Saudi commission signs deal to boost cybersecurity education

Saudi commission signs deal to boost cybersecurity education
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File Photo showing a computer screen depicting cyber crime which cost the world $172 billions in 2017. (AFP)
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File Photo showing a computer screen depicting cyber crime which cost the world $172 billions last year, Norton Cyber Security's 2017 insights report. (AFP)
Updated 20 June 2018

Saudi commission signs deal to boost cybersecurity education

Saudi commission signs deal to boost cybersecurity education

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian National Commission for Cyber Security has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education to allocate 1,000 scholarships over five years for students looking to specialize in cybersecurity.
The agreement hopes to prepare qualified Saudi specialists in cybersecurity.
The Commission will set up the educational requirements and criteria for successful applicants of both genders in coordination with the sector’s core needs.
The Commission is also to specify the appropriate universities and institutions that will deliver the necessary programs.
The new agreement will help meet ‘Vision 2030’ goals to build national capacity in all sectors to meet market demands.
The agreement also aims to meet the new targets of Saudi student’s scholarship as set by King Salman, setting out choice of speciality to reflect market demands.