STC trains Saudis in cybersecurity

The students will go through summer training for a month, and will have verified certificates at the end of the training.
Updated 22 July 2018
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STC trains Saudis in cybersecurity

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha recently launched a cybersecurity program for beginners organized by the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), in the presence of Nasser Al-Nasser, STC Group CEO, and Abdul Aziz Al-Ruwais, governor of CITC.
Al-Sawaha praised the STC’s initiative of launching the “Cyber Craft” program, which seeks to build local and professional capabilities in cybersecurity based on best practices and global standards to lead the Kingdom to the ranks of developed countries in modern technical knowledge.
“The objectives of the program are compatible with the increasing demand for specialists in cybersecurity, especially as the services in the Kingdom witness an accelerating digital transformation in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030,” he added.
Al-Nasser said that the STC plays a pivotal role in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 as an enabler for digital transformation in the public and private sectors. He said the “STC Solutions” program trains Saudi talents in cybersecurity that is witnessing a huge demand.
Omar Alnomany, STC Solutions CEO, said that the initiative is the first of its kind because it focuses on young people, and that their training in cybersecurity will give them a chance to determine their educational and vocational track and use their energies in the right place.
The “Cyber Craft” program aims to train more than 150 students in Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar, in collaboration with two leading global companies in cybersecurity learning.
The students will go through summer training for a month, and they will have verified certificates at the end of the training.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”