Jazan deputy emir launches ‘Cybersecurity Week’ in southwestern Saudi Arabia

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The campaign will introduce cybersecurity as one of the most important components of life in various fields. (SPA)
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The campaign will introduce cybersecurity as one of the most important components of life in various fields. (SPA)
Updated 31 December 2018
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Jazan deputy emir launches ‘Cybersecurity Week’ in southwestern Saudi Arabia

  • The deputy emir said in his opening speech that this initiative was launched to fulfill the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Deputy Emir of Saudi Arabia’s Jazan region, Prince Mohammad bin Abdel Aziz, launched on Sunday a week-long campaign to spread awareness and training on cybersecurity.
Entitled “Cybersecurity week,” the campaign was launched at the main meeting hall in Jazan, with Prince Mohammad highlighting its importance.
The deputy emir said in his opening speech that this initiative was launched to fulfill the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which is aimed at a comprehensive development for the nation’s security, economy, entertainment sector and to provide quality living standards for its citizens.
He said the campaign will introduce cybersecurity as one of the most important components of life in various fields, through its role in boosting nationalism, consolidating human communication, serving the nation and maintaining its security.
Prince Mohammad said the campaign will introduce participants to the importance of cybersecurity and the preservation of everything related to Jazan’s data systems and information.
He also said the participants involved in the campaign indicates that Jazan has the capabilities of fulfilling digital development in line with the Vision 2030.


MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 25 March 2019
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MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.