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 camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

Updated 23 March 2019
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Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

  • Princess Jamila’s camel will compete in a race marking the conclusion of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival
  • King Salman will attend the grand finale of the 46-day event

JEDDAH: A camel owned by a woman will compete in an official race in Saudi Arabia for the first time, a senior figure in the sport said on Friday.

Fahd bin Hithleen, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Camel Club and the newly appointed president of the International Camel Organization (ICO), said the race is part of the closing day of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, which began on Feb. 5 and ends on March 23.

“The camel race will end this Saturday with the participation of the first female in camel racing,” Hithleen said on his official Twitter account. “I congratulate Princess Jamila Bint Abdulmajeed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz for breaking into the camel world and wish her all the success.”

The festival finale will take place in the presence of King Salman.

Princess Jamila said that camel racing is no longer exclusively the preserve of men, as the ongoing reforms in the country continue to empower Saudi women and open up new opportunities for them across the Kingdom.

The Kingdom established the ICO, the first global group of its kind for camels, on Thursday with the participation of representatives from 96 countries. Riyadh was chosen as the location for its headquarters and Hithleen was appointed to serve a five-year term as its first president.