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, 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.”


Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2019 opens this week

Saudi Agriculture 2019 will have nine country pavilions and more than 380 exhibitors representing 34 countries.
Updated 20 October 2019

Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2019 opens this week

Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC) will organize the 38th edition of the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2019 under the patronage of Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, minister of environment, water and agriculture.
The event will run from Oct. 21 to 24th at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Fakieh Poultry Farms is the diamond sponsor, while Saudi Organic Farming Association (SOFA) and Saudi Aquaculture Society are partners of the exhibition.
Saudi Agriculture 2019 will have nine country pavilions and more than 380 exhibitors representing 34 countries.
Mohammad Al Al-Sheikh, head of marketing at REC, said: “Saudi Agriculture 2019 is a comprehensive trade fair that will feature the latest technological advancements, machinery and practices in the field of agriculture.”
He added: “This year, we expect the participation of hundreds of international and local companies in the exhibition, in addition to thousands of attendees and visitors of various nationalities.”
The theme of this year’s edition is “Agricultural Innovation for a Better Life.”
“Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2019 aims, with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, to promote the development of the Kingdom’s agricultural sector and achieve compliance to international benchmarks,” said Al-Sheikh.