Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, King Salman recognized Huawei for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives. 

Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and only award focused on responsible competitiveness and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Kingdom, and Huawei is the first ICT company to win first place in the award’s history. 

As digital transformation sweeps across the globe, ICT technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, cloud computing and
more will unlock new values of growth and innovation and uplift societies and organizations to great heights of prosperity. 

The award recognized Huawei for its transformative impact in driving forward the Kingdom’s ICT sector as a whole in line with the government’s digitization goals, the National Transformation Program and Vision 2030. In particular, Huawei was celebrated for deploying their most advanced technologies, high-quality products and secured networks in the Kingdom.

Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East, said: “We are deeply humbled to receive such recognition from Saudi Arabia’s leadership. In the Kingdom, Huawei is determined to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. The improvement is endless on the road to providing customers with high-quality products and services. Today’s award is a milestone for us to continue to surpass ourselves. We will continue to play an active role in driving Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector development and grow together with our local partners, openly collaborating to build an ever deeper pool of ICT talent empowered to enable digital transformation.”