Saudi cyber security college signs MoU for US training

Updated 26 April 2018
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Saudi cyber security college signs MoU for US training

  • The memorandum of understanding was signed with with Chiron Technology Services Inc
  • MoU includes establishing a professional training academy affiliated to the college: dean of the college

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s newest cybersecurity college has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chiron Technology Services Inc. in the US for a strategic training partnership.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz College of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies signed the MoU at Chiron’s headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.

The MoU was signed on behalf of Saud bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, adviser at the Royal Court, chairman of the board of directors of Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity and Programming (SAFCSP), by the dean of the college Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Dahlawi.

Al-Dahlawi said that the MoU includes establishing a professional training academy affiliated to the college, in which intensive scientific training programs in cybersecurity are to be provided .

Earlier, the college inked a deal with US firm Coursera, the world’s largest provider of interactive distance training and academic programs.

The Saudi federation also signed an agreement with STC to provide smart and innovative services and solutions, and technical support to the federation. The federation seeks to enhance national awareness of cybersecurity and programming through education.


Mosque of Bones: Evidence of Prophet Muhammad’s era

Updated 57 min 21 sec ago
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Mosque of Bones: Evidence of Prophet Muhammad’s era

JEDDAH: Masjid Al-Izam (Mosque of the Bones) is a historic mosque in Al-Ula governorate, located 300 km north of Madinah.
In the ninth year after Hijrah (the emigration of Makkah’s Muslims to Madinah), as the Prophet Muhammad was on his way to battle, he marked the Qibla (the direction in which Muslims should pray) using bones because he could not find rocks or blocks.
To mark the occasion, the area’s residents built a mosque on that spot and named it Masjid Al-Izam.
It was made of stone, and mud was used to cover its walls, but it has undergone several restorations.
“Mention of the mosque can be found in many renowned scientific sources,” Abdullah Kaber, a researcher in Madinah’s development authority, told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
He said Masjid Al-Izam has attracted the attention of King Salman, who is focused on restoring a number of historic mosques across the Kingdom.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) is planning to develop tourism in Al-Ula since it houses many historical sites and relics.