Prince Bandar bin Abdullah Al-Mishari has been the assistant minister of interior for technology affairs since February 2018.
Prince Bandar spoke recently at the cybersecurity meeting organized by the Jeddah branch of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International).
“The portal of the Ministry of Interior is a pioneer in the region in smart services and solutions. The ministry’s platforms and initiatives are used by millions of users every day,” he said.
He said that data had become “a commodity, an industry, wealth. All forms of data, in fact, have become an integrated industry and a national treasure on all levels.” Data and information, if used properly, can make a big leap in our life, he said, but if neglected, they will be a burden on societies.
Prince Bandar was the director general of the National Information Center of the Ministry of Interior from 2008 to 2013.
In 1985 Prince Bandar obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from King Saud University. In 1988 he received his master’s in electronic engineering from the same university.
In 1994 he obtained his Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, US.
In 2006, Prince Bandar was promoted to an associate professor at the College of Engineering at King Saud University.
Prince Bandar has participated in more than 20 academic conferences in his area of specialization and has published more than 24 arbitrated and academic research. He supervised many research projects and participated in supervision and examination committees for master’s and Ph.D. degrees.