Applying for cybersecurity studies abroad begins Sunday for Saudi Arabians

Applying for scholarship programs in cybersecurity will start on Sunday as per King Salman’s Foreign Scholarship Program with specialization in this sector. (Shutterstock)
Updated 24 June 2018
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Applying for cybersecurity studies abroad begins Sunday for Saudi Arabians

RIYADH: Applying for scholarship programs in cybersecurity will start on Sunday as per King Salman’s Foreign Scholarship Program with specialization in this sector.
The step is part of an agreement between the National Cybersecurity Authority and the Ministry of Education in this regard, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Applications are to be submitted on this link: KSP.MOE.GOV.SA
According to the deal signed recently, as many as 1,000 young Saudis will benefit from this program to pursue cybersecurity related studies.
This will be carried on a period of five years, with 200 Saudis sent abroad each year.
The program offers bachelors, masters and PhD degrees in the United States, Canada and Britain.
The seats are divided into 60 seats for bachelor degrees, 100 for master programs and 40 for PhD scholarships in cybersecurity, computer networks and artificial intelligence.


Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

Updated 16 July 2019
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Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

CAIRO: Dr. Khalid Al-Ghamdi, chairman of the Arab Media Standing Committee and general supervisor of foreign media at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media, called for coordinated Arab efforts to overcome regional challenges particularly the Palestinian issue and terrorism.
Al-Ghamdi was presiding over the committee’s 93rd session held at Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo on Sunday.
He said the meeting discussed a number of key issues including the Arab Media Charter of Honor. It was, Al-Ghamdi said, a continuation of previous meetings to discuss their outcomes and review the results in the light of proposals put forward by different member Arab countries.
The meeting was also attended by Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General for Social Affairs Ambassador Badr El-Din Alali, Counselor Fawzi Al-Ghwail, director of the technical department of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, representatives of Arab member states, representatives of Arab information ministries and the heads of Arab media agencies and institutions.
Alali said the Palestinian question continues to remain the main issue in addition to the terrorist threats, sustainable development and the Arab image in the West.
“Implementing the Arab Media Strategy and improving media practices using the latest technologies is vital for media to effectively contributing to awareness programs and supporting the region’s vital issues.”
He said the inclusion of the Arab Media Charter of Honor and media education to the agenda is of great importance.
He also express resolve to counter the phenomenon of fake news and that the Arab media is serious about countering this problem.