Fortinet to train Tabuk University students in cybersecurity

Fortinet to train Tabuk University students in cybersecurity
Fortinet has partnered with Tabuk University to offer the Fortinet Network Security Academy program.
Updated 07 October 2019

Fortinet to train Tabuk University students in cybersecurity

Fortinet to train Tabuk University students in cybersecurity

Fortinet, an American company specializing in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that Tabuk University will be the first educational institution in Saudi Arabia to offer the Fortinet Network Security Academy (FNSA) program. The FNSA is designed to develop and train action-oriented cybersecurity experts to manage new and advanced threats on the horizon.

The academy will provide industry-recognized cybersecurity training and certification opportunities to students who will learn how to protect organizations from cyberthreats. 

“Organizations in the Middle East have struggled for years to close the significant skills gap between cybersecurity talent required for the business and its actual market availability,” said Alain Penel, regional vice president — Middle East, Fortinet. “Our partnership with Tabuk University is a step toward helping close the skills gap in the network security arena at the grassroots level, and prepare students for a career in network security. The FNSA program will provide industry-recognized Fortinet training and certification opportunities to students who enroll at the university.” 

Students at Tabuk University will obtain both the theoretical lectures and hands-on laboratory practice needed to achieve a Fortinet certification. The university will offer students the NSE 4 — FortiGate Network Security Professional curricula delivered by a Fortinet-certified trainer in a purpose-built lab. 

“We are proud to be the first university in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East to introduce the Fortinet Network Security Academy,” said Dr. Saad Almutairi of Tabuk University. “Our vision is in line with the government of Saudi Arabia to help build a strong workforce capable of meeting the requirements of businesses in Saudi Arabia, and helping to increase the number of skilled network security professionals. As an academic institution, we play a crucial role in building and shaping careers of individuals. Through the Fortinet Network Security Academy program, we aim to encourage students to build a career in network security from a young age, thereby contributing to the strength of highly skilled professionals.”


SABB celebrates Riyadh on World Cities Day

Updated 02 December 2020

SABB celebrates Riyadh on World Cities Day

SABB celebrates Riyadh on World Cities Day

On the occasion of the UN’s World Cities Day, celebrated each year on Oct. 31, the Saudi British Bank (SABB) launched a campaign to show the urban development of Riyadh city, starting from infrastructure projects aimed at improving the quality of life to the organizational initiatives that have contributed to attracting glob- al investors.

SABB prepared an introductory report titled “My City” that was published on the bank’s website and distributed to individual and corporate clients inside and outside the Kingdom. This is in addition to publishing a brief on the website, mentioning the most prominent features of the developments taking place in the Kingdom at different levels, to support programs for sustainable and balanced growth, improving business environment, attracting foreign investment, and encour- aging innovation.

The “My City” report focuses on the role of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, as it is a transformative initiative aimed at developing the Kingdom’s economy, in addition to the positive impact that it had on Riyadh, considering that it is the capital and the main business center in the Kingdom. These developments are ex- pected to further contribute to improving the appearance and image of the city. The report also referred to the investments made by the Saudi government throughout history in order to enhance and develop other social services such as health, education and entertainment.

SABB has livened up its campaign to celebrate the city of Riyadh on this global occasion, by hanging a mural on the bank’s head office building, drawn by a young Saudi artist, Noura Bouzo, embodying the ancient history of Ri-yadh and its promising future. SABB is a licensed financial institution operating under the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority’s supervision and control. The bank was established in 1978 as a Saudi joint stock company. It is an associate company of the HSBC Group.

SABB offers integrated financial and banking services including personal banking, corporate banking, investment, private banking and treasury. The bank’s paid-up capital is SR20.5 billion ($5.4 billion) after its legal merger with Alawwal Bank, to become one entity and one of the largest banks in the Kingdom.