Over 150 Saudi students to take part in Cyber Saber Hackathon 2018

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The event grants students access to an advanced technical environment in various fields. (Supplied)
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The event grants students access to an advanced technical environment in various fields. (Supplied)
Updated 05 November 2018
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Over 150 Saudi students to take part in Cyber Saber Hackathon 2018

  • The competition will allow more than 153 Saudi students access to a virtual environment

JEDDAH: The Cyber Saber Hackathon 2018 will begin today in Riyadh with the participation of 36 teams of more than 150 students from seven prestigious universities.
The two-day event will offer students an opportunity to showcase their talents in different scenarios in the virtual environment of a smart city.
The competition, organized by VirtuPort in partnership with the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones and STC Business, will be held on the sidelines of the Middle East and North Africa Information Security Conference, to help hone the skills of citizens in the cybersecurity field.
Nouf Abdullah Al-Rakan, the CEO of the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones, said the event is part of the federation’s efforts to promote Saudi talent in the field of cybersecurity.
She said the competition will allow more than 153 Saudi students access to a virtual environment.
“Their experiences will later serve to build security and technical solutions for smart cities, along with the initial objective, which is discovering talents in the field.
“The arbitration will be electronic, where participating teams will be evaluated according to the points collected in the various phases of the challenge.”
Cyber Saber Hackathon is one of the most important competitions that allow male and female students of Saudi universities to develop their technical skills in order to find modern solutions in the field of cybersecurity. The event grants them access to an advanced technical environment in various fields, including web, networks, systems, encryption and many others.
The competition will be also held in Jeddah and Dammam after Riyadh.


World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years. (SPA)
Updated 13 November 2018
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World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

  • The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh

JEDDAH: World Scouting, represented by the Global Support Assessment Committee (GSAT), held a meeting with the members of the secretariat of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association (SASA) at its headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday.
They discussed the final evaluation stages by using the Global Support Assessment Tool (GSAT) adopted by the World Scouting for the assessment of its member countries.
The meeting also reviewed the criteria for global evaluation and all its procedures to ensure quality.
The Saudi association joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1963 and hosted the Arab Jamboree in Taif in 2000. There are over 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim.
SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years, adapting along the way to keep up with changing times and making use of new technologies.
Recently, SASA took part in the World Scout Jamboree Jota 61 on the Air and Joti 22 on the internet. The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh.