Saudi Arabia’s top cybersecurity body signs memorandum with US company

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Saudi Arabia’s top cybersecurity body signed a memorandum of understanding with cybersecurity specialists Booz Allen Hamilton on Wednesday. (AN Photo)
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Saudi Arabia’s top cybersecurity body signed a memorandum of understanding with cybersecurity specialists Booz Allen Hamilton on Wednesday. (AN Photo)
Updated 21 March 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s top cybersecurity body signs memorandum with US company

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s top cybersecurity body signed a memorandum of understanding with cybersecurity specialists Booz Allen Hamilton on Wednesday, during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US.
The memorandum aims to organize internationally refereed cybersecurity national contests, the first of which is to be held on April 7.
It also aims to provide education and training sessions and set up a joint innovation center.
The memorandum was signed between the Saudi Cyber Security and Programming Federation’s vice president and the company’s executive chief.
It will allow access to private content through the company’s website, the organization of joint events and work to develop the skills of talented employees.
In a press conference, the federation’s president said that the initiative is part of a series of agreements that aim to realize the Vision 2030 plan to diversify the economy, create a technical generation by providing training sessions and events in the field, mentor talent and develop skills.


Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

Updated 21 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s first ‘smart’ pharmacy inaugurated

TABUK: Prince Fahd bin Sultan, governor of Tabuk region, inaugurated the Kingdom’s first smart pharmacy — operated by a robot — at King Fahd Specialist Hospital on Thursday, following his meeting with the province’s director general of health affairs, Ghurmallah bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.
It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can dispense 1,500 packages of medicine per hour, store over 20,000 packages of medicine, reject expired drugs, and deal with 240 prescriptions per hour — will save the time of patients and pharmacists, ensure better control of drug stocks, provide the highest safety standards, and reduce medication errors.
The pharmacy has six outlets, one of which is dedicated to serving disabled people.
Prince Fahd congratulated Tabuk Health Affairs on this achievement, which he said would contribute to better health care services.
He stressed that serving citizens was the main objective and praised the role of young men and women in meeting the requirements of the future.
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support for the health care sector in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Ghamdi thanked Prince Fahd for his support for the health care sector in the province.