Saudi cyber security college signs MoU to promote technology

A member of the military specialised in cyber defense works on servers in Lille on January 23, 2018 during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum. (AFP)
Updated 24 June 2018
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Saudi cyber security college signs MoU to promote technology

  • Stanford will contribute to the development of academic content at the college covering cybersecurity
  • Stanford enjoys a globally renowned position in the fields of computer science and engineering

JEDDAH: Prince Mohammed bin Salman College for Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies has signed a strategic partnership deal with Stanford University in the US.
Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Dahlawi, the dean of Mohammed bin Salman College, said that Stanford enjoys a globally renowned position in the fields of computer science and engineering, and the agreement, signed in San Francisco, California, on June 22, will help the Saudi college develop and grow in line with the standards of international learning institutions.
He added that Stanford will contribute to the development of academic content at the college covering cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and cloud computing.
Dr. Khaled Al-Suwailem, from the Stanford Global Projects Center, said the agreement reflects the university’s belief in the importance of strategic partnerships and in Prince Mohammed bin Salman College as a specialized institution promoting knowledge and technology in support of Vision 2030.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.